FAIRBANKS, Alaska – It has been a busy week for former North Iowa Bulls. First, defenseman Jeff Solow committed to Merrimack College and now a member of the 2016-17 Bulls is making a big impression in the NAHL.
Josh Benson was named the Midwest Division Star of the Week in the North American Hockey League. He started three straight games for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, winning all three games and only allowing three goals against the Northeast Generals. Benson also picked up his first NAHL shutout on Friday.
The native of Stillwater, Minnesota dazzled during his time with North Iowa, winning all seven of his starts including a shutout in what turned out to be his final game as Bull. His 1.54 goals against average was among the best in the league and his 94.1% save percentage sure made the decision easy for the Fairbanks staff. Benson was named the Central Division Star of the Week while with the Bulls back in November.
Since arriving in Alaska, Benson hasn’t skipped a beat in his nine appearances. Although he may deserve better than his 4-3 record, his goals against average is still under two at 1.72. While his save percentage still ranks among the best in the league at 92.6%.
The North Iowa Bulls wish Josh continued success with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.