Minot, ND – As the 2016/17 NAHL season draws near we are giving Tauros fans a chance to meet all of the new members of the club as well as learn a little more about the returning Tauros. We will play 20 questions with a different Tauro every day from now until the NAHL Showcase going in number order, today we catch up with veteran forward #18 Austin Koss.
Out of Huntington Beach, CA, Koss spent the last two seasons skating for the LA Jr. Kings U16 and U18 teams. In two seasons in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League Koss posted 8 goals and 12 assists over 54 games. A gifted two-way player Koss brings decent size at 5’11 and 195 lbs. The Tauros have had good luck with players from the Golden State led by James Mathias, Merrick Madsen, Ryan Ruck, and Steven Sherman.
From the Coaches’ Office: Austin was brought to us by our Head Scout, Chris Lonke who saw him at a camp this spring. Austin is a hard-nosed kid who competes extremely hard every day, is very physical, and will do whatever is asked of him. We expect him to be a responsible, two-way center that provides energy, and does the little things well. – Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: no
Older/younger siblings: young sibling: Madeline Koss, age 17
Favorite NHL team/player: LA Kings/ Pavel Datsyuk
What inspired you to start playing hockey: going to the roller rink the first time to watch my friend in his game
Pregame routine: rest, good meal, stretch
Ideal pregame meal: chicken with vegetables and rice, or pasta with meatballs
Any hockey superstitions: no
Best hockey memory: scoring the game winning goal in OT to beat the Colorado Thunderbirds at the 2013 Nationals to make it to the quarterfinals.
Aside from people, what will you miss most from home: the beach, weather, and my dogs
Do you believe in ghosts or aliens: no
Favorite vacation spot: Surf and Sand Hotel on the waters of Laguna Beach
Least favorite word: lazy
Favorite candy bar: Hershey’s
Favorite pizza topping: pepperoni
What song would you sing for Karaoke: Closer ft. The Chainsmokers
Favorite cartoon as a kid:SpongeBob
Do you have a hidden talent: good at Wii bowling
What’s your dream car: Audi Q5
If you could have one superpower what would it be: the ability to fly
If you had to go on a reality show which one would you choose: The Price is Right