When John Farinacci barely missed out on making the USA Hockey National Team Development Program last March, he didn’t sulk. Instead he used it as incentive to get better and prove the naysayers wrong.
"That was always a lifelong dream of mine to make the NTDP. Coming up short hurt at the time, but you can’t sit back and think about what could have been. You just have to move forward. I still use that as motivation," said Farinacci.
As he continues his hockey development, the Chatham, N.J., native is well on his way to earning respect on the national stage and hearing his name called in next June’s 2019 NHL Entry Draft.