Pikes Peak 18U defenseman Weeks signs NAHL tender
November 19, 2015
The Pikes Peak Miners, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announced that 18U defenseman Preston Weeks has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Kenai River Brown Bears. The Brown Bears currently compete in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
The 16-year-old Weeks is a native of Soldotna, Alaska, the same town the Brown Bears are based in. Despite being just 16 years old, Weeks (6’2/205) has played every NAPHL game so far this season for the 18U team.
Through 15 games, Weeks has five points (all assists). He has also played one game for the 16U team. He played one game for the Brown Bears as an affiliate player, making in NAHL debut back on November 8th in a 5-1 home loss against Fairbanks.
Prior to this season, Weeks played last year for the Compete Hockey Academy Prep and Varsity teams based out of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.
This is his first season playing in the NAPHL and he is the first Pikes Peak Miners player this season to sign an NAHL tender.
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 2016.