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 – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1st. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.
Cole Hudson (G) // 2000 // Tonawanda, NY
The Brookings Blizzard (NAHL) are excited to announce the signing of Cole Hudson (2000, Goaltender) to a 2018-19 Tender. Hudson is a 6’2” goalie from Tonawanda, NY (located 20 minutes east of Niagara Falls) and is an alumnus from the Buffalo Regals 16U program before moving on to Gilmour Academy where he is currently playing. In his time with Gilmour Academy, Hudson has posted a 1.0 GAA (Goals Against Average) and an impressive save percentage of .962. Hudson is a 2000 birth year, which will give the Blizzard time to work with and develop this young goaltender. “Cole is a big goalie who plays his angles real well and knows how to deflect his shots. He’s got great character, work ethic, and Brookings is the place he wants to play.” Says Dan Garneau, Director of Player Personnel.
Nicklas Andrews (D) // 2001 // Canton, MI
The Brookings Blizzard (NAHL) are excited to announce the signing of Nicklas Andrews (2001, Defense) to a 2018-19 Tender. Andrews, a 5’ 10” Canton, MI native, has spent the past few seasons with the Little Caesars program. This season he is protecting the blue line for the Little Caesars U16 team, where he has 11 points (4-7-11) in just 8 games. This 2001 birth year looks to come into Brookings and make a big impact. “Nicklas has incredible hockey IQ and vision on the ice. He’s got a lot of opportunity in Division 1 hockey and will be a top defensemen down the road.” Says Dan Garneau, Director of Player Personnel.
Sam Antenucci // 2001 // Detroit, MI
The Brookings Blizzard (NAHL) are excited to announce the signing of Sam Antenucci (2001, Forward) to a 2018-19 Tender. Antenucci, a Collorado College Division 1 commit, is a native of Detroit, MI and has had a great year alongside Andrews with the Little Caesars U16 program. As of November 18, Autenucci has posted 10 points (5-5-10) with the team, enough to put him in for top 3 in team scoring. Sam was selected by the Green Bay Gamblers in the 7th round of the USHL Futures Draft in 2017. “Sam is a highly skilled forward. He’ll come in and be a playmaker for this team.” Says Dan Garneau, Director of Player Personnel.