Morelli Shines in All-Star Game

Aug 17, 2012

The Minot Minotauros held their first All-Star game of  Main Camp tonight at the Maysa. The players intensity did not dissapoint. Team Gold defeated Team Maroon 4-2 in fast paced, competitive game. The players will not make the coaches decisions easy, but it is a problem the Tauros coaching staff is happy to have.

"We saw alot of good things out there today, we definitely have our work cut out for us as coaches," said Head Coach Marty Murray. "The games were fast and it was good to see some new guys come in and push the pace."

Hometown product Mason Morelli was the star of the game, contributing in all four of his teams goals and putting the game out of reach with a goal and an assist in the third. Other Tauros to score for team Gold was forward Darren McCormick and D-man Matt Audette. Maroon team goals were scored by newcomer Lucas Oliver and verteran Tim Donahue.

Goaltending was also an impressive factor of the game, as all three goalies who made the cut performed at a high level. The youngest of the three who also got the win, Ryan Ruck saw and stopped the most rubber, turning away 24 of 27 shots. Goalie Tyler Parks also played well stopping 20 of 22 shots, along with Jacob Meyers who saved 16 of 17 shots. All three shared time on both teams.

The Tauros conclude their Main Camp Sunday morning with the final All-Star game at 10 A.M. After the duration of the game the team roster will be trimmed down to 30 and will remain that way throughout the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota. Following the showcase the roster will be cut down to the official 25 man roster. The Tauros organization would like to thank all camp participants on a hard fought camp and wish them the best of luck in the future!