by: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com
As the season approaches we will be giving you a chance to meet the new Tauros as well as learn a little more about the returning players by asking them 20 questions. We will be going in number order; yesterday we met Tyler Jeanson and today we hear from Christian Mohs. Come back tomorrow to hear from Colton Berg. For links to all of the past Tauros 20 Questions look to the bottom of this page.
Christian Mohs may have been the most underappreciated Minotauro last year. The third member of the top line with Blake Lizotte and Johnny Walker, Mohs was every bit as important as his headline grabbing linemates. His 18 goals and 33 assists were the second best on the team in each category behind Walker’s 20 goals and Lizotte’s 38 assists. His +23 rating was also second best on the team as was his 15.9% shooting percentage.
Aside from his offensive ability, Mohs was an excellent two-way forward. The coaching staff called on him to be on the ice late in games to protect leads as well as on the penalty kill. There is no reason to expect that work load to diminish in his second year as a Tauro.
A 1995 birth year Mohs is in his final season with the Tauros. Another season like his rookie year should earn him an NCAA DI look.
From the Coach’s Office: Christian had an exceptional year for us last season, and many nights, he was the best player on the ice. Finishing in the top 30 in league scoring last season was a huge accomplishment. We want to be a team that is able to skate and and make plays, and Christian is a player that does both very well. He is a player that we will rely on heavily this season. – Head Coach Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: Mohsy or Critter
Older/younger siblings: Brothers: Mike-26, Matt-23, Colin-17
Favorite NHL team/player: Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby
Why (if you did) did you pick your number: It was the number given to me last year
Pregame routine: Morning stretch/skate with guys, then Panera, then go home, relax and start thinking about the game.
Ideal pregame meal: Panera, peanut butter and jelly sandwich before I leave for the rink
Any hockey superstitions: Stretch in the same way, put on gear in the same way as in right before left for equipment
Best hockey memory: Sweeping Bismarck last year in Playoffs
Personal goals for this season: Earn a D1 College Hockey opportunity and win a Robertson Cup
Favorite school subject: Math
Favorite vacation spot: Cancun, Mexico
Favorite zoo animal: Lion
Favorite junk food: Ice cream
Favorite musician: Billy Currington
What song would you sing for Karaoke: I Got a Feelin- Billy Currington
Favorite cartoon as a kid: Spongebob
Hidden talent: Water sports- wakeboarding, water ski, tubing
Who is your dream date: Jana Kramer
Who would play you in a movie: Matthew McConaughey
If you could go back in time when/where would you go: 1980 USA Olympic Game