Pikes Peak 18U forward Doyle signs NAHL tender
December 10, 2015
The Pikes Peak Miners, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that forward Brendan Doyle has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Topeka RoadRunners. Topeka competes in the NAHL’s South Division.
Doyle, 17, is in his first season playing for the Miners 18U team and second season playing in the NAPHL overall. The native of Colorado Springs, CO, has 16 points in 20 NAPHL games so far this season, which ranks tied for 3rd on the team in scoring.
During the latest event in Blaine, Doyle (5’11/170) had four points in five games as the Miners put together a 3-2 record. With 22 points, the 18U Miners sit in a tie for 8th place in the standings with five games remaining in the regular season.
This isn’t Doyle’s first stint in the NAPHL. During the 2013-14 season, he played for the Miners 16U team where he had 17 points in 20 regular season games and added one point in four playoff games.
This is the second tender signed this season by a Pikes Peak 18U player as defenseman Preston Weeks tendered earlier with Kenai River.
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 2016.