North Iowa rolled its way to a series sweep vs. Wausau in the opening weekend of the NA3HL playoffs. The Bulls punctuated it with a 8-2 victory on Saturday to clinch the best-of-three-games series.
After a first period which saw the Bulls lead 1-0, North Iowa exploded for seven goals over the final two periods.
Brendan Studioso led the way with a pair of goals for the Bulls while Peter Verstegen, Mitch Dolter, Tyler Bump, Shane Bernhardson, Cameron Fagerlee and Jett Larson scored one apiece. Josh Arnold and Jarod Blackowiak had three assists apiece, Dolter and Larson had two each.
Bulls goalie Tyler Hawk had 22 saves on 24 shots in goal.
The Bulls advance to next weekend's West Division finals vs. La Crosse, which won its series 2-0 over Wisconsin. The series opens Friday night at 7:30 in Mason City.