Saturday, November 12, 2011

Two PHL players sign NAHL tenders

Press Release

The North American Prospects Hockey League (PHL) is pleased to announce that two players from the Midget Major (18U) Division have signed tenders with teams in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The NAHL tender signing period opened on November 1st. All players signed to a tender during the 2011-12 season, are eligible to play the following season in the NAHL.

The defending Robertson Cup Champion Fairbanks Ice Dogs have signed New Jersey Jr. Titans 18U defenseman Matthew Armenti to a tender. Armenti, 18, not only leads the Jr. Titans in scoring as a defenseman with 12 points in nine games played, but he is also the top scoring defenseman in the PHL 18U Division this season. He is also second in the PHL 18U Division in goals with eight. Armenti is a 6’1”, 180 lbs. defenseman from Howell, New Jersey.

The Wichita Falls Wildcats have signed Pikes Peak Miners 18U forward Colin Staub to a tender. Staub, 17, has played in all nine of the Miners PHL games so far this season, scoring 12 points. Staub is 4th in scoring on the Pikes Peak 18U roster. Earlier this season, Staub appeared in two games with the Wildcats while at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, MN in September. Staub recorded an assist and was +2 in those two games with the Wildcats. Staub is a 6’0”, 200 lbs. forward from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Both players will be on display at the PHL’s next event, which will take place from December 2-4 at the Darien Sportsplex in Darien, Illinois, when all the PHL’s 18U teams with gather for three days and four games of competition

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