Brookings forward Ford makes NCAA commitment
May 26, 2016
Ladder of Development: Nick Ford was the NA3HL Forward of the Month back in February of 2015. He then went onto play in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in 2016, followed by an NCAA commitment.
The Brookings Blizzard, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Nick Ford as committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Elmira College, who are members of the ECAC West Conference.
Ford, 20, just completed his final season of junior hockey, which over the past two years was spent in the NAHL, also with seeing some action in the NA3HL. The native of Chicago, Illinois, was 4th in team scoring this season for the Blizzard with 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) in 59 games played. He also added five points in four playoff games, which ended up leading the team during the Robertson Cup Playoffs.
Ford (6’1/195) was also selected to and played in the 2016 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament back in February for the Central Division team, where he posted one goal in the two games.
Ford made his NAHL debut during the beginning of the 2014-15 season with the Lone Star Brahmas and recorded 10 points in 33 games played. Overall in his NAHL career, Ford played in 92 career games and recorded 48 points.
Later that season, Ford joined the NA3HL’s Texas Jr. Brahmas, where he had a whopping 18 points in just six regular season games and seven points in four playoff games.
Ford was runner-up for NAHL Central Division Star of the Week honors on November 23rd. During his brief time in the NA3HL, he won NA3HL Forward of the Month honors in February of 2015.
Ford is the 9th Brookings player to make an NCAA commitment this season.