North Iowa defenseman Joyaux makes college commitment
July 18, 2018
The North Iowa Bulls of the NA3HL are proud to announce another player advancement to the college ranks, as defenseman Jake Joyaux has committed to the ACHA Division I program at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. With the Cyclones, Joyaux joins a host of former NA3HL standouts, including former Bulls defenseman Kurt Halbach.
Joyaux enjoyed a distinguished two-year career with the Bulls, compiling 41 points during the 2016-17 and ’17-’18 regular seasons and four additional points over two postseason runs. Joyaux was a solid two-way blueliner for North Iowa, tallying eight goals this past season, plus a couple more at the 2018 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament this past February as a member of Team Blue.
Joyaux will be joining one of the most storied programs in college hockey as a Cyclone, playing for a program that was part of the founding of the ACHA in 1991. The ACHA Division I national championship trophy is named the Al Murdoch Cup, in honor of the Cyclones’ original coach. Joyaux will join an ISU team that finished 18-18-3 under head coach Jason Fairman last season, reaching the first round of the ACHA national tournament.
More than 70 Bulls players have committed to college programs over the team’s seven-year history, including seven who have reached the NCAA Division I level. More than 130 players who suited up for NA3HL teams in 2017-18 will be on college rosters as the 2018-19 season begins.
The North Iowa Bulls congratulate Jake Joyaux on his commitment to Iowa State and wish him well in his athletic and academic endeavors as a Cyclone.