By: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com
As the season approaches we will be giving you a chance to meet the new Tauros as well as learn a little more about the returning players by asking them 20 questions. We will be going in number order; yesterday we met Troy Degler and today we hear from Chase Di Bari. Come back tomorrowto hear from Steven Mather. For links to all of the past Tauros 20 Questions look to the bottom of this page.
Chase Di Bari comes to the Tauros out of the Tier 1 Elite League where last season as a 17 year old he posted four goals and nine assists in 24 games for the U18 Los Angeles Jr. Kings. A native of Ladera Ranch, CA; Di Bari continues the Tauro tradition of having at least one California native on the roster in every season of the team’s existence.
At 5’8” 141 lbs Di Bari is similar in stature to yesterday’s Tauros 20 Questions subject Troy Degler. With speed to burn the duo could work well together too, if he can finish the chances Degler creates the pair could be deadly in transition.
From the Coach’s Office: Our head scout, Chris Lonke first saw Chase while out scouting this spring. Chase was a virtual unknown heading into main camp, but turned heads all weekend long. We are a team that wants to be able to skate and play with pace, and Chase brings a tremendous amount of speed to our lineup. He also displayed a consistent scoring touch all main camp long. – Head Coach Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: D-Bo
Older/younger siblings: I have two younger siblings. A brother named Jordan who is 7 and a sister named Julia who is 11.
Favorite NHL team/player: My favorite NHL team is the Anaheim Ducks. My favorite player is Paul Kariya.
Why (if you did) did you pick your number: It was assigned
Pregame routine: Listen to music
Any hockey superstitions: None
Best hockey memory: My best hockey memory was when I played with the LA Jr. Kings in my 16 year and was able to make a run for nationals. It’s a memory that will never fade because it was the best group of guys I’ve ever played with.
Personal goals for this season: My personal goals this season are to consistently utilize my speed to produce as many points possible and ultimately help my team win a championship.
Favorite school subject: World History
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
Favorite zoo animal: Cheetah
Favorite junk food: Pizza
Favorite musician: Eminem
What song would you sing for Karaoke: “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
Favorite cartoon as a kid: SpongeBob SquarePants
Hidden talent: None
Who is your dream date: Kate Upton
Who would play you in a movie: Johnny Depp
If you could go back in time when/where would you go: If I could go back in time I would go back to the 1800’s in the American Frontier.
Previous Tauros 20 Questions