Minot, ND – After a herky jerky seven weeks that have seen the Tauros play just six games the Tauros get back to a more traditional schedule starting this weekend against the St. Cloud Norsemen on the Pepsi Rink at Maysa Arena. The Tauros last saw the Norsemen in mid-December when they came to Minot and split a weekend set. The Saturday loss for the Tauros ended a four game winning streak and started a seven game losing skid.
The Tauros enter the weekend set coming off a 3-1 loss to the Aberdeen Wings on Wednesday. Tyler Kostelecky scored his first goal as a Tauro in his debut on Wednesday night to pull the Tauros within a 2-1 of the Wings but an empty netter sealed their fate. The Tauros look to bounce back against the Norsemen who they have gone 3-1-0 against on the season. Kaiden Scott and Damon Zimmer each have four points this season against the Norsemen, Scott with three goals and an assist and Zimmer with the opposite. Eight players have joined the team since the last time the Tauros faced St. Cloud this season; one of them Jay Buchholz had three goals and 13 assists against St. Cloud last season.
St. Cloud is also riding a losing streak heading into the weekend dropping five games in a row since handing the Aberdeen Wings their only loss of the season on December 19th. Blake Perbix leads the Norsemen against the Tauros with a goal and five assists. In goal Paxon Geisel has taken the starting job for St. Cloud earning all three of their victories including a 36 save performance in the Norsemen’s 3-1 win in Minot on December 12th.
With the Governor’s Office announced a change to the North Dakota Covid-19 Risk Level, lowering it from “Moderate” (yellow) to low (green). This allows for event venues to increase to 75% capacity and the Minotauros will continue to comply that and all N.D. Smart Restart Guidelines. As a result of the increased capacity, the Minotauros will place additional hand sanitizer stations around the Maysa Arena Concourse and continue to offer socially distant seating options in designated sections. Masks, while no longer mandated by the city of Minot or Governor’s office under most circumstances will continue to be required per the ND Smart Restart Large Gathering Guidelines.
Due to the dramatic changes in the schedule Season Ticket Holders with PRINTED paper ticket packets will need to request new printed tickets for the remaining games. Season Ticket Holders with digital tickets or the “One Ticket” will not have to take action as your ticket account will update automatically. Additionally, the increased capacity will allow for us to resume selling season ticket packages and honoring flex tickets. Season Ticket Holders should also be able to begin using their flex credits.
Due to the limited number of tickets available, we continue to recommend that fans purchase their tickets online in advance of the game through the “Tickets” tab atop this page or by clicking here. The Minotauros office will also be open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on non-game days for fans to utilize flex tickets in advance of scheduled games. The Minotauros box office will reopen on game days if we have not reached our capacity limit prior to doors opening.
Due to what will undoubtedly be a high number of questions please direct any ticketing or ND Smart Restart questions to the Minotauros staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Individual Game Tickets will be priced at our discounted rate of $8 for the remainder of the season.