Minot, ND – The Minotauros extended their lead on the Central Division with a win over the hated Bismarck Bobcats in front of a packed crowd at the Maysa Arena. The rare Tuesday night game drew 1,123 fans to the Maysa and the Tauros sent them home happy with a 2-1 win.
Tyler Jeanson opened the scoring for the Tauros more than halfway through the game. At 10:24 of the second Jeanson beat goaltender Hunter Shepard from in close off of a feed from Johnny Walker. Austin Martinsen was credited with the secondary assist. Sam Fuss doubled the Tauros lead when he ripped a shot from the point off of the crossbar and in at 8:48 of the third. The score would remain 2-0 for less than a minute however after a long bounce off the end boards came back in front to Solag Bakich who ended Lucas Murray’s shutout bid at 9:39 of the final frame. The 2-1 score held for the final with Murray stopping 22 of 23 to get the win for the Tauros.
Next up the Tauros play a home-and-home series against the Aberdeen Wings going to Aberdeen on Friday before returning to the Maysa on Saturday night. Tickets for Saturday night’s game are still available and can be purchased by clicking the “Tickets” tab atop this page.