The following article was posted by www.eagletribune.com on Monday, September 24 featuring former Brown standout Bobby Farnham.
By: David Willis
Having just embarked on his eighth professional hockey season, North Andover’s Bobby Farnham feels he is a more mature player now.
He is more cerebral, a bit less likely to drop the gloves for a fight, and better understands how to prepare his body for the grind of a hockey season.
But the emotions that surge through him as a new season begins are no different than when he began pursuing his lifelong dream.
“It is always a special feeling to begin a new season,” said Farnham, “It’s a new set of nerves, anxiety, and excitement that’s brought on by a different set of challenges and goals.
“Hockey has always been a passion of mine, ever since I laced up the skates at Brooks School to skate when I was 3-years-old. That passion has only grown with time. Hockey never feels like a job, and as I grow older my appreciation for the sport and everything it has given me grows.”
The former Eagle-Tribune hockey MVP kicked off a new season two weeks ago, when the Florida Panthers opened training camp.
It is the latest stop in the winding career of the 29-year-old tough guy forward that began in 2012 after closing out his career at Brown University.
“I’m always excited to start a new season,” said Farnham, a member of the legendary area Farnham athletic family. “I truly value my time off in the summer and the amount of time I get to spend with family and friends. But I’m always eager to get back in the locker room with teammates and get on the ice for training camp. I love to play hockey.”
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