Stapleton commits to Colby College

The Amarillo Bulls are proud to announce that Nick Stapleton has committed to Colby College to further his academic and hockey career.

“I look forward to my opportunity to develop as a student-athlete at Colby and believe it is the best situation for me,”Stapleton said.

The Michigan native joined the Amarillo Bulls in the 2019-20 season where he had 18 points in his first season in the North American Hockey League.

“We are very excited for Nick as he moves on to the next chapter in his career,” Head Coach Rocky Russo said.

Stapleton was selected as an alternate captain for the 2020-21 season and played in all 56 regular season games and the entire first round against Shreveport.

“I want to thank everyone in the Amarillo Bulls organization for their help over the past two years,” Stapleton said. “Although we didn’t achieve our goal of winning a championship this year, I’m proud of what we accomplished.”

Colby College is located in Waterville, Maine and are members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESAC).

“Colby college is an elite academic school with a fantastic hockey program,”Russo said.”He is going to excel in both situations and be a tremendous addition to the Colby College Community”

Stapleton’s commitment to Colby College brings the Bulls number to 12 college commitments on this years roster.

The Amarillo Bulls are members of the North American Hockey League which is a tier II junior hockey league sanctioned by USA Hockey. For more information visit