Orland Park 18U forward Arias signs NAHL tender
The Orland Park Vikings, proud members of the NAPHL’s Showcase Division and the Central States Developmental Hockey League (CSDHL), are very excited to announce that 18U forward, Kyle Arias has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) Tender Agreement with the El Paso Rhions of the South Division.
Arias, 17, will suit up for Head Coach Joe Coombs and the El Paso Rhinos for the 2023-2024 Jr. A Hockey Season. The announcement was made by Vikings Hockey Director Nick Pollos.
The 6’0/165 lbs. native of Orland Park, IL, has been a member of the Vikings Hockey Club since 2018 and has served as his team's Assistant Captain the past three seasons.
Arias plays both right wing and center and was a First Team All Star Selection in the NAPHL Showcase Division in 2022.
During the 2022-23 season, he led the 18U team in scoring with 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) in 11 NAPHL gamed played.
"Kyle will bring a very high skill and compete level to El Paso," says Vikings HD Nick Pollos. "Kyle makes everyone around him better. Coach Coombs is getting a dynamic and skilled player who absolutely loves the game and loves being at the rink."
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 2023 NAHL Draft.