Minot, ND – The Minotauros are proud to announce that rookie forward Joseph Harguindeguy has won the NAHL Central Division Academic Achievement Award. Harguindeguy is completing high school online through NAHL Partner Apex Learning. The league announced all division awards this afternoon.
Tauros Head Coach and General Manager Marty Murray (who was named Central Division General Manager of the Year) praised Harguindeguy’s hard work both on and off the ice; “it’s not easy to balance hockey life and school life, Jojo’s done a great job of that. He’s kept up with his academics and played some quality hockey, especially in the second half. We’re looking forward to him being a leader on this team for years to come.”
Harguindeguy agreed that at times the schedule can be a challenge but was honored to be selected for the award, “it’s a pretty cool thing, I’m happy I have the time to focus on my studies while being able to play the game at a high level.”
Harguindeguy hopes to follow in the footsteps of the 43 other Minotauros past and present whom have made NCAA DI commitments. However, with three years remaining of junior eligibility the youngest Tauro on the roster right now is just focused on his current studies and improving his play. He was voted the Tauros’ Most Improved Player by his teammates this year. After posting 12 points as a rookie, Harguindeguy has a goal and an assist through five playoff games.
Harguindeguy and the Tauros return to the Maysa Arena this Friday and Saturday night for Games Three and Four of the Central Division Finals, they will be the final home games of the season for the Tauros. Tickets are available through the “Tickets” tab atop this page, all tickets are just $7.00.