The Minot Minotauros are pleased to announce the addition of Assistant Coach Mick Berge. Mick is an accomplished player who played juniors in the USHL with the Lincoln Stars and Division 1A with Minnesota State- Mankato. Mick was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and is proud to say he is the first player from his area to have ever played Division 1A hockey. The Tauros are happy to have Mick's knowledge of the game and positive attitude behind the bench this season. Here is a video introduction letting you know how Mick was as a player and a look forward into Mick's aspiration for his future occupation. http://vimeo.com/9286919
Cody Milligan didn't know what to expect. He was on his way to his home rink in Las Vegas, Nevada. Running a little behind, wondering if he was even going to be able to skate or if the tryout for the Minotauros hockey team was full. "I got there and talked to Coach (Marty Murray), and right away, I didn't think he was going to let me skate because the tryout was full."
Milligan, who probably wouldn't have shown were it not for the guidance of a former coach, was allowed to skate in the try-out. He did not dissappoint his former coach. Cody scored four goals and added three more assists during the tryout's All-Star game bolstering him among the try-outs top prospects. Cody's performance made the decision very easy for the Tauros coaching staff.
Milligan who played for Corpus Christi last year, was glad to have the experience of trying out in the NAHL on his side. "I was confident, having gone through the process before, I had a certain peace of mind going into it," Milligan said. Cody will be looking to fill any role possible to a team that finished last in the Central Division last season. "It's going to be a totally different team, It's a new year, all I can do is just try my best and let the rest take care of itself.'
As far as the move to North Dakota goes, Cody is unscathed. "I enjoy seeing new places and meeting new people, I'm from Vegas but I like smaller towns better, as weird as that sounds.' Milligan was also glad to see the Tauro's taking a chance by putting on a try-out camp in his hometown of Las Vegas. "I think Vegas really get's over looked, whenever I come home I'm always amazed at how many more kid's are playing (hockey) than the last time."
The Tauros are happy to have Cody as a member of their team, and hope their good fortune this offseason carries over into the regular season. Just don't call it fate, says Milligan, "I don't beleive in all that."
The Minot Minotauros are looking for a new Director of Sales and Marketing. The perfect candidate should be a hard working, highly motivated person who is comfortable in sales and passionate about what they do. You would be filling a very important role in the front office and will have a direct impact on the financial success of the team. The Minotauros are relatively new organization looking to build a firstclass program, and are looking for people that want to be involved in that process. So if you are passionate about hockey, and don't mind spending some long days at the rink and want to be apart of something new and exciting stop by the Maysa Arena at 2501 Burdick Expy. W Minot, or call Ashley at (701)-852-0101. Minotauro Hockey-Feed the Beast!!
Goaltender Tim Thomas, who played in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for the Lakeland (Mich.) Jets, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player of the playoffs after backstopping the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship over the Vancouver Canucks.
Thomas stopped all 37 shots he faced to lead the Bruins to a 4-0 victory against the Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, giving Boston its first championship in 39 years.
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