FOREST CITY, Iowa – The Warrior hockey team added on the defensive line for the future, signing junior-hockey product Nicholas Farkas to a letter-of-intent for the 2018-19 season.
Farkas, in his third year of junior hockey, graduated from high school in New York in 2015 and has attended Nassau County Community College.
"We are thrilled to add Nicholas to our 2018-19 recruiting class and we look forward to helping him continue to develop his game at the college level," Waldorf head coach Brett Shelanski said.
Farkas currently plays for the Louisiana Drillers of the North American Tier III Hockey League (NA3HL), where he's played 10 games this winter. He started 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," Coach 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."
Farkas joins Skylands Junior Kings Alumni Darrin Bruce, who is a freshman this season at Waldorf. Of Bruce, Coach Shelanski has remarked, "I wanted to let you know that Darrin has been a great addition to our program. He works his tail off, listens, is coachable, and does anything that is asked of him to the best of his ability. Thank you for the recommendation on him; we are not disappointed!"