Minot, ND – After completing the toughest stretch of their schedule with a 3-8-2 record during which the Tauros played just three home games the Tauros look to bounce back with nine of the next ten at home. Ahead of that stretch Head Coach/General Manager Cody Campbell looked to shake up the roster coming out of the Christmas break trading Max Martin for Cam Boche.
Campbell said, “Cam is a hard skill 200 foot forward that is going to add intensity, competitiveness, and the ability to create offense to our team.” Boche has five goals and 10 assists through 29 contests this season for the Wisconsin Windigo including a goal and two assists against Anchorage in the final weekend before break.
As for the price the Tauros paid Martin was a key piece to the team’s early success but cooled off as the team slumped. He posted three goals in the Tauros first eight games but just one 19 games since.
Boche, who had 11 goals and 12 assists last season for the Minnesota Magicians, while playing just 37 games due to injury, has proven he can be a threat at the NAHL level and in his final year of junior is motivated saying, “my goal is to do whatever I can do to help the team to win and make a run for the Robertson cup.”
Part of recapturing the success he had last season will be reuniting with Hunter Longhi, who explained that the two have some familiarity, “I played a little bit with him to start the season last year when I got back from Fargo, and actually played on a line with him the year prior when he played tender games with us.” The Tauros leading scorer added that Boche, “thinks the game at a high level. I think he’s going to help us in the scoring department big time.”
For his part Boche is also excited to be reunited with Longhi, “I couldn’t be more excited to be back with Hunter. He is a great player and awesome teammate.” Aside from his former linemate being in Minot the newest Tauro only knows his new home by reputation, “I don’t know too much [about the city] but I know that it’s one of the best organizations in the NAHL and they have a great fan base!”
Campbell expects to have his new forward in town before the three-game set with Bismarck, “we are excited to get him into action this weekend and help him progress towards his goal of playing D1 college hockey.” Boche feels similarly, “I’m just extremely excited to get going here and can’t wait to play in front of the great fans here in Minot.” With the rival Bobcats in town and nearly 1,900 tickets already sold for each game he will not have to wait long to get his wish.
See Boche and the rest of the Tauros take on the Bobcats and their other Central Division rivals starting Thursday night on the Pepsi Rink at Maysa Arena. Thursday’s game is the rescheduled game from December 16th including the rescheduled Teddy Bear Toss. Fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently used stuffed animal to throw to the ice after the Tauros first goal. The bears are then given to local organizations. Fans who are unable to attend can still support the Teddy Bear Toss virtually here. The game also kicks off a home heavy portion of the schedule as the Tauros play all seven of their January games at home, get tickets now through the “Tickets” tab atop this page or by clicking here.