Nick O’Hanisain Earns Star of the Month Honors

Nov 2, 2022

Minot, ND –  The Minot Minotauros are proud to announce that defenseman Nick O’Hanisain has earned Bauer Hockey NAHL Defenseman of the Month honors for the month of October.  Additionally, goaltender Lawton Zacher was named the runner-up for the True Hockey NAHL Goaltender of the Month, and forward Hunter Longhi was an Honorable Mention for Bauer Hockey NAHL Forward of the Month.

From the NAHL: Minot Minotauros defenseman Nick O’Hanisain, 20, had a big month of October to help the MInotauros to a 7-1 record during the month as they moved into a tie for 1st place in the Central Division. The 5’11/181 lbs. native of Troy, MI, led all NAHL defensemen in scoring during the month with 12 points (3 goals, 9 assist) in eight games played. That included five multi-point games and +5 rating in October. O’Hanisain, who is currently uncommitted, is currently 2nd in scoring among NAHL defensemen with 17 points in 15 games played. “Nick has arguably been our best player all season long and has also been a fantastic leader for our group. He has been our most reliable defenseman when it comes to keeping pucks out of our net and he’s been consistently producing offensively. We are thrilled that he is being recognized for his outstanding play and look forward to continuing to help Nick accomplish his goal of playing NCAA Division I college hockey,” said Minot head coach Cody Campbell.

“I think just the chemistry and confidence in the locker room and throughout the organization enabled me and the rest of the team to have a great start. We really care for each other and want to win for everyone in our room,” said O’Hanisain. “My short-term goal for the season is to earn an NCAA Division I college scholarship as long as I help put my team in a position to win every night. A long-term goal I have is to play hockey professionally.”

Full Stars of the Month:

This weekend the Tauros host the Austin Bruins on Together With Veterans Weekend next Friday and Saturday nights. The Tauros will be wearing special Together With Veterans jerseys which will be auctioned off by the Tauros digital auction partner DASH Auctions. Bidding has already opened and fans who win will be able to take their jersey home Saturday after the game. Also, there will be commemorative game pucks and signed pucks up for auction as well. Get tickets for the Tauros Together With Veterans Weekend here.