Bulls Captain Matt Kroska had a week to remember as he was named NA3HL Forward of the Month for February, West Division Star of the Week this past week, and also broke the single-season NA3HL record for points in a season with 111! Congrats Matt!
From the NA3HL website:
West Division Star of the Week: Matt Kroska, forward, North Iowa Bulls
North Iowa forward Matt Kroska, 20, is putting an assault on the NA3HL record book. His season for the ages continued last weekend in three more North Iowa wins as the forward from Elko, Minnesota added seven more points, which included four goals and three assists. He also chimed in with the game-winning goal in two of the three wins. On Friday, Kroska (5’10/180) scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime as the Bulls beat the Twin City Steel, 5-4. On Saturday, he had two more goals (including the game-winner) and two assists in a 4-1 road win at Twin City. On Sunday, he picked up an assist in a 4-0 shutout win over Alexandria. Kroska has had a season for the ages, setting a new modern day (2006-Present) record for points with 111 to date with three games remaining on the schedule this season. “His production and the production of his line is something that I have never seen at this level. He shows so much leadership on a daily basis and despite all the success and points, Matt still remains hungry and trying to become a better player each day in the hopes of earning an NCAA commitment,” said Bulls head coach Todd Sanden.
Easton Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month: Matt Kroska, North Iowa Bulls
This NA3HL’s leading scorer, North Iowa forward Matt Kroska, 20, likely secured his place in NA3HL history with a torrid month of February. The native of Elko, Minnesota was able to record a league-high 21 points in seven games during the month and brought his NA3HL-leading total to 111 points for the season, setting a modern-day league record during the month. In all seven games, Kroska (5’10/180) had multi-point games to continue his record-breaking scoring streak to 34 straight games. Kroska scored seven goals and 14 assists in the month, and three of his seven goals were game-winners. He was also an astounding +19 during the month and he currently leads the NA3HL with a +97 rating. His February included a five-point game and a four-point game. Kroska also played on Team West at the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, leading the team to a perfect 3-0 record. “His production and the production of his line is something that I have never seen at this level. He shows so much leadership on a daily basis and despite all the success and points, Matt still remains hungry and trying to become a better player each day in the hopes of earning an NCAA commitment,” said Bulls head coach Todd Sanden. “I think despite the personal and team success that Matt had last year, he came back this year a more driven hockey player. He will be a special and effective player at the next level.”
Come cheer on Matt Kroska and your Back-2-Back West Division Champion Bulls this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday here in North Iowa for Fan Appreciation Week! Puck drops at 7:30pm Fri/Sat and a 5pm puck drop on Sunday, and following Sunday's game the Bulls will host the final Skate With The Bulls of the season!