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Maine forward Farrell makes NCAA DI commitment

December 24, 2020

The Maine Nordiques of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are extremely proud to announce that forward Reese Farrell has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey in the fall at Army - West Point in Atlantic Hockey.

Farrell, 19, is in his first season playing junior hockey in the NAHL. The 6’0/185 lbs. native of Auburn, ME, has recorded nine points (5 goals, 4 assists) in 16 games so far during the 2020-21 season.

“Reese has been a major part of our team’s success this season,” said Maine Nordiques Organizational general manager Eric Soltys. “West Point is a special place with a special person in Coach (Riley) leading the way. I have known Coach Riley for many years and it’s an honor on many different levels for Reese to be a part of the strong traditions held at West Point. He’s the right type of person to continue what is necessary to keep their long-standing tradition and commitment going in a great direction. Well deserved!”

Farrell was a draft pick of the Nordiques in the 2020 NAHL Supplemental Draft back in May. Farrell spent the past two seasons at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, Massachusetts. He started his high school career at Saint Dominic Academy in 2015-16 before transferring to North Yarmouth Academy for two seasons.

“Reese Farrell exemplifies the qualities we look for in the members of our team. It comes as no surprise that the outstanding staff at West Point recognized what Reese has to offer their program, community and tradition,” said Associate head coach Matt Pinchevsky. “Knowing Coach Brian Riley, since I was 14 years old, and the mentorship he provides his players; Reese will be learning from a great leader. We are so proud of Reese and thrilled for the Farrell Family. We are all very proud of Reese and wish him all the best next fall at Army West Point!”

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list

 
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