Chippewa defenseman Farthing makes NCAA D1 commitment
March 30, 2020
The Chippewa Steel of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Top Prospects defenseman Luke Farthing has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Ferris State University in the WCHA.
Farthing, 20, just finished his final season of junior hockey, which was his third overall and first with the Steel in the NAHL. The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Stoutsville, Ohio played in 51 games for the Steel during the 2019-20 season, recording 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points. His 29 points were the best of defensemen in the Midwest Division this season.
“Excited to announce my commitment to play D1 hockey at Ferris State University. Thanks to my coaches, teammates, friends and family for everything along the way! #GoBulldogs,” said Farthing on Twitter.
Farthing was also selected to and played in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament where he recorded two points in two games played.
“Luke is a great teammate and has worked hard to earn this opportunity. He was a big part of our team this past season and we’re excited for him and his family,” stated Steel Head Coach Carter Foguth.
Farthing made his NAHL debut during the 2017-18 season with the Brookings Blizzard.
Farthing is the sixth Steel player with an NCAA Division 1 commitment, joining Jaden Grant (Bowling Green State University), Zane Demsey (Michigan State University), Jacob Dirks (Ferris State University), Connor Szmul (Huntsville-Alabama) and Jackson Decker (Canisius College).