Philadelphia 18U defenseman Blango signs NAHL tender
The Philadelphia Little Flyers of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Chris Blango has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL’s South Division.
Blango, 18, just completed his third season of playing in the NAPHL and second season overall with the Little Flyers program. The 5’11/180 lbs. native of Chadds Ford, PA, appeared in 8 NAPHL regular season games during the 2020-21 season and had five points. He also recorded seven assists in six Dixon Cup Playoff games, helping the 18U Little Flyers all the way to the title game.
Blango appeared in 16 NAPHL games during the 2019-20 season and recorded 10 points.
He played the 2018-19 season in the NAPHL with the Valley Forge Minutemen 16U and 18U teams.
Overall in 35 career NAPHL games in three seasons, he has recorded 17 points.
He is the second member of the Little Flyers 18U team who has signed an NAHL tender agreement so far this season.
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 2021 NAHL Draft.