Generals 18U defenseman DeMoura signs NAHL tender
The Northeast Generals Academy of the NAPHL are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Jack DeMoura has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Generals NAHL’s team in the East Division.
DeMoura, 18, is a true Ladder Of Development story. He came to the Generals Academy from a local program and has played two seasons for the 18U team, while also serving as team captain in 2021-22
The 5’8/165 lbs. native of Taunton, MA, has also appeared in NA3HL games and NAHL games with the Generals this season.
DeMoura from Taunton, MA played for the Rhode Island Hitmen who also play inside the New England Sports Village, the home of the Northeast Generals. Small in stature, DeMoura plays a big game. He is a physical presence at all times on the ice.
“I am very excited for not only Jack but the entire Generals organization. He is a dedicated person and player that has done a tremendous job of working hard and improving over the past 2 years. Eric Progen has been a huge asset for his development with the 18U team and Darryl Locke with the NA3 has given Jack a real chance to show he can play at the Junior Hockey level. Jack is an amazing kid and I think with his skating and physicality he can be a huge asset for us next season as we lose 2 key NAHL defenseman,” said Northeast Generals Head Coach Bryan Erikson.
18U Head Coach and NAHL Associate Head Coach Eric Progen added, “Jack comes to the rink each day with great enthusiasm to learn and get better, both in the classroom and on the ice. He has improved throughout this season and has taken a leadership role with our team. He has earned the opportunity to play in the North American Hockey League and I look forward to continuing to Coach him at the next level.”
DeMoura joins current teammate Nolan Zotter and former teammate Tyler Ramm as all three have tendered with the NAHL Generals for the 2022-23 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 November 1st. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2022 NAHL Draft.