Granite City defenseman Bronson makes college commitment
The Granite City Lumberjacks, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that defenseman Billy Bronson has committed to play ACHA Division 1 hockey for Iowa State University of the Central States Collegiate Hockey League for the 2020-21 season.
Bronson, 19, played for the Lumberjacks in 27 games during the 2019-20 season, scoring one goal and 12 assists for 13 points and was a +9. Billy also had stops with the Willmar WarHawks (NA3HL) as well as Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL) this past season.
“I really enjoyed my time playing for Granite City. Right away when I got there, it felt like home and everybody on the team was so welcoming. I had the most fun playing junior hockey with the Jacks,” stated Bronson this week upon news of his commitment.
Lumberjacks assistant coach Mat Hall stated, “Once we had the chance to trade for Bill, we [Jacks] jumped on it He was a rock on our blueline last season. We couldn’t have asked for a better kid on and off the ice and we wish Bill the best of luck at ISU next season.”
Billy Bronson will join fellow Jacks alumni Jacob Schuldt (’99-Minnetonka, MN), Kearby Larson (’99-North St Paul, MN) and Matt Moran (’98-Sartell, MN) at Iowa State.
“I believe there is no team ran better than Granite City, it’s first class all the way through and the environment that the coaches and the ownership has created makes it really easy for us players to want to come to the rink each day. Also, the fans are second to none and it makes a really great atmosphere as well as advantage every home game” said Bronson.