ONE DANDY DEBUT! UMD'S FARLEY SELECTED FIRST WCHA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK FOR 2012-13
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Austin Farley wasted little time -- very little time -- in making his presence felt last Friday night in his University of Minnesota Duluth debut. On his first shift as a Bulldog -- just 65 seconds into UMD's non-conference clash with Ohio State University, the 5-9, 170-pound left winger -- struck for collegiate goal No. 1 and later that evening chipped in a pair of assists in sparking the Bulldogs to a 6-2 victory. Farley also helped set up one of UMD's two goals in the rematch (a 3-2 loss) and for that inspiring four-point performance, he was chosen the initial Western Collegiate Hockey Association Rookie of the Week for 2012-13.
Farley, a native of Niles, Ill., was an integral part of a Bulldog power play unit which cashed in on 35.7 percent of its chances over the weekend (5 of 14). He concluded the series at a +1 and put six total shots on goal, the second highest figure on the club.
Farley and the 13th-ranked Bulldogs will be in South Bend, Ind., this Thursday and Friday to face No. 9 University of Notre Dame.
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