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.
Andrew Meininger (D) // 1998 // Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Brookings Blizzard (NAHL) are excited to announce the signing of Andrew Meininger (1998, Defense) to a 2018-19 Tender. Meininger, a 6’1″ Defensemen from Bloomfield Hills, MI and has most recently played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings, posting 9 points this past season (2-7-9). “Drew is a big, stay at home D who will protect our goalie and our defensive zone. He’ll be a leader in our locker room to our younger players and set a precedence going forward of who we are” says Head Coach/GM Moe Mantha. Meininger, who lead his former team, is looking forward to coming to Brookings to make an impact, but not just on the ice, but also in the community. “I’m excited to get to Brookings and meet the fans and get involved in the community. Coach Mantha was so passionate about the product he wants to have and I’m glad I get to be apart of it” says Meininger. Although the former Lumber King will be leaving his alma matter, he said he is looking forward to bringing his physical, shut down style of defense to the NAHL.
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.
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.
The Brookings Blizzard (NAHL) are excited to announce the signing of John Kaljian (1999, Forward) to a 2018-19 Tender. Kaljian, a Northville, MI native, has spent the past few years with the Belle Tire program and most recently for the Belle Tire U18 team. Kaljian currently leads the U18 Bell Tire team with 22 points (14-8-22) in 24 games. “With John, we’re getting a young forward with great character (he is the Captain for his current team). He’s a 2 way forward who plays a 200 ft game and is excellent on both offense and defense. John is the type of player that we are looking for here in Brookings.” says head coach Moe Mantha.