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 meet #4 Nolan Sawchuk.
Sawchuk played 99 games in four years for Burnsville High School in Burnsville, MN. Over his four year high school career Sawchuk posted 10 goals and 36 assists as a defenseman. The 5’11” 170 lb. blue-liner also had four career playoff assists in nine post-season games. Sawchuk will be the second Burnsville, MN, native to play for the Tauros Jake Maxson played one game in the 2012-13 season. A 1997 birth year Sawchuk has two seasons of eligibility for the Tauros.
From the Coaches’ Office: We were made aware of Nolan by our Head Scout, Chris Lonke. He is a very headsy player that isn’t afraid to join the rush all the while being defensively sound. We lack left handed D so he has a great opportunity to play an important role this season. – Marty Murray
1 – Do you have a nickname: Sawchy
2 – Older/younger siblings: Avery, younger
3 – Favorite NHL team/player: Wild, Jonathon Toews
4 – What inspired you to start playing hockey: My dad
5 – Pregame routine: meal about four hours before, off ice stick-handling and shooting, long stretch and warm up.
6 – Ideal pregame meal: oatmeal, eggs, and fruit smoothie
7 – Any hockey superstitions: when putting on equipment, left side first then right.
8 – Best hockey memory: playing in the Minnesota State High School hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.
9 – Aside from people, what will you miss most from home: my bed.
10 – Do you believe in ghosts or aliens: I believe in ghosts but not aliens.
11 – Favorite vacation spot: Colorado
12 – Least favorite word: dope
13 – Favorite candy bar: twix
14 – Favorite pizza topping: sausage
15 – What song would you sing for Karaoke: My House- Flo Rida
16 – Favorite cartoon as a kid: Tom and Jerry
17 – Do you have a hidden talent: I do not
18 – What’s your dream car: Aston Martin
19 – If you could have one superpower what would it be: super speed
20 – If you had to go on a reality show which one would you choose: American Ninja Warrior