Two more Bulls players, James Hughes and Eric Behrend, have committed to play hockey and further their academic careers after this season!
From Head Coach Todd Sanden:
On James Hughes –
"North Iowa Bulls forward James Hughes has committed to UW-Superior to continue his academic and hockey development. UW-Superior is a member of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association competing at the NCAA Division 3 level. UW-Superior is a great fit for James with the smaller campus and commitment to academic success for their athletes. James is expected to be an immediate contributor to the Yellowjackets program. "Jimmy was an integral part of the Bulls national championship success. He not only lead by example on the scoresheet but also as a captain who cared about the well being of his teammates". Hughes commented on his time in North Iowa with the Bulls. "It was a little tough when I first came here from Coulee Region but after settling in with the team and the community I couldn't imagine playing anywhere else. Our coaching staff provided everything necessary for our team to be successful and for me to continue to develop as a player. The community support was amazing. Our fans are the most dedicated in junior hockey and its fun to play in the barn when it's packed and people are going crazy". The North Iowa Bulls congratulate James Hughes and his family and wish him much success at UW-Superior."
On Eric Behrend –
"The North Iowa Bulls are proud to announce that Eric Behrend a forward from Waunakee, Wisconsin has decided to attend Williston State to continue his academic and hockey development. Williston State captured the 2013 NJCAA National Championship. Behrend who played two years in North Iowa reflects on his time as a Bull. "I had so much fun and grew so much as a player here, It's amazing what we accomplished in a short time. I want to thank our organization, coaches, and community who make this an unreal place to play. For me this was the best place to be and I am going to miss playing in front of our fans, they are awesome." "Behr" is a player I am really going to miss, his compete level is off the chart and his connection to his teammates is unbelievable. While he wasn't a captain he was a leader for us on and off the ice." The North Iowa Bulls congratulate and wish Eric and his family good luck in continuing his academic and hockey development."
This now brings the total of committed players to 11! Congrats to both Hughes and "Behr"! Good luck boys!