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 #7 Derek Frentz.
Frentz finished with the third most points as a Tauro last season with 38, on 17 goals and 21 assists. He became one of the Tauros most dynamic players down the stretch finishing points in 10 of the final 14 games of the season including a 9 game point streak from February 21st to March 19th. A dependable two-way player Frentz also only took only one penalty all season, a high stick against Aberdeen on February 6th. Frentz made the kind of jump coaches look for from their first to second year in the NAHL after posting 23 points for the Michigan Warriors the year before joining the Tauros, if he makes a similar leap this year he will be one of the elite players in the league.
From the Coaches’ Office: Derek is now entering his third season in the NAHL. He took some huge steps last season and in the last half of the season, was probably our most consistent scorer. Derek is a great locker room guy, a versatile player, and we look for him to be part of our leadership group this season as well. He was a very good player in our league last season, and we want him to take it to another level this year. If that’s the case, I see no reason why he can’t play D1 hockey. – Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: D-Rock
Older/younger siblings: Vanessa (older), Andrew (older), Sean (younger)
Favorite NHL team/player: Minnesota Wild/Patrick Kane
What inspired you to start playing hockey: My older brother playing
Pregame routine: sewer ball with the team then stretch out
Ideal pregame meal: Chicken Alfredo
Any hockey superstitions: None
Best hockey memory: NAHL Showcase week my first year
Aside from people, what will you miss most from home: My bed
Do you believe in ghosts or aliens: ghosts yes, aliens no
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
Least favorite word: don’t have one; all words are fun, interesting, and creative!
Favorite candy bar: Milky Way
Favorite pizza topping: Pepperoni
What song would you sing for Karaoke: I’m Blue – Eiffel 65
Favorite cartoon as a kid: Spongebob Squarepants
Do you have a hidden talent: My extreme accuracy with Nerf Guns
What’s your dream car: Mercedes Benz c63 amg
If you could have one superpower what would it be: to fly
If you had to go on a reality show which one would you choose: Keeping Up With The Kardashians