The Razorback Hockey program is excited to announce a trio of commitments: D-Anthony Ashmore, F-Patrick Husband, and D-Zachary Palmer.
Anthony Ashmore, a 6’0″ 205 lb. defenseman from Scottsdale, Arizona, played last season for the AHSHA Premier U18 team. Appearing in 29 games, Ashmore notched 4 goals to go along with 6 assists. Selected for recognition last season as an All-State Defenseman, Ashmore had this to say about his decision to attend Arkansas: “I chose to attend the University of Arkansas to contribute to the continued success of a tremendous hockey program that Coach Gallini and his staff have built.” Ashmore added, “I was also drawn to the rich academic history of the University and its business school. The hockey program itself has an inherent family culture that is hard to find, and ultimately helped me make my final decision.”
Patrick Husband comes to Arkansas by way of Gaithersburg, Maryland, where the 5’10” forward played for both the Piedmont Predators and Damascus High School. In his time with the Predators last season, where Husband served as Captain, he potted 5 goals and added 5 assists in 34 games. Husband also finished the 14-15 season +12. When asked why he chose Arkansas, Husband said, “I want to complete at the most competitive level that I can; the Razorback Hockey program offers that and much more.” Husband also commented, “[a]fter speaking with the coaching staff and following the team the past couple of seasons, I’m excited to be joining such an excellent organization.”
Zach Palmer played last season for a decorated DJHA Dallas Penguin team that won the Texas Amateur Hockey Association U18 Tier II championship, became the Dallas Stars Travel Hockey League champions, and received a bronze medal at the 2015 U18 National Championships. A native of Frisco, Texas, Palmer played in 58 games where he scored 2 goals and added 10 assists. Palmer, a 5’10” defenseman, said he chose Arkansas because he “want[s] to contribute to the success of the Arkansas Hockey program.” He added, “I feel like playing for the Razorbacks was a good choice for my hockey career.”
Since 2009, the Arkansas hockey program has amassed an overall record of 161-48-4, including three trips to the Division III National Tournament and five SECHC conference playoff tournament championships. The program will field two teams next season–one at the Division I level (WCHL) and one at the Division III level (SECHC).