The North Iowa Bulls, proud members of the NA3HL, are proud to announce that Mason City, Iowa native and Bulls captain Joe Burgmeier has accepted an opportunity to continue playing hockey at the NCAA Division 3 level at the University of Concordia-Moorhead. At 6'2" and 200 pounds, Burgmeier was an imposing figure to play against, tallying 97 points on 44 goals and 53 assists in 72 regular season games for the Bulls in two years. During his time as a Bull, Burgmeier finished with a plus-minus rating of +56. During the NA3HL playoffs Joe recorded 12 goals and 13 assists in 18 games played, and four of Joe's 12 goals were playoff game-winners. Perhaps the biggest of those was the game winning goal in the 2015 USA Hockey Junior National Championship game, a 2-1 win over the EHL's Northern Cyclones. Burgmeier was also a member of two NA3HL Top Prospects teams.
"As a hometown guy we couldn't have asked for more from Joe Burgmeier," says head coach Todd Sanden. "He delivered not only in production but also in leadership, receiving the Central Division Leadership Award in 2016. Joe is the kind of player that a team can build around with his abilities and personal expectations for success. I have had the opportunity to watch Joe grow as a player and person and have no doubt that he will be successful in whatever he decides to do. Concordia-Moorhead is getting a quality hockey player and a great person to help continue their success on the ice."
Burgmeier joins teammate Quinn Fuchs at Concordia-Moorhead and is the ninth player to make an NCAA D3 commitment from this year's NA3HL Silver Cup National Championship team. The North Iowa Bulls wish Joe Burgmeier all the best as he begins his collegiate hockey and academic experience at Concordia-Moorhead.