TEMPE, Ariz. – North Iowa forward Jett Larson wasn’t able to help the Bulls win a big silver cup in his only year in Mason City, but he did enough to earn a trip west to the Copper State. Larson has committed to the ACHA Division I hockey club at Arizona State University, the third North Iowa Bulls player to choose the Sun Devils in just over a year.
Larson hails from Rancho Mirage, California, but came to North Iowa after attending the Shattuck-St. Mary’s prep school in Faribault, Minnesota. He spent three years on the Sabres’ hockey teams, eventually climbing to the school’s Midget AAA roster in 2016-17.
Once he came to North Iowa, Larson became an important cog in the Bulls’ offensive machine, especially as a setup man for his linemates. During the 2017-18 regular season, he posted 15 points, including 11 assists, in 31 regular-season contests. He added three points, including a power-play goal, in the team’s first-round playoff win at Wausau.
Larson joins a couple of North Iowa players already expected to wear an Arizona State uniform next season. Owen Larson made an immediate impact last season as a rookie Sun Devil, tallying 23 points in 31 games. Defenseman John Studioso split time between the NAPHL’s Everett Silvertips Elite squad and North Iowa before making his own commitment to Arizona State early last month.
More than 70 North Iowa Bulls players have moved on to play college hockey in the club’s seven-year history, including seven who have earned spots on NCAA Division I rosters.
The North Iowa Bulls congratulate Jett Larson on his commitment to Arizona State University, and wish him the best as he enters the next phase of his hockey career.