North Iowa forward Hartley makes NCAA commitment
The North Iowa Bulls of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Byron Hartley has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for St. Norbert College.
Hartley, 21, suited up for 115 regular season games for the Bulls including all 60 this year notched 41 goals and 38 assists for 79 points in a Bulls jersey.
During the 2022-23 season, Hartley was 3rd in team scoring with 42 points (21 goals, 21 assists) in 60 games played. He was named the Central Division Star of the Week for October 3-9, 2022.
The 6’1/185 lbs. native of Philadelphia, PA, also spent time in the NAPHL with the Philadelphia Little Flyers organization. He played in the 2020-21 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game.
Hartley, a NAHL Top Prospects participant in 2022, had many people to thank. "I’d like to thank the North Iowa Bulls organization, teammates, coaches, staff, his billet family, and the North Iowa community for making the last two years the best of his hockey life. Junior hockey has prepared me physically and mentally to be ready for the next step of being a college hockey player," said Hartley.
"Byron is a goal scorer who has the ability to be a game changer on a nightly basis. He is also a great leader and locker room and team guy,” said former head coach Todd Sanden.
Hartley is the second Bull to commit to St. Norbert's this season, joining Logan Dombrowsky as a Green Knight.