CarShield AAA 18U goalie Caruso signs NAHL tender
March 12, 2018
The CarShield AAA Hockey organization of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is pleased to announce that 18U goaltender Jack Caruso has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL’s Central Division.
Caruso, 18, had a very good season for the regular season champion CarShield 18U team. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of St. Louis, Missouri, posted an 8-1-1 record during the regular season and had a 1.49 goals against average to go along with a 92.1% save percentage.
He was named the NAPHL 18U Goaltender Peak Performer for the month of January, posting back-to-back shutouts in the final NAPHL regular season event of the year.
Caruso also led Christian Brothers College High School hockey team to three state titles during his time with the program.
Caruso also played the 2016-17 season with the CarShield AAA (St. Louis Selects) program, posting a 1.79 goals against average and a 92.2% save percentage in nine games played.
Caruso is the sixth player from the CarShield AAA 18U team who has signed an NAHL tender so far this season.
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 5, 2018.