The Brookings Blizzard are pleased to announce that forward Nick Ford has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Elmira College in the ECAC West Conference. Ford, a Chicago, IL native, played his final year of junior hockey with the Blizzard and finished fourth on the team in coring with 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) in 59 games. He also added five points in four playoff games, which led the team during the playoffs. Ford was selected to play for Team Central at this year's Top Prospects Tournamnet where he scored one goal.

"I'm very excited for the opportunity to play college hocey at Elmira. I want to thank the town of Brookings, the Blizzard organization, my coaches, teammates, family, and friends for all the support over my hockey career. I also want to thank my billet family for everythin they did for me this season. I'm looking forward to getting a great education at Elmira and joining an amazing hockey program." - Nick Ford