NIU announces second 2017-18 commitment

By Kim Wrona

4/20/17 – DeKalb, IL | Center Patrick Farca has committed to Northern Illinois University for the fall of 2017 and to NIU Hockey for the 2017-18 season.Farca posted 37 points (14 G, 23 A) in 16 games last season for Lakers High School.

The Lake Villa, IL native models his game after the captain of his favorite NHL team.

“I’m a team player and very determined,” Farca said. “I model myself after Jonathan Toews because of his achievements.”

The 6’2”, 170 lbs. business management major chose NIU because of the comfortable feel of the university.

“[NIU is] not far from where I live and the campus felt like home,” Farca said.

The 18-year-old hopes to learn new things on and off the ice during his future time with NIU Hockey.

“[I hope to] find new friends and work on hockey strategies,” Farca said.