Omaha 18U duo of Sheehan, Frost sign NAHL tenders
December 28, 2016
The Omaha AAA Hockey Club, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 18U forwards Brendan Sheehan and Kendrick Frost have both signed tender agreements in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).
Sheehan, 18, has signed a tender with the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL’s Central Division and Frost, 17, has signed a tender with the Aston Rebels of the NAHL’s East Division.
Sheehan currently leads the Omaha 18U team in scoring with 29 points in 16 games played, which also ranks 2nd in the 18U Division among all players. The 6’2/200 lbs. native of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, was also selected to and played in the NAPHL 18U All-Star Game for Team Suter.
Sheehan was named the Apex Learning 18U Offense Peak Performer for September thanks to nine points in the first four games of the season at the NAHL Showcase.
Prior to playing for Omaha, Sheehan played two seasons at Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep School in Minnesota.
“Brendan Sheehan has been an outstanding addition to our 18U program this season. He is big, fast and can shoot the puck with power and accuracy.
Frost most recently helped his club to a perfect 4-0 record at the NAPHL event in Blaine in December and was named the Apex Learning 18U Offense Peak Performer in the process. The 6’5/190 lbs native of Lee’s Summitt, Missouri had 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists in four games played at the event. That included multi-point games in all four and two goals in three of the four games.
Frost also was selected to and played in the 2016 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game, where he had a goal and an assist for Team Suter. In 15 NAPHL games this season, he has 22 points.
He has played for Omaha in the NAPHL for the past three seasons. Last year, he led the Omaha 16U team in scoring with 52 points in 25 games played.
“Kendrick had a breakout season last year with 16U. He has continued that strong play for us at 18U. He plays in all situations and is an extremely valuable player for our team,” said Omaha head coach David Wilkie.
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 on June 6, 2017.