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Farmer commits to UMass-Amherst

12/13/2017, 4:00pm CST
By Whitney Baumgartner, Fargo Force

Veteran defenseman is in his first season with Fargo.

Photo by Hickling Images

Fargo Force defenseman Ty Farmer has committed to play college hockey at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst at the end of his junior hockey career.


“I really like the coaching staff at UMass,” Farmer said. “I think that it’s the best place for my development as a hockey player.”


The O'Fallon, MO native is in his first season in Fargo and has amassed 16 points (1G, 15A) through 22 games with the Force, including six points (1G, 5A) in his last five games. He has played in 133 career USHL games, recording 40 points (6G, 34A) in those contests.


Prior to his time in Fargo, Farmer played for the Youngstown Phantoms, Muskegon Lumberjacks and St. Louis AAA Blues (T1EHL). With his announcement, he becomes the 23rd player to have played for the Force this season that is committed to a Division I school.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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