Rocky Mountain 18U forward Schwenk signs NAHL tender
January 26, 2016
The Rocky Mountain RoughRiders, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U forward Zach Schwenk (5’10/175) has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Brookings Blizzard. The Blizzard are members of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Schwenk, 18, is in his fifth year playing for the RoughRiders and second season playing at the 18U level. The native of Arvada, CO, currently leads the 18U RoughRiders in scoring.
In 23 NAPHL regular season games, Schwenk recorded 20 points (7 goals, 13 assists). He also was selected to and played in the 2015-16 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game, where he recorded an assist for Team OT Sports in their 7-3 win.
He is the second Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 18U player this season to sign an NAHL tender. The Rocky Mountain RoughRiders would like to wish Zach the best of luck in his hockey and academic future.
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.