by: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com
The Tauros take on the Bismarck Bobcats for the second time this week, and this time it counts. The two North dakota rivals faced each other in a Dickinson, ND, on Tuesday night in an exhibition match which the Tauros won 5-4. Both teams sat several of their top players for the affair, that will not be the case tonight.
The Bobcats are lead by Patrick Moore who has 21 points (5g, 16a) on the season. Shane Omdahl is their biggest scoring threat as he has found the twine 11 times so far on the season. On the back end Connor McPherson was a force on Tuesday night and the Tauro fans will remember Joe Hockert who was traded to Bismarck earlier in the season.
For the Tauros Jake O'Borsky has been the engine of the offense since his arrival. "OB" has 14 points in 10 games with the team after going scoreless in six game with the Wenatchee Wild. Tyler Parks has been rock solid of late in net for the Tauros with a .907 SV% over the last five games. Steven Sherman and Jadin Martin each have seven points over the last 10 games which has help add depth to the Tauros scoring attack.
Player to Watch: Cameron Rowat, had been slumping for a little, but seemed to breakout on Tuesday night with a pretty goal. He and linemate Lucas Oliver lead the Tauro attack early in the season, if they get going again the Tauros will be difficult to contain.
Skate With the Tauros: Bring your skates and skate with the team after the game!
Watch the Game: Tickets for the game are still available at the box office or by clicking the "tickets" tab atop this page. If you can not make it to the Maysa the game can be watch on fasthockey.com