(PR) Trenton, NJ – The Trenton Devils have added two forwards from Providence College (Hockey East) today, signing Ben Farrer to an amateur tryout contract and Matt Germain to a standard player contract. The announcements were made by Albany and Trenton General Manager Chris Lamoriello.
Farrer, 22, set career highs in goals (4), assists (12), and points (16) this season for the Friars, appearing in each of the team’s 34 games. He compiled 26 points in 105 games over the past four seasons, and three of his five career goals were game-winners. With the Friars, the 6-3, 185-lb. left-handed shooter was twice named to Hockey East’s All-Academic Team and was a two-time recipient of his team’s Thomas Eccleston, Jr. Unsung Hero Award. Prior to attending college, the Calgary, AB native played three seasons in the AJHL for the Calgary Canucks, where he finished third in team scoring during the 2006-07 season, posting career bests in goals (25), assists (35) and points (60). Farrer was born on October 7, 1988.
Germain, 24, appeared in all 34 contests for Providence this season, and was second on the team in goals (10) and third in points (20). In four years with the Friars, the Rockland, MA native accumulated 18 goals and 38 assists in 134 games, and was named to Hockey East’s All-Academic Team three consecutive years, earning his team’s Academic Award in 2008-09 and Providence Athletics’ Joseph V. MacAndrew Award for outstanding performance in academics and athletics in 2010-11. The 5-11, 195-lb. left-handed shooter also shared his team’s Thomas Eccleston, Jr. Unsung Hero Award as a freshman in 2007-08. An EJHL All-Star with the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs in 2006-07, Germain was a First Team Prep School All-Star at Northfield Mount Hermon in Mount Hermon, MA. He was born April 6, 1986.
Trenton hosts Elmira Sunday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m.