Minot, ND – As the 2016/17 NAHL season draws near we are giving Tauros fans a chance to meet all of the new members of the club as well as learn a little more about the returning Tauros. We will play 20 questions with a different Tauro every day from now until the NAHL Showcase going in number order, today we catch up with veteran forward #12 Austin Dollimer
Dollimer was the Minotauros 2016 third round draft pick out of Rosemount High School in Rosemount, MN, where he played with eighth round pick Charlie Weiand. In three seasons as a member of the Irish, Dollimer, played 70 games and posted 30 goals, 40 assists for an even point-per-game production rate. At 6’1” and 185 lbs. the rookie forward will be counted on to play a big game to match his big high school production.
From the Coaches’ Office: One area we addressed this year was adding some more size up front, while not taking away from our skill game. We think we’ve found that in Austin. We expect him to get to gritty areas and be difficult to play against. We always expect our new players to go through a transition into junior hockey, but we feel Austin will develop into a very solid addition to our program. – Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: Dolly
Older/younger siblings: 1 older sister, 1 younger sister
Favorite NHL team/player: the Minnesota Wild, Connor Mcdavid
What inspired you to start playing hockey: My next door neighbors had a rink in their backyard.
Pregame routine: Take a nap and tape sticks.
Ideal pregame meal: Jimmy Johns or pasta.
Any hockey superstitions: Always put on my left shin pad before my right.
Best hockey memory: High school hockey, being able to go to the rink everyday after school.
Aside from people, what will you miss most from home: My dogs
Do you believe in ghosts or aliens: Ghosts
Favorite vacation spot: Florida
Least favorite word: Epic
Favorite candy bar: Reese’s
Favorite pizza topping: Canadian bacon
What song would you sing for Karaoke: don’t stop believing
Favorite cartoon as a kid: Teletubbies
Do you have a hidden talent: no
What’s your dream car: A Corvette
If you could have one superpower what would it be: To be invisible
If you had to go on a reality show which one would you choose: Gold Rush