North Iowa Bulls: The Bulls are rocketing up the standings and are 7-0-1 in their last eight games. This past week, the Bulls posted a 5-2 win over Minnesota in their lone game of the week. The Bulls are tied with St. Louis with the fewest regulation losses in the NA3HL with two. The Bulls will play four games while in Blaine against the likes of Peoria, Metro, Queen City and Michigan.
North Iowa 5 vs. Peoria 2 – The Bulls fired 48 shots on goal in a 5-2 win over Peoria in the opening game of the NA3HL Showcase. Tim Santopoalo and Taylor Brown each had a goal and an assist and Connor Langfield had two assists in the win for North Iowa. Connor Millard had both goals for Peoria in the losing effort. Aaron Davis picked up the win making 21 saves.
North Iowa 9 vs. Metro 0 – John Forseth scored four goals and had an assist to lead the Bulls to a 9-0 win over the Jets. Matt Kroska had a four point night with two goals and two assists. Patrick Sivets, Preston Blanek and Taylor Brown also had goals for the Bulls, who outshot Metro 63-37. Despite the score differential, Aaron Davis made 37 saves in the Bulls shutout.
North Iowa 7 vs. Queen City 0 – In three wins at the NA3HL Showcase, the Bulls have outscored their opponents 21-2, which included a 7-0 shutout of the Steam on Sunday. Tim Santopoalo scored twice and Tony Paulson, Kyle Krueger, John Forseth, Taylor Brown and Jake Johnson also scored for North Iowa. Matthew Bartels made 12 saves for his second shutout of the season.
North Iowa 5 vs. Michigan 1 – Arguable the most impressive team at the NA3HL Showcase was the North Iowa Bulls, who not only posted a perfect 4-0 record, but outscored their opponents 26-3 in the process. On Monday, it was a 5-1 win over the Michigan Mountain Cats. Five different players scored for the Bulls, including: Preston Blanek, Matt Kroska, Patrick Sivets, Eric Behrend and Taylor Brown. Matt Bartels made 19 saves in the win. The Mountain Cats finished the Showcase with a 0-4-0 record. Their lone goal in the 5-1 loss to the Bulls came off the stick of Guy Soulliere, who scored a shorthanded goal. Spencer Craig made 36 saves in the loss