Pair of California 18U players sign NAHL tenders
December 17, 2014
The California Titans, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), are pleased to announce that two players for the Titans 18U team have signed NAHL tender agreements.
Goaltender Nick Nast has signed an NAHL tender with the Kenai River Brown Bears and forward Eric Weber has signed an NAHL tender with the Bismarck Bobcats.
Nast, 17, is in his first season with the Titans organization. The native of Oxnard, California is having a career season this year. Nast (5’11/165) has put together a 7-5-2 record to date, but his numbers are sparkling. His 94.7% save percentage is tied for 1st among NAHL goalies and his 1.65 goals against average ranks 5th.
However, what is most impressive about Nast is that he has faced the most shots, made the most saves and played the most minutes of any goalie in the 18U Division. He also has two shots to his credit this season.
Nast was at his best during the last event in Blaine, when he posted a 3-0 record and allowed just three goals on 94 shots in three wins. During the month of October, Nast was named as the #2 Peak Performer for all 18U goalies from the event in Romeoville.
Weber, 18, is in his second season with the Titans 18U team. The native of Fairbanks, Alaska, is having his best season to date with 15 points (10 goals, 5 assists) in 19 games played. Weber was named the #2 Peak Performer for all forwards from the event held in October in Romeoville, IL.
Last season, Weber (5’9/155) had 12 points in 23 regular season games, but excelled in the playoffs where he had seven points in just four games played. Weber also appeared in the 2014 NAPHL Top Prospects Tournament for Team West where he recorded one goal in four games played.
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.