Tauros add four new players

The Minot Minotauros have acquired a quartet of new players as reinforcements for the second half of the season.

Forwards Jay Buchholz, Ethan Schmunk, Brett Roloson, and defenseman Ross Roloson have all been added to the roster. Meanwhile, long time Tauro Joseph Harguindeguy was traded to the Wichita Falls Warriors for future assets.

Buchholz returns to the Minotauros after starting the season with the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede. There, Buchholz posted a pair of goals and four assists through 15 games. A year ago, Buchholz centered the Tauros’ top line adding eight goals and 33 assists through 47 games.

Schmunk spent the last two-plus seasons in the BCHL with the Powell River Kings. In 116 total games, the 21 year-old forward has registered 25 goals and 29 assists, including 30 of those points in 49 games last season.

As for Brett and Ross Roloson, they are the sons of former NHL All-Star goaltender Dwayne Roloson. Brett, the older of the two brothers, is a 20 year-old forward who contributed 13 goals and 13 assists in 33 games while playing with Schmunk last season for the Powel River Kings.

Meanwhile, Ross Roloson describes himself as a two way defender. The younger Roloson was held off the scoresheet in five appearances for the AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints last season, but scored four goals and 30 assists in 35 games of U18 competition. The defenseman has three full seasons of junior eligibility left after this year is complete.


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