North Iowa goaltender Cain makes NCAA commitment
April 11, 2018
Colin Cain recently wrapped up a record-breaking season in net for the NA3HL's North Iowa Bulls, and he'll continue his career in the college ranks next year with an NCAA Division III commitment to St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Cain made an immediate impact in his first season of junior hockey, winning 27 games this past season and breaking the Bulls' five-year-old record for the most wins by a goaltender in a single season. Cain's mark was the highest in the NA3HL in 2017-18, and is tied for the third-best mark in league history. His 1.78 goals-against average and .935 save percentage for the regular season were also among the league's best marks this past year.
Cain was also selected to and played in the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central/Coastal Division team.
The Hummelstown, Pennsylvania native will join a St. Olaf team led by Mike Eaves, one of college hockey's most recognizable names. Eaves recently finished his second year as the Oles’ head coach, after spending 14 years behind the bench at the University of Wisconsin. Eaves won a national Division I title with the Badgers in 2006, appearing again in the finals in 2010.
Cain is the second North Iowa Bulls player this season to move on to St. Olaf, after Mitch Dolter's commitment to the Oles in late January. More than 65 Bulls players have committed to college programs in the team's seven-year history, including seven who have reached the NCAA Division I ranks after donning a North Iowa uniform. Almost 50 players in the NA3HL have already announced college commitments this season, with many more on the way.