by Ken Oda
Minot, ND - The Minotauros play their final two home games of 2020 this weekend as the St. Cloud Norsemen come to the Magic City. The Tauros enter the weekend in second place in the Central, eight points ahead of Bismarck. Meanwhile the Norsemen sit in last place in the Central and are still looking for their first win of the season.
The Tauros are riding a three-game winning streak after beating the Bobcats two weekends ago and then sweeping the Austin Bruins last weekend on the Pepsi Rink at Maysa Arena. Cade Stibbe had two goals in Friday's win against Austin and is heating up at the right time as he was a St. Cloud killer last season posting 11 goals and seven assists in 12 games against the St. Cloud last season. Damon Zimmer also scored last weekend and leads the Tauros against the Norsemen this year with a goal and three helpers. Joseph Harguindeguy and Kaiden Scott each have two goals against the Norsemen.
St. Cloud meanwhile comes in after taking 41 days off due to Covid and Covid restrictions in Minnesota. The Norsemen have been in Bismarck practicing since last week to get ready to restart. Jack Suchy, Hunter Hanson, and Blake Perbix are tied for the team lead with two points each; Suchy with two goals, Perbix with two assists, and Hanson with one of each. Hanson and Perbix each got their points in the series against the Tauros in October.
Minotauros Attendance and Covid-19
The Minotauros will be limited to 600 fans due to the ND Smart Restart Large Gathering Tiered Capacity guidelines. That means attendance will be limited to only Season Ticket Holders and a small block of tickets for sale at tickets.minotauroshockey.com. Additionally, the Minotauros intend to comply with all other rules including mandated masks, social distancing in lines, and food/drink consumption limited to the seating area.
Watch and Listen
Minotauro fans who can not attend this weekend's game can follow the action multiple ways. First, games can be watched live or on-demand through the NAHL's streaming partner HockeyTV. Fans can get free audio streams online on the Tauros Facebook page or our new Mixlr Station, you can also download the Mixlr app and listen to our station on your smart phone.
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