Gameday Central: October 31 vs. Willmar

 

October 31, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Mason City Multipurpose Arena – Mason City, Iowa

WILLMAR WARHAWKS (2-6-0-0)
@ NORTH IOWA BULLS (6-2-0-0)

 

ROSTER: NORTH IOWA // WILLMAR
STATISTICS:
NORTH IOWA // WILLMAR

 

ATTENDING THE GAME: MAP TO ARENA // SEATING CHART

COVERAGE: HockeyTV (video/$), Mixlr (audio/free)

LIVE STATS: CLICK HERE

BULLS vs. WILLMAR ALL-TIME: 17-0-1

TONIGHT’S PROMOTIONS: North Iowa celebrates Halloween at home against the Willmar WarHawks, with “Boos and Brews Night” – fans of the appropriate age will receive a free koozie with each purchase of two beers, and kids of all ages can enjoy trick-or-treating on the concourse during the first intermission. For a schedule of upcoming promotions, click here.

LIKE A BROKEN RECORD: North Iowa re-wrote its team record books last night in their win over Willmar, racking up a franchise-high eight goals in the first period. With their first- period effort, the Bulls came up one goal short of their team record for goals in any period, with nine goals in the third period of an 11-2 win over the WarHawks on November 9, 2018 and nine in the second period of a game at Breezy Point on October 13, 2012. The Bulls’ 13 goals also falls one short of the team’s all-time high against Willmar, set in a 14-1 win at home on November 10, 2018.

A WARM WILLMAR WELCOME: Max Savaloja’s big game last night continues a recent trend of big nights for North Iowa players making their Bulls debut on Willmar’s home ice. Last season, Bulls forward Justin Daly made his debut with a goal and three assists in a 12 swamping of the WarHawks in mid-November – just last week it was Jack Campion’s turn with a goal in his third shift as a Bull in a 5-3 victory.

SHORT-SIGHTED: With their two goals on the penalty kill last night, North Iowa has leaped to the top of the NA3HL in terms of shorthanded scoring – five other teams have scored three shorthanded goals apiece, including Sheridan, who has gotten there in just five games. There is certainly a lot of hockey left to be played, but the Bulls have quite a mark to catch by season’s end, with 23 shorthanded goals during the team’s first national championship season in 2012-13.

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