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Madison 18U forward LaBarge signs NAHL tender

December 7, 2016
The Aston Rebels, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to announce the signing of Madison Capitals 18U forward Trey LaBarge to a NAHL Tender contract for the 2017-18 season. 
LaBarge, 17, currently has twelve points (8 goals and 4 assists) in 18 games played so far in the North American Prospect Hockey League (NAPHL). LeBarge, a 6’1/193 lbs. native of Middleton, WI, is a left-handed shot. 
“I'm very excited for this tender with the Aston Rebels,” stated LaBarge. “After speaking with Coach Coombs and Coach Peruzzi, I feel this will be a great fit for my style of play and for my development.  I believe that I will compliment the Aston Rebels with the type of play that I can bring to the game.  Additionally, after talking with the coaches, it is inspiring to see their commitment and confidence in me as a player, especially coming off ACL reconstruction surgery just over six months ago. I look forward to playing with the Aston Rebels, especially in the east coast arena where I can not only add to the team’s continual excellence and success under Coach Coombs, but to gain the exposure the program offers,” concluded LaBarge.
“Trey is a big, strong forward,” said Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “We feel his style of play fits our mode. He is very talented and I am looking forward to working with him to help him mature as a person and hockey player.  I know that colleges will be interested in him,” concluded Coombs. 
A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders, which include two (2) tenders exclusively used on players from the NAPHL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held in June of 2017.
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