Bullieve it! North Iowa captures second National title in three years

The North Iowa Bulls once again proved that when it comes to nationwide competition, the NA3HL is a step above the rest.    read more

Despite loss to Granite City, North Iowa in Championship on Monday

North Iowa will face the Northern Cyclones in their third straight appearance in the National Championship Game.    read more

Bulls win again, but Lumberjacks stumble at Nationals

North Iowa moved to 2-0 with a win over the Dells Ducks, while Granite City fell to 1-1 with a loss to the Northern Cyclones on Saturday.    read more

Bulls, Lumberjacks win on Day 1 at Nationals

North Iowa defeated the North Cyclones, 3-1, while Granite City topped the Dells Ducks, 3-1 on Friday at the USA Hockey Tier III Junior Nationals.    read more

Granite City, North Iowa begin National Championship quest

Two NA3HL teams begin their quest for a National Championship on Friday. Could they meet again in the finals?    read more
Future Prospects Tournament

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Alex Anderson Alex Anderson Wisconsin Whalers

East

Tyler Layle Tyler Layle Metro Jets

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Kegan Couture Kegan Couture Bozeman Icedogs

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Nick Nitta Nick Nitta Texas Jr. Brahmas

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Jared Sprink Jared Sprink Granite City Lumberjacks

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Forward of the Month

Nick Ford

Nick Ford Texas Jr. Brahmas

Nick Ford’s addition to the Texas line-up in February paid immediate dividends for the club. The 19-year-old native of Chicago, Illinois, totaled 18 points during the games considered in February and early March, which included seven goals and 11 assists.  Ford (6’0/185) joined the club at the trading deadline in February and immediately lit it up.  During the six games he played at the end of the regular season, Ford recorded at least three points in all of the games but one. He had two four-point games during the month and was also a +13. Ford spent the majority of the season playing in the NAHL for the Lone Star Brahmas. "Nick has seamlessly slotted himself into the lineup for us late in the season and has had a big impact. He's a fantastic player that not only can put up points, but also makes players around him better. Not all good players are capable of doing that, but Nick has, and it's had a ripple effect through out our lineup. He has good patience and poise with the puck, to go along with excellent vision on the ice, and if given a chance he doesn't hesitate to get pucks to the net. It's been a pleasure to have him in our lineup and expect him to be a leader for us in the playoffs,” said Texas head coach Al Rooney.

Runner-Up: Johnny Botna, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jordan Carey, Breezy Point North Stars – Bo Gronseth, Alexandria Blizzard – Bryan Hovanec, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Chong Hyun Lee, La Crosse Freeze – Lucas Lomax, Great Falls Americans – Ryan Martin, Wisconsin Whalers – Andy McGlynn, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Cooper McLean, Metro Jets – Gunnar Mogck, Bozeman Icedogs – Michael Orke, Granite City Lumberjacks - Johnny Panvica, North Iowa Bulls - Dominic Pisanti, Toledo Cherokee – Kyle Reilly, Gillette Wild – Tom Reilly, Twin City Steel – Brad Reitter, Point Mallard Ducks – Jon Severson, Nashville Jr. Predators – Luke Sunde, Southern Tier Xpress – Aaron Torres, Dallas Jr. Stars – Dakota Ulmer, West Michigan Wolves

Defenseman of the Month

Justin Provencher

Justin Provencher Point Mallard Ducks

Playing in 11 games during the month of February, Point Mallard defenseman Justin Provencher, 19, turned in a solid performance as he tied for the team league in scoring during the month with 13 points, which included a team-high seven goals and also six assists. The native of Sudbury, Massachusetts, also was a +10 during the month and three of his seven goals were game-winners. Provencher (6’1/195) scored at least a point in 10 of the 11 games played during the month of February. He had two multi-point games, including a three-point outing in a 4-3 win over Dallas on February 20th. For the season, Provencher finished 2nd on the team in scoring for all defensemen with 36 points in 41 NA3HL regular season games. “Justin has been playing some great hockey since the Christmas break. He is an excellent two-way player and he takes a lot of pride in playing that role.  Justin is a strong, gritty and talented hockey player that is ready to make the jump to the next level,” said Point Mallard head coach Craig Bushy.

Runner-Up: Nick Nitta, Texas Jr. Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Adam Arifi, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Brandon Baker, Dallas Jr. Stars - Tobias Gabrielsen, Southern Tier Xpress – Matis Gelazis, Nashville Jr. Predators – Seyia Hayta, Breezy Point North Stars – Kyle Keeder, West Michigan Wolves – Tyler Mros, Granite City Lumberjacks – Sam Naegele, North Iowa Bulls – Jake Nicks, Bozeman Icedogs – Kyler Omey, Toledo Cherokee – Tyler Reble, Gillette Wild – Nick Trefry, Helena Bighorns – Caleb Vosters, Wisconsin Whalers – Brogan Walters, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Goalie of the Month

Justin Ball

Justin Ball Nashville Jr. Predators

Nashville goalie Justin Ball, 18, was nearly flawless during the month of February for the 1st place Jr. Predators. The native of Dallas, Texas allowed just four goals in four starts during the month and was a perfect 4-0. Three of his four wins came on the road and he also posted one shutout. Ball (6’5/220) started the month with a 19-save shutout over Texas on February 7th.  He allowed just a single goal in wins over Topeka and Point Mallard in back-to-back games.  For the month, he stopped 71 of a possible 75 shots. Ball also played in the 2015 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the South Division team. For the season, he has a remarkable 17-1-1 record with a 1.44 goals against average, which led all NA3HL goalies during the 2014-15 regular season. “Justin has been a solid goalie since day one. His biggest strength is his ability to play the puck with excellent control. His work ethic on and off of the ice has paid off with a league leading goals against average.  We look forward to watching his career take off in the years to come,” said Nashville head coach Karlis Zirnis.

Runner-Up: Hunter Vorva, West Michigan Wolves

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Glen Bates, Toledo Cherokee – Roman Bengert, Point Mallard Ducks – Cody Gibson, Southern Tier Xpress – Jaxson Gosnell, Breezy Point North Stars - Billy Hindle, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Chris Johnson, Wisconsin Whalers – David Johnson, North Iowa Bulls – Sean Kelley, Gillette Wild – Chris Mallon, Dallas Jr. Stars – Grant Martens, Helena Bighorns – Jordan Moran, Great Falls Americans – Denijs Romanovskis, Bozeman Icedogs – Jacob Stack, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Andrew Wagner, La Crosse Freeze

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Nashville 3 vs. Metro 2 (2OT)
Great Falls 1 vs. West Michigan 3
North Iowa 7 vs. Granite City 4
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March 20, 2015  
Great Falls 1 vs. Metro 3
Nashville 0 vs. Granite City 2
North Iowa 2 vs. West Michigan 0
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March 21, 2015  
Granite City 6 vs. Metro 1
Nashville 3 vs. West Michigan 1
Great Falls 1 vs. North Iowa 6
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North Iowa 2 vs. Granite City 3
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