Minot, ND – The Minot Minotauros now know the path for their Central Cup defense. The season will open with the Minotauros heading to Blaine, MN for the annual NAHL Showcase at the Schwan Super Rink with four games in as many days. While the Tauros four out-of-division opponents for that event have yet to be announced the Tauros do know that those games will be their only games outside of the Central Division this season.
After the Showcase the Tauros will head to Brookings and Bismarck before the home opener at the Maysa Arena against the Bobcats on Saturday, October 6th. Bismarck will again be the opponent for the Tauros second home game on Saturday, October 20th, the Tauros only other home game the first six weeks of the season.
The Tauros make up for the road heavy start with a home heavy November playing seven games bookending games against Bismarck and Brookings with playoff rematches against Austin and Aberdeen. The Tauros will host Bismarck and Aberdeen again in December, including the Bobcats coming to the Maysa for Minot Hockey Weekend on December 8th and for the annual Christmas Break Battle on December 29th. The Tauros will again keep tradition alive with a New Years Eve game in Bismarck.
Once the calendar flips to 2019 the Tauros will finally get their first look at the Minnesota Wilderness under the direction of their new Head Coach Dave Boitz playing them on back to back weekends, first in Cloquet then in Minot on January 11th and 12th.
After the Wilderness come to Minot the Bruins are in the next weekend before the Tauros face their most difficult stretch of the schedule. Eight of ten games are on the road from January 25th until February 23rd. The run opens in Brookings for two before returning to Minot for the Tauros only February home games against the Blizzard on February 1st and 2nd. Then the Tauros head to the Wilderness and the Bruins on consecutive weekends. After that the Tauros top uncommitted players will travel to the league’s Top Prospects Tournament and then meet the team for another pair of road games in Aberdeen to finish up the challenging run.
The final push toward the playoffs sees the Tauros nine of their final 12 games at home in March and April. Bismarck makes their last Maysa appearance on March 6th. The Tauros close out the regular season with the Brookings Blizzard at the Maysa Arena on April 5th and 6th. The Tauros full 2018-2019 schedule is below. Or go here to print out a schedule poster for your wall.
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