Bulls players on the move to the NAHL and beyond
December 31, 2014
Bulls players Austin Jackson, Brett Gravelle and Johnny Panvica have all recently joined NAHL teams.
The opportunity to play at the NAHL level is usually just a phone call away for most players in the NA3HL. Not only has there been record player movement from the NA3HL to the NAHL this season, but lately the phone has been ringing off the hook in North Iowa.
Bulls forward Austin Jackson is in his third week with the NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians, while teammates Brett Gravelle and Johnny Panvica have recently joined NAHL teams.
Gravelle is back with one of the top teams in the Midwest Division of the NAHL Minnesota Wilderness, a team he started the season with. "Brett is a forward who has the knack to score goals. He currently sits second among all NA3HL players in total points with 42,” said Bulls head coach Todd Sanden.
Panvica is showcasing his abilities to the Soo Eagles who currently sit in second place in the North Division of the NAHL. "Johnny, is a crafty forward who has the ability to slow the game down and create opportunities for his line mates,” said Sanden.
"It has been great because lately I have been getting multiple calls per week from NAHL teams for players to get an opportunity to get some playing time due to injuries and short rosters in the NAHL. We are finally healthy enough ourselves to get some of these guys some looks at the next level,” continued Sanden. “We are excited that teams reach out for our players when they are in need, it shows that we are on the right type of players."
In other Bulls alumni news, former goalie Aaron Davis has joined the Lake Superior State NCAA Division I team for the second semester. Davis played for the Bulls in the NA3HL during the 2012-13 season where he posted a 2.00 goals against average and 92.8% save percentage in 11 regular season games. He played in the NAHL for three seasons, spending most of the time with the Coulee Region Chill and finishing his career with the Texas Tornado. Davis, a sophomore, is one of the three goalies on the roster.