The North Iowa Bulls kicked off their inaugural season on Saturday, October 2 against the Granite City Lumberjacks. Fans came out to the North Iowa Ice Arena to show their support early and attended the Budweiser Tailgate and listened to the live music broadcast of 102.7 the Blaze.
The community support continued to show as the lights turned off for the 7:30 puck drop. The Bulls came out fired up in front of their home crowd against the Lumberjacks, but fell short 7-1. The only Bulls goal was scored by forward, Matt Kroska. “I think the boys really felt the support from our fans. Everyone came out and had a good time and did a great job of showing this team who they play for. For most of these kids, it’s their first time away from home, so to have them come here and see how Mason City can shake the dust from the rafters was really exciting” Said Ellie Holmen, Marketing and Sales Manager.
The following day placed the Twin City Steel up against the Bulls. The Bulls started out strong and were able to keep the momentum needed throughout the entire game defeating the Steel 3-0. North Iowa Bulls head coach Todd Sanden noted on the quick turnaround. “Sunday was a very competitive game coming off a tough Saturday night contest against Granite City. If the team can keep coming together the way they did, and put more games together like today consistently I expect some very good results in future games.”
The Bulls travel to Illinois this weekend to take on the Chicago Hitmen. Be sure to catch all the action this Friday and Saturday at 8:10 p.m. on www.fasthockey.com.