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NAHL Defenseman Jeff Solow Will Join Merrimack For Second Half

Merrimack College will add NAHL defenseman Jeff Solow for the second half of this season. Solow announced his commitment on Twitter Tuesday, and could join the Warriors as soon as this weekend when Merrimack plays a home-and-home series with Northeastern starting on Friday night.

Solow, a ’96, has appeared in 33 games for the Amarillo Bulls of the NAHL this season, scoring seven goals and adding 20 assists for 27 points. Combined, he has 50 points in 97 career NAHL games and over the last two seasons, the Florida native has 41 points (10 goals, 31 assists) in 56 games.

Solow’s addition comes after Merrimack learned that an injury to defenseman Aaron Titcomb would likely be long term, leaving the Warriors with just six healthy defenseman for the second half of this season after Ethan Spaxman left the team at the semester break.

Earlier this month, Solow was named the NAHL’s Defenseman of the Month for December after he had 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) in nine games.

“The Bulls organization is proud of Jeff being the recipient of the December Defenseman of the Month award,” said Bulls head coach Matt Nicholson. “This honor is a byproduct of his strong play for our team and he has continued to be a key member of our defensive corps. We believe that if Jeff continues to play a strong two-way game that he will be a very attractive candidate for an NCAA Division I program.”

Added Solow, “This is my third year in the league and I have learned something at each stop, be it Soo, Kenai River, North Iowa or Amarillo. Coach Todd Sanden in North Iowa and Coach Matt Nicholson here in Amarillo have been instrumental in helping me develop and improve and have given me a chance to succeed. My goal is to play NCAA Division I hockey and I’d like to see myself try and get 40 points. Beyond that, I would like to take my career as far as it can go.”

Solow’s cousin, Zach Solow, committed to Northeastern last August.

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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