The Rhinos’ next tender is Bo Cosman from Milton, GA. Read more about the forward below.
Bo Cosman moved from Kentucky to Pennsylvania before his family settled in Georgia nearly ten years ago. While he was in PE class in Pennsylvania, his Physical Education coach in kindergarten suggested he try hockey. Bo said, “[He] told me I was going to be a big boy and I should strap on some skates.” Now standing over 6’1” on those skates, Bo is an NAHL tender with the hopes of playing NCAA Division I hockey and maybe even professional hockey.
Since he started playing, Cosman has come to characterize himself as a smart, fast-moving forward. “I’m quick. I have good vision. I’m an offensive threat but I can play good defense if I need to.” Rhino Associate Head Coach Vinny Bohn lauds his reliability and diversity as a player. “Bo is a 200ft center that has a high ceiling. Every time I’ve seen Bo play, he has consistently improved. He’s a big center down the middle with a good skill set that I believe is going to help him become a consistent player for us in the NAHL. For his size and range, he has great athleticism. We are very excited to have signed Bo and believe he’s going to play in a lot of roles for us.”
Cosman is currently transitioning from the NAHL back to down U18 for the season. He played for an NAHL team for several games before he was released. Being a free agent, however, allowed him to be recruited by Bohn and the Rhinos. Cosman says that having attended an NAHL main camp slightly boosts his confidence coming into El Paso. “It gives me an advantage and I know what I’m getting into. I know how [NAHL] players play.” Bohn is also excited about the atmosphere in which Bo will play this season. “He’s playing for Doug Smail for the Rocky Mountain Roughriders,” Bohn says, “who’s a Saskatchewan native that has also coached two players on this year’s Rhino team. The Roughriders’ are going to instill the type of work ethic we like in our players.”
During the 2019-20 season, Cosman played 22 games for the T1EHL 18U Nashville Jr. Predators team where he tallied five goals and eight assists for a total of 13 points. He also played for the Jr. Predators team in the NAPHL 18U.
When Bo isn’t on the ice, you might find him wake boarding or wake surfing, but you’ll likely find him at the golf course, especially since the pandemic hit. “I’ve been golfing like every day. I’m about to go again today.” Although his best round is only 8 over par, he admits that his swing needs a little work. “The slice that I have is absolutely horrendous. I’m working on it, but I have to aim so far left.”
Ten Things with Tender Bo Cosman
1. What do you miss about pre-COVID life? Going to Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans games
Like most of us, Bo misses sitting in restaurants and going to sporting events. He’s looking forward to getting back to Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans games. Despite being a a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, he’s been to nearly a dozen Nashville Predators games. He also said he likes going to Titans games mainly to see running back Derrick Henry play. “He’s an absolute tank.”
2. If you owned a restaurant, what kind of food would it serve? Italian food
“Some pasta, some chicken, garlic knots, the usual.”
3. What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had? Buddy the Elf
When Bo was a sixth or seventh grade, he dressed up as Buddy the Elf from the movie Elf. “My mom thought it was the funniest thing. I think I still have the costume in the closet somewhere.”
4. What are your 3 most used emojis? 😳 👿❤
- 😳 The face with wide eyes and a closed mouth
- 👿 The Purple devil – “He is frowning. He is not a happy guy.”
- ❤ The red heart emoji
5. Do you know why your parents chose your name? Grandpa or Bo Jackson?
He said he gets conflicting stories. His mom says he was named after his grandfather, whom his family lovingly called “Daddy Bo.” His dad says he was named after renowned athlete Bo Jackson. Jackson played football at Auburn before entering the NFL as the first overall draft pick. He also played Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox, and California Angels.
6. Aside from hockey, if you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? Golf
“Golf. That way I could fix my swing,” he laughed.
7. At what job would you be terrible? English Teacher
Bo admits that writing is not a strength of his. “I’m a terrible writer. I have dyslexia so it doesn’t help me.”
8. Do you believe in ghosts? Do you have any experiences? No, but open to it!
Bo says that because he’s never had an experience with the paranormal, he doesn’t believe in it. He’s not, however, ruling out the existence of ghosts! If something creepy happened, he explained, he might attribute it to the paranormal.
9. Create your own sandwich. “The Bowhich” consists of pepperoni, salami, cheese, salt and pepper.
10. Describe yourself in 3 words. Funny, nice, and truthful
- Funny – Sometimes, he says, his sense of humor is dry sense, then other times, it’s just silly.
- Nice – He tries to be considerate of others.
- Truthful – “I tell it how it is.”
According to NAHL.com, “A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.”