Teeing Off

By: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.


Minot, ND – The inaugural Minotauros Golf Tournament was a success this afternoon at the Rough Rider Golf Course on Minot Air Force Base.  A majority of the proceeds was held to raise money to assist former Minotauro Brenden Gust in his battle with leukemia.  Thanks to the event and it’s sponsors the Tauros were able to donate $5,000 to the Go for Gusto campaign.

Overall 112 golfers took to the course, in teams of four, battling the not just the links but the sweltering heat.  After seven hours and 18 holes the team from the Carpet Garage; Brad Burud, Jason Soine, Steve Zarrr, and Cole Eckmann, won the scramble format with a score of 57.  Second place went to a team captained by Mike Schmitt with Mike Kelly Jr., Chad Love, and Mike Eslinger just two shots off the pace and third went to Team Qdoba with Mike Kelly Sr., Thor Nelson, Chris Strange, and Daryl Sommerville whom combined for a 60.  Tauros head coach Marty Murray called the event a “success,” pointing out that “fans got to meet all of the new players, all while raising money for a good cause.”

Next up on the preseason schedule is a series of scrimmages open to the public, Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 6:10 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Fans next chance to meet the player off of the ice comes on September 9th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at United Blood Services.  Fans who donate blood will get a free Minotauros t-shirt donated by North Country Sportswear.