Top Teams in NA3HL West Clash This Weekend


The Mason City Toros put their four-game win streak on the line this week as they face the Granite City Lumberjacks on Friday and Saturday at the Mason City Arena.

Mason City (7-3-0-0) has swept back-to-back weekend series against Willmar and Minnesota and has moved into second place in the NA3HL West Division and eight points behind Granite City.

Last weekend, the Toros put on a clinic offensively, scoring a combined 18 goals in a pair of wins. Sota Isogai scored four goals and added three assists in the two wins to earn the NA3HL’s West Division Player of the Week for Oct. 18-24.

Granite City (11-1-0-0) enters this weekend on a seven-game win streak that began on Oct. 2 with a win over the Toros. They are outscoring opponents 45-11 during this streak and have scored at least six goals in five straight games. The Lumberjacks’ only loss this season was on Oct. 1 vs Mason City.

Nicholas Richert leads the Lumberjacks with 17 points, 13 of which have been assists. He’s recorded four consecutive multi-point games and 12 points in his last five games.

The Lumberjacks defeated the New Ulm Steel, 7-2 and Willmar WarHawks, 7-4, last weekend. They were tied with Willmar, 4-4, after the WarHawks scored at 9:40 in the third, but Sean Davidson scored four minutes later and they added a pair of empty-netters.

The Toros are celebrating Halloweekend on Friday and Saturday. Mason City will be hosting postgame player autographs following Friday’s game, sponsored by Cornish Family Chiropractic. Youngsters can trick-or-treat on the concourse during the first intermission of Saturday’s game. Additionally, fans 12-and-under get in free to both games if they wear their favorite Halloween costume. The North Iowa Figure Skating Club will perform during the first intermission of both games. Friday and Saturday’s games get started at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available at