The Chippewa Steel of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that  defenseman Luke Farthing has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Ferris State University.

The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Stoutsville, OH played in 51 games for the Steel during the 2019-2020 season, recording 13 goals and 16 assists. Farthing was also selected to the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament where he recorded 2 points in 2 games played.

“Luke is a great teammate and has worked hard to earn this opportunity. He was a big part of our team this past season and we’re excited for him and his family” stated Steel Head Coach Carter Foguth.

Farthing is the sixth Steel player with an NCAA Division 1 commitment, joining Jaden Grant (Bowling Green State University), Zane Demsey (Michigan State University), Jacob Dirks (Ferris State University),  Connor Szmul (Huntsville-Alabama) and Jackson Decker (Canisius College).


The Chippewa Steel are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non pay-to-play model.  The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. Notable Alumni of the NAHL include Ryan Suter (MIN), Patrick Kane (CHI) and Phil Kessel (ARI) All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit