Louisiana defenseman Farkas makes college commitment
January 8, 2018
The Louisiana Drillers of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that defenseman Nick Farkas has committed at play college hockey for Waldorf University in the NAIA.
Farkas, 19, has appeared in 16 games to date with the Drillers, where he has recorded three points. The 6’0/175 lbs. native of Long Beach, New Yorks began the 2017-18 season playing one game with the Skylands Kings of the NA3HL. Farkas played in 37 games last season for Skylands and assisted on four goals.
"It means that all the hard work in my life has paid off," Farkas said of his opportunity to sign to play college hockey. "It is an honor to accept a scholarship to play the game that I love for the next four years, and at such a highly esteemed and historic institution. I have spent three seasons of junior hockey looking for a college that I will be able to combine hockey and my education at, and Waldorf is the perfect fit."
Prior to his time in the NA3HL, the 6-foot defenseman played in 40 games, scoring three goals and adding 11 assists, for the New York Apple Core of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey league (MetJHL).
"Nicholas is a steady, dependable, stay-at-home defenseman who will help solidify our depth on the blue line," Waldorf head coach Brett Shelanski said.
"He is able to match up well against top offensive lines from other teams and takes pride in his ability to help keep them off of the scoresheet," Waldorf's head coach added. "Nicholas is willing to block shots, and will also help our transition game with his ability to move the puck up the ice quickly and accurately."