AMES, Iowa – One of the top American Collegiate Hockey Association teams in the nation, year-over-year, has landed one of the top players in the North American Tier 3 Hockey League for the upcoming season. Bulls defenseman Jake Joyaux has committed to Iowa State University, where he’ll join a host of former NA3HL standouts, including former Bulls defenseman Kurt Halbach.
Joyaux enjoyed a distinguished two-year career with the Bulls, compiling 41 points during the 2016-17 and ’17-’18 regular seasons and four additional points over two postseason runs. Joyaux was a solid two-way blueliner for North Iowa, tallying eight goals this past season, plus a couple more at the NA3HL Top Prospects showcase this past February as a member of Team Blue.
Joyaux will be joining one of the most storied programs in college hockey as a Cyclone, playing for a program that was part of the founding of the ACHA in 1991. The ACHA Division I national championship trophy is named the Al Murdoch Cup, in honor of the Cyclones’ original coach. Joyaux will join an ISU team that finished 18-18-3 under head coach Jason Fairman last season, reaching the first round of the ACHA national tournament.
More than 70 Bulls players have committed to college programs over the team’s seven-year history, including seven who have reached the NCAA Division I level.
The North Iowa Bulls congratulate Jake Joyaux on his commitment to Iowa State and wish him well in his athletic and academic endeavors as a Cyclone.