Wichita, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors, announced the signing of rookie forwards Nick Farmer and Louie Rowe for the 2019-20 season.
Farmer turns pro after playing a four-year collegiate career at Niagara University. A native of Spokane, Washington, the 24-year-old registered 45 points (19g-26a) in 139 career games for the Purple Eagles. He also served as the team's captain during his senior campaign.
Prior to heading to college, he played three seasons for the North American Hockey League's Wichita Falls Wildcats. His best year came in 2014-15 when he piled up 53 points (23g-30a) in 60 games.
Rowe made his pro debut last season, appearing in nine games with the Maine Mariners. A native of East Lansing, Michigan, he attended Arizona State University and was an alternate captain during his sophomore and junior years. His best season came in 2016-17 when he tallied 17 points (7g-10a) in 32 games.
Before he attended Arizona State, he played one year in the NAHL for the Texas Tornado and two years for the United States Hockey League's Omaha Lancers. He piled up 100-plus penalty minutes in all three years in junior hockey. His best season came in 2014-15 with the Lancers, recording 39 points (18g-21a) and 129 penalty minutes.