Minot, ND – After much anticipation and debate the Minot Minotauros and the Minot State University Beavers will meet on the ice to raise funds for the Maysa Expansion Project. The game will take place on January 5th at 7:05 p.m. at the Maysa Arena and 100% of the profits will go towards the Maysa Expansion Project. Aside from the game itself the teams will also hold a silent auction of team memorabilia to raise additional funds.
As for the game itself both head coaches are excited for the opportunity. Tauros Head Coach Marty Murray said; “January 5th will be an exciting evening of hockey for the Beavers, the Tauros, and their fans. More importantly it is a great way to show our commitment to the Maysa Expansion Project.” Wade Regier, Head Coach of Minot State, added “we are excited to finally have both programs faceoff against each other. Both programs know the importance of the Maysa expansion to the city of Minot and are glad we can help support the project.”
The game comes just as both teams will be firing up for the stretch run of their seasons. The Tauros sit in first place in the North American Hockey League’s Central Division while the Beavers are ranked number one in the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s top division. The game is an exciting opportunity for both clubs to gain bragging rights, but will most likely not settle any bar room debates. Tauros Assistant Coach Nigel Dube was the Captain of Minot State’s 2013 ACHA Champion team said “the game will not settle any debates but it will build on how far hockey has come in Minot and give both teams a chance to showcase the talent that they bring to the city.”
Jarrod Olson, the manager of the Maysa Arena said, “It will be a great night, both programs have been committed to helping with the Maysa Expansion Project and are excited to call the new building home.” Tickets for the game will be available through the Minotauros website www.minotauroshockey.com starting on Monday December 1st. Adult tickets will be $20 and children 6-12 are $15, children five and under are free. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for the 7:05 p.m. puck drop, 100% of revenue from the game will go towards the Maysa Arena Expansion Project.