TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED AS WELL AND WILL BEGIN AT 7 P.M. MINOT HIGH’S NEXT HOME GAME WILL BE SEPTEMBER 13TH WHEN THEY HOST MANDAN. WITH A GOOD MIX OF PLAYERS RETURNING FROM LAST SEASON, THE MINOT MINOTAUROS ARE HOPING TO BE IN THE RUNNING AGAIN THIS SEASON FOR A CENTRAL DIVISION TITLE. A TOTAL OF 31 PLAYERS ARE OUT FOR THIS YEAR’S TEAM WITH BETWEEN 7 AND 9 PLAYERS RETURNING FROM LAST YEAR’S TEAM THAT SAW IT’S SEASON END AT THE HANDS OF EVENTUAL ROBERTSON CUP CHAMPION ABERDEEN. HEAD COACH MARTY MURRAY SAYS THE TEAM SHOULD RETURN EXPERIENCE ON BOTH ENDS OF THE ICE AND THAT HAVING BEN GERRITY BACK IN THE NETS IS A BIG PLUS. MARTY MURRAY, MINOTAUROS COACH:I THINK EVERYTHING STARTS WITH GOOD GOALTENDING WE’RE HAPPY TO HAVE BEN GERRITY BACK, HE’S GONNA CARRY THE BULK OF THE LOAD THIS YEAR, HE PLAYED REAL WELL FOR US LAST YEAR AND NICE TO HAVE THAT VETERAN PRESENCE IN THE NET. WE HAVE SOME VETERAN PRESENCE ON THE BACKEND AS WELL AND GOOD QUALITY SKILLED FORWARDS UP FRONT SO I THINK YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW WE’RE OPTIMISTIC, I’M SURE WE’LL HAVE SOME WORK TO DO INTEGRATE OUR SYTEMS AND STUFF LIKE THAT BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW WE’RE HAPPY WITH THE SKILLED SET IN OUR GROUP AND TEAM SPEED. YOU KNOW WE’VE MADE THE PLAYOFFS 7 YEARS IN A ROW AND I THINK WE’RE THE 2ND LONGEST IN THE LEAGUE WITH THAT STREAK AND THAT’S OUR GOAL EVERY YEAR TO GET IN THE PLAYOFFS AND ONCE PLAYOFF HOCKEY COMES AROUND, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND YOU KNOW SO WE GOTTA START OUT BABY STEPS, WE JUST GOTTA MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE DOING THINGS AS A UNIT AND THE WINS WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES IF WE’RE COMMITTED TO DOING THAT. THE MINOTAUROS OPEN THEIR SEASON SEPTEMBER 6TH AND 7TH WITH EXHIBITION GAMES AGAINST ESTEVAN

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