Pair of Omaha 18U players sign NAHL tenders
November 10, 2014
The Omaha AAA Hockey Club, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that two players from the 18U team are the first two in the NAPHL to sign NAHL tenders this season.
Omaha 18U forward TJ Polglaze has signed an NAHL Tender agreement with the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL. Polglaze who hails from Beloit, Wisconsin is in his second season with the Omaha AAA organization and is the Omaha 18U Team Co-Captain.
To date this season, the 17-year-old forward has amassed 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points to go along with 62 PIM in 24 games with the Omaha AAA 18U Team. Polglaze becomes the first player from the Omaha AAA Hockey Club Team to sign an NAHL Tender this season.
The Omaha AAA Hockey Club is also pleased to announce that defenseman Matt Nehls has signed an NAHL Tender agreement with the Amarillo Bulls of the NAHL.
Nehls who hails from Boulder, Colorado is in his third season with the Omaha AAA organization and is the Omaha 18U Team Co-Captain. To date this season, the 18-year-old defenseman known as a steady shutdown defender has amassed 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points to go along with 22 PIM in 24 games with the Omaha AAA 18U Team.
Nehls made his NAHL debut this weekend with Amarillo in their road series in Wichita Falls.
Nehls becomes the 2nd player from the Omaha AAA Hockey Club Team to sign an NAHL Tender this season joining TJ Polglaze (Minnesota Wilderness).
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 become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held in June of 2015.