Studioso Reaches NAHL Milestone for Wilderness

CLOQUET, Minn. – More than two dozen North Iowa Bulls players have appeared in the North American Hockey League since 2011. Some have donned an NAHL sweater on a fill-in basis, picking up a cup of coffee over a weekend or two after being called up. Others have enjoyed more success, and earned longer stays in the process.

Brendan Studioso may be in for one of those longer stays after a full week with the Minnesota Wilderness over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Mukilteo, Washington native scored his first NAHL goal last Wednesday, burying the opening score in a 4-1 home win over the Minnesota Magicians. He would appear in both games against the Janesville Jets on Friday and Saturday, finishing a -1 for the weekend as the Wilderness swept the defending Midwest Division champions.

The second-year Bull has had a whale of a sophomore season in North Iowa as well, dropping a career-best four assists on Rochester in his most recent game with the Bulls Nov. 18. Nine of his 17 games this season in the NA3HL have been multi-point efforts.

The Bulls finish a four-game stretch against Wausau with a pair of home games this weekend. Both home games will be live-streamed on HockeyTV, with Saturday’s game also audio-streamed on Mixlr.

Friday is “Support Your School Night,” with a chance to win recess with the Bulls – our “No Shave November” contest will also be decided, with a Bulls jersey on the line. The Bulls will wear specialty jerseys over the weekend, which will be auctioned off after Saturday’s game to benefit the Worth County Full Strut chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. For advance tickets to this weekend’s games, or to any future Bulls home game, click here.