Nick Farmer Wichita Falls Wildcats
It was a big month for Wichita Falls Wildcats forward Nick Farmer. The 20-year-old native of Spokane, Washington racked up 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists) in the 11 games during the month as the Wildcats fashioned together a 7-4 record to stay right in the hunt for the top spot in the South Division. Farmer (6’0/185) recorded at last a point in nine of the 11 games and had six multi-point games. That included three, three-point outings during the month and two of his nine goals were game-winners. Farmer also scored five power play goals. This is Farmer’s third and final season playing the NAHL for the Wildcats. He ranks tied for 2nd on the Wildcats roster in points with 39 and is tied for the team lead with five game-winning goals. Farmer was also selected to play for the South Division team at the 2015 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. In 152 career NAHL regular season games, Farmer has recorded 82 points. Farmer is also a product of the growing number of players who developed in the NAPHL. Farmer played in the NAPHL during the inaugural 2009-10 season for the Nevada Stars 16U team, where he recorded 24 points in 20 games played. “We moved Nick to center a few months ago and since that move his game has taken off. He is the fastest and quickest player on the team. He is really hard to compete against when he gets that going and is a very effective forechecker. I think there is no doubt he will be playing NCAA Division I hockey someday and hopefully there is a commitment on the horizon for him in the near future,” said Wildcats head coach John LaFontaine.
Farmer said that this year has been a fun one so far because of the team success. “It is been a lot of fun because the team has been consistent all season long and we have a great group of players. I think we are capable of being a Championship team, so we just have to keep focused and playing some good hockey. My time in the NAHL has been well worth it. I think playing in the NAPHL back during the inaugural season showed me what that type of exposure could be like. The connection with the NAHL is like no other and it helped me get to where I am today. I just want to see us keep winning the rest of the season and hopefully improve my game to the point where I am able to fulfill the dream of playing NCAA Division I hockey,” said Farmer.
Runner-Up: Brendan Harris, Wenatchee Wild
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Maurin Bouvet, Kenai River Brown Bears – AJ Coleman, Keystone Ice Miners – Nate Colwell, Brookings Blizzard – Cody Gylling, Amarillo Bulls – Kyle Haak, Aberdeen Wings – Jacob Hetz, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Colton Kramer, Minot Minotauros – Zach Lavalle, Janesville Jets – Casey Linkenheld, Johnstown Tomahawks – Tanner Lomsnes, Corpus Christi IceRays – Alex Pettersson, Austin Bruins – JM Piotrowski, Bismarck Bobcats – Brian Rigali, Springfield Jr. Blues – Darian Romanko, Minnesota Wilderness – Daniel Rzavsky, Topeka RoadRunners – Richard Zehnal, Coulee Region Chill – Sandis Zolmanis, Soo Eagles