FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2019
STEVEN FORD OF THE SKYLANDS KINGS NA3HL TEAM MAKES NCAA DIII COMMITMENT
Skylands Ice World, in Stockholm, NJ, home to the Skylands Kings Junior Hockey, announce today, the commitment of Kings’ Captain, Steven Ford, to SUNY Morrisville State, NCAA Division III. Morrisville competes in the SUNYAC division taking on other SUNY institutions such as Geneseo, Oswego State, Plattsburgh and Potsdam.
Steven Ford, a 5’10” forward, hailing from Dallas, TX. played in 136 games for the Kings spanning over three seasons (2016-19). Ford Tallied 1.35 points per game, with 51 goals, 132 assists for a total of 183 points. “Steven was able to put up impressive numbers while playing both forward and defense as the team needed”, stated Skylands Head Coach Adam Mitchell. “Ford is a great character guy to have around the team and showed a lot of growth over his tenure, being named team captain this past season. We are very excited to see his hard work pay off, and are looking forward to following his progression at the NCAA level.”
The focus of the Skylands Kings organization is the development of athletes and preparing them for the next level. Steven is a testament to that dedication to development. His hard work, coupled with the NA3HL’s dedication to exposure and player advancement, allowed Morrisville State Head Coach, Kevin Krogol, the opportunity to watch Steven play a number of times, both at league showcases and games in the Morrisville area. “We are excited to have Steven join us.” Said Coach Krogol. “His energy and enthusiasm will be a great addition to our program. His drive will help push the competitiveness within our team. Steven is an excellent addition to our locker room and we are excited to see what he can do for us on the ice!”
“I want to thank the Skylands Kings organization for the last three seasons”, stated Steven Ford. “The Kings have given me a tremendous place to play and live for the last three years of my development. The coaching staff has helped me to grow enormously both on and off the ice. I enjoyed every second with my teammates and friends I made in the Kings family, and I would not be where I am without them. I am extremely excited to begin my NCAA career and could not be more grateful to Coach Krogol and Morrisville State for the opportunity!”