Boos and Bears

Friday: Tauros vs. Bruins 8:05 p.m. sponsored by Farmer’s Union Insurance Heather Allard

 

Saturday: Tauros vs. Bruins 7:35 p.m. sponsored by: Farmers Insurance Agent Miranda Schuler Giveaway: Tauros Magnet Schedules and Farmers Insurance Glow Sticks

 

Minot, ND – The Minotauros look to stay hot after melting the Blizzard last weekend on the Pepsi Rink at Maysa Arena by a combine score of 11-6 in a weekend sweep.  The Bruins meanwhile come in on a five-game skid including Wednesday’s overtime loss to the Minnesota Wilderness.  Despite their different fortunes of late the Tauros sit just three point ahead of the Bruins in the standings, in third and fourth respectively.

For the Tauros offense has not been an issue during the hot start, posting 39 goals through 10 games.   Nik Armstrong-Kingkade leads the club with eight goals and 13 total points including three goals last weekend.  Cade Stibbe, Sam Skinner, and Owen Baumgartner each have seven assists to lead the team in that category.  Baumgartner will be absent this weekend, skating with the USHL’s Debuque Fighting Saints as they take on the USNTDP U17s.  In his place Tauros fourth round draft pick Max Bronstine joins the club.  Like Stibbe, Bronstine is an Arizona State commit who joins the team after starting the season with the Fargo Force.  Bronstine has held without a point in his lone game for Fargo.

The Bruins offense has struggled to find the back of the net despite generating plenty of chances.  Austin ranks fifth in the league with 32.77 shots-per-game but a generating a fifth to last 1.92 goals-per-game.  Ben Almquist leads the Bruins with nine points (4g 5a) and Hugh Larkin’s five goals are the team best.  The always dangerous Dante Sheriff (2g 5a) is third on the team in points, he posted five goals and six assists against the Tauros last season.

FILL THE BIN: Every Tauros game this month fans are invited to “Fill the Bin” as Circle Sanitation collects coats and other winter weather clothing items for those in need.  We ask that fans bring new or gently used items to the games and put them in the Circle Sanitation bins at the main entrance, the Tauros and Circle Sanitation will do it from there getting the coats to Minot area families in need.

Trunk-or-Treat: Saturday is the Minotauros Booster Club Trunk-or-Treat tailgate.  Come dressed for Halloween and trick-or-treat in the parking lot before the game.

OK Automotive Costume Contest: During the first intermission Saturday the annual OK Automotive costume contest with over $500 in prizes!

Tickets: Tickets for this weekend’s games can be purchased at tickets.minotauroshockey.com or through the “Tickets” tab atop this page.  Avoid the lines, buy your tickets at home in advance and print them or put them on your smart phone.