North American 3 Hockey League logo North American 3 Hockey League
A Step Above the Rest NAHL Combines NAPHL NAHL USA Hockey
Download on the App Store
Download on Google Play

Bulls punch ticket to Silver Cup

March 22, 2013

Bulls goaltender Matt Bartels not only posted a 22-save shutout on Thursday, but also assisted on the game-winning goal.

North Iowa 6 @ Minnesota 0 (North Iowa wins best of five series, 3-0)

The North Iowa Bulls punched their ticket to the Silver Cup Championship Tournament with a 6-0 win in Game 3 on Thursday night in Little Falls, Minnesota against the Flying Aces.

The Bulls dominated in the shot category, outshooting Minnesota 44-22.  However, it wasn’t until 12 minutes into the opening period that North Iowa scored as Tim Santopoalo lit the lamp for the eventual game winning goal.

The next three goals were scored by North Iowa’s Kyle Krueger, who scored two goals in the 2nd period and the first goal of the 3rd period to make it 4-0.  It was Krueger’s first hat-trick of the season.

Matthew Fosdick and Matt Kroska added two more goals late in the 3rd period to complete the sweep and 6-0 final.

North Iowa goaltender Matt Bartels recorded the shutout, making 22 saves and also picked up an assist on the game-winning goal in the 1st period.  Minnesota’s Jared Stearns made 38 saves in the loss.

Kroska, Santopoalo and Fosdick all had multi-point games, while Patrick Sivets and Chancie Hanson each recorded a pair of assists.

With the win, North Iowa advances to the NA3HL Silver Cup Tournament, where they will be the #2 seed.  Their pool will consist of the winner of the Granite City/Alexandria winner and also the Flint/Three Rivers winner.


Bauer Vaughn Custom Sports HockeyTV
Super Chexx USA Hockey Apex Learning Next College Student Athlete Fan$aves Krampade
Warroad Lettermen Sports DASH Digital Auction Showdown K1 Sportswear A and R Sports HockeyWolf Official Game Puck
Avis Car Rental Budget Car Rental Sixt Rent A Car
HockeyTech NSC Super Rink Minneapolis Northwest Source One Digital
Let's Play Hockey USA Hockey Magazine USA Junior Hockey Magazine Rubber Hockey Magazine