Pikes Peak 18U defenseman Boose signs NAHL tender
January 28, 2015
The Pikes Peak Miners, proud members of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), are pleased to announce that 18U defenseman Luke Boose has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Wenatchee Wild. The Wild currently compete in the NAHL’s South Division.
Boose, 17, is in his second season with the Miners, having also played last season for the Pikes Peak 16U team in the NAPHL. During the 2013-14 season with the 16U team, Boose had 16 points in 20 games played.
The native of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, has enjoyed a very good season in his first 18U campaign. Boose (6’3/210) finished 2nd on the team in scoring during the NAPHL regular season with 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 24 games played.
Boose was also selected to play in the NAPHL 18U All-Star Game back on January 18th, played for Team White who won the contest, 5-2. Boose picked up an assist in the game.
Earlier in the season, Boose was selected as the 18U Peak Performer for Defensemen from the 18U Event that was held in Omaha, Nebraska back in November. Boose had a great weekend in Omaha as the Miners fashioned together a 3-1 record. Boose totaled seven points at the event as Pikes Peak outscored their opponents 15-11 in the four games. Boose managed to register at least a point in each of the four games and totaled seven points in all (5 goals, 2 assists).
"Luke has developed into a very effective offensive defenseman. He has the rare ability to take over hockey games. As Luke continues to improve and challenge himself every day, he is going to be a very effective player at the junior level,” said Pikes Peak head coach Greg Vanover.
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.