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Ty Carter commits to Framingham State

By Anthony Di Paolo, 12/09/20, 3:15PM EST


Carter's transition from the Premier Division to EHL lands him an NCAA commitment

The New Jersey 87's are excited to announce that Ty Carter has committed to play Division III hockey for Framingham State University for the 2021-2022 season.

Carter is a 20-year-old defenseman from Winfield, New Jersey and is in his second year with the organization. Last season he recorded 12 goals and eight assists in 41 games with the 87's Premier Division team. This year, Carter has two goals in nine games with the EHL squad. 

Head coach Adam Houli spoke about Carter's advancement from the Premier Division to the EHL, and how it earned him an NCAA commitment. "It's great, honest hard work from him going from Premier to the EHL and earning himself a commitment at the Division III level," Houli said. "He was an older kid in the Premier, but he knew he needed to get back to his game and develop the right way to give himself a shot in his final year, and he was able to do that."

Framingham State University is a Division III program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. The Rams compete in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference and are led by head coach Mike Bailey. 

Carter expressed his excitement upon joining the collegiate program in Massachusetts. "It's been a dream of mine for a long time, and to finally get that commitment after two years here with the 87's is great," he said.

Last season, Carter used his booming shot to rack up 12 goals and 20 points from the blue line at the Premier level. This year, the 20-year-old defender has adapted to more of a two-way role at the EHL level and rounds out a defense corps that has the second-best goals against per game in the league at 2.11. 

"They've helped me tremendously," Carter said about Houli and assistant coach Matt Kiernan helping his development. "I came here as an average player and I'm going to leave this program as the best player I've ever been."

The 87's would like to congratulate Ty and his family as he gets ready to advance his hockey career to the Division III collegiate level.


Photo: Dan Hickling

Graphic: Alyssa Morrison