AMARILLO, Texas – Once Cameron Fagerlee got settled into life with the North Iowa Bulls, he got comfortable on the ice almost instantly.
Really comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that he racked up one of the longest point streaks in Bulls history, and started it in his very first game on Todd Sanden’s team.
After racking up points in 18 straight to start his junior career, Fagerlee has elevated his career to a new level after earning a call-up from the Amarillo Bulls in the North American Hockey League this past weekend. Fagerlee was in uniform on Friday night (and, true to form, picked up two points against Wausau in the contest) but was off on Saturday to give him time to travel to Texas and get settled in with Rocky Russo’s club.
The former Totino-Grace prep standout put together one of the most torrid scoring runs in North Iowa history at the start of this season, racking up 30 points in his first 21 games, including a dozen goals.
That streak ranks third in team history, behind Tony Paulson’s 27-game run during the team’s inaugural national championship run in 2012-13, and Matt Kroska’s incredible 51-game streak a year later that only came to a halt in a national championship loss to the Boston Jr. Bruins. 17 players from that Jr. Bruins team would go on to play NCAA Division I hockey, or to play Major Junior hockey in Canada.
Fagerlee is one of four to earn an NAHL call in the past two weeks. Daniel Sandvig was recalled to the Kenai River Brown Bears this week, Brendan Studioso got his Thanksgiving call-up to the Minnesota Wilderness and Jarod Blackowiak spent the past weekend with the Austin Bruins. Connor Clemons also started the season with the Minnesota Magicians before rejoining the North Iowa roster in mid-October, and Dominic Skrelja was recalled to the Austin Bruins in October.
The Bulls return to “The Barn” on Friday night for a pre-Christmas home finale against the Rochester Ice Hawks, and “Teddy Bear Toss” Night at the North Iowa Ice Arena. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., with live streaming coverage on HockeyTV. For advance tickets to Friday’s game or any future Bulls home game, click here.