BOSTON, Mass. – The 2013-14 North Iowa Bulls season was one for the record books, and one of the many important characters in the Bulls’ story that year was Ian Penvose. As he closes the book on the 2017-18 season, this chapter will also go in the record books.
Penvose wrapped up 2017-18 with first-team All-America honors from the American College Hockey Association, playing for Northeastern University at the Division II level. His 35 points was the top mark on the Northeastern roster, in only 17 regular-season games. Penvose also added four points in the ACHA national tournament, leading the Huskies to the Division II semifinals.
His 2016-17 campaign was every bit as good as this year’s, racking up 47 points in 25 regular-season contests. His career numbers in the college game are impressive, with 110 points over 80 career regular-season and postseason contests.
His 31 points, including 16 goals, during the 2013-14 regular season and postseason helped North Iowa to a 57-5 finish and an appearance in the USA Hockey national championship game against the Boston Jr. Bruins. 16 players from that Boston team would eventually go on to play hockey at the NCAA Division I level. He would appear in two games in 2014-15 for the Bulls before enrolling at Northeastern and playing seven games in his first college campaign.
North Iowa also had a player selected to the ACHA Division II All-America list a year ago, with former national title-winning goalie Matthew Bartels picking up a first-team nod. Bartels went 8-1 for the Aurora University club squad in 2016-17, posting a 1.78 goals-against average and stopping more than 94 percent of the shots that came his way.
The North Iowa Bulls congratulate Ian Penvose on all of his accomplishments with the Northeastern University hockey club, including his 2018 ACHA Division II All-America honor.
(Photo courtesy Northeastern University Hockey Club)