Northstar 18U goalie Kier signs NAHL tender
The Northstar Knights of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U goalie CJ Kier has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Kier, 17, is in his second year at Northstar Christian Academy and first year on the 18U team. In 10 games played overall this season, he is 10-0-0 to go along with a .942 SV% and a 1.00 GAA.
In NAPHL action, he is a perfect 6-0 with a 0.67 goals against average and a .957 save percentage.
“I am super excited to sign a tender with such a historic club in the NAHL,” said Keir. “They have excellent hands-on goalie coaching every day and I cannot wait to work with them. Although this is special and such an honor, I will continue to work every day to be the best goalie and teammate I can be here at Northstar, which will help me be prepared for next season.”
The 5’10/150 lbs. native of Parker, CO, posted a 7-0 record last season in NAPHL play with the Knights 16U team.
Overall in 14 career NAPHL regular season games, Kier has a 13-1-0 record with a 1.29 goals against average and .935 save percentage.
His is the third player from the Knights 18U team who has signed an NAHL tender so far this season.
As the Knights program continues to grow, so does the recognition. “It’s great to see some individuals recognized,” said 18U Head Coach Rylan Galiardi. “I think it's a testament to our team that these individuals can stand out because of our team and Northstar is gaining a reputation as guys that are prepared and well coached. We're just gaining a reputation because of our three pillars in the Spiritual, Academic and Athletic area so coaches know now that they are getting warriors that come out of Northstar.”
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 November 1st. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2022 NAHL Draft.