The North Iowa Bulls, in conjunction with NA3HL, are pleased and excited to announce the full schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign!
Here are some of the main highlights of the upcoming season.
The Bulls will begin their National Title defense with a pair of road games against the Granite City Lumberjacks on Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th. The last two Silver Cup Champions will get the season started off right and continue what has turned into a great rivalry over the past two seasons. The schedule includes 8 total games (4 home, 4 away) against Granite City, with the final match-up on the last home date of the season for the Bulls, Sunday, March 9th.
The Bulls home opener, which will include the raising of the Division, Silver Cup, and National Championship banners will be Friday, October 4th. The Bulls will also play that Saturday, October 5th, with both games against the Alexandria Blizzard.
The Bulls will play 4 games (2 home, 2 away) against last season's regular season champion, the St. Louis Jr. Blues, with the games in North Iowa coming on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd.
The schedule also includes a home date on Valentine's Day and the Bulls will be planning some special events for that evening, so stay tuned as that date approaches.
The longest home stretch of the season is 5 games in a row, spanning from October 26th-November 9th which is followed by the longest road stretch of the season, from November 15th-December 7th. All in all, the Bulls have 8 "homestands" where they will play both Friday and Saturday evening, with the final homestand including a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday date to conclude the regular season.
The Bulls will play 22 home games this season, up from 20 in prior years. The home schedule includes 20 games on Friday/Saturday evenings, with the two other games falling on Sunday, but both of those dates fall in March, after the conclusion of football season.
Throughout the season, the Bulls will have events such as Skate With the Bulls, pre-game events, and several other events throughout Mason City, as well as several promotional and charity games mixed in. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details on all of those events!
Don't forget you can catch all of the great Bulls action with discounted tickets and other perks by becoming a Bulls season ticket holder! You can call our front office at 641-423-4625 or email us directly at NCrimmins@NorthIowaBulls.com
We are looking forward to another great season of hockey with the best fans in Tier III Hockey! Let's Goooo Bulls!