LINCOLN, Neb. – North Iowa Bulls forward Matt Rozman and defenseman Walter Brandt both made big impacts for the team after coming to Mason City from the Twin Cities. After one season with the Bulls, they’ll give the Nebraska Huskers ACHA program twin commitments from the West Division’s playoff champions.
Rozman and Brandt will join a Husker program at the ACHA Division III level that finished 18-11-1-3 this past season out of the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association. The Huskers’ 9-1-0-1 record against MACHA West Division opponents was the best of a five-team group that also included Wisconsin-Platteville, Missouri State, Dordt and Creighton. Nebraska reached the ACHA Division III national tournament, but finished 0-3 in pool play.
Rozman became a regular in the starting lineup right away, scoring his first junior goal in only his second game as a Bull. The Edina, Minnesota native finished with 18 points over a 34-game regular season, and notched three goals in pool play for North Iowa at the Fraser Cup national championship tournament. Brandt, a native of Richfield, Minnesota, tallied a pair of assists for the Bulls over his 29 contests.
More than 100 Bulls players have gone on to play college hockey, including more than 70 who made their college commitments while on the North Iowa roster. Eight Bulls alumni have gone on to play at the NCAA Division I level.
The North Iowa Bulls congratulate Walter Brandt and Matt Rozman on their commitments to the University of Nebraska and wish them the best in their futures with the Husker hockey program.