Pikes Peak 16U forward Hanson signs NAHL tender
December 22, 2014
The Pikes Peak Miners, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 16U forward Ross Hanson has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Kenai River Brown Bears, who compete in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Hanson, 16, is in his first season playing in the NAPHL for the Pikes Peak organization. Hanson (5’10/170) is a native of Kenai, Alaska, so to tender with his hometown NAHL team is a notable accomplishment.
Hanson has spent time this season with both the 16U and the 18U team. While with the 16U team this season, Hanson has played in 14 NAPHL 16U games to date and has 12 points, which includes 11 goals. His 11 goals ranks tied for 6th in the NAPHL 16U Division.
In 18U play, Hanson has played in seven games and scored one goal.
Hanson also was selected and played in the 2014 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game for Team Blue, which took place back on December 7th.
Hanson becomes the first 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 2015.