Mason City Native Howell Makes NAHL Debut

Mason City Toros forward Nik Howell became the fifth Toro to appear in a North American Hockey League game this season when he suited up for the North Iowa Bulls in their game against the Aberdeen Wings on Saturday night at the Mason City Arena.

The Mason City native appeared in two games for two different teams on Saturday. Howell was told in the locker room following the Toros’ 3-1 win over the Willmar WarHawks that he would be joining the Bulls that evening.

Howell has been comfortable with whatever assignment he has been given this season. He has played three different positions with the Toros: left wing, center and defense.

Howell joins Sota Isogai, Jack Campion, Carter Newpower and Luke Robertson as Toros who have been called up to the NAHL. All five Toros to advance to the next level have suited up with the Bulls.

The Toros return to action this weekend against the New Ulm Steel. Jan. 14 is Friends and Family Night prior to the 7:30 p.m. puck drop. Friends of season-ticket holders get in for just $5 and kids 12-and-under tickets are buy-one-get-one-free.  Jan. 15 is High School Night and students and their family members get in for just $7. To purchase tickets for either package, please email or purchase tickets at the gate the day of the game.