West Michigan 18U forward Wolfe signs NAHL tender
The West Michigan Hounds of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) have announced that 18U forward Brandon Wolfe has signed an NAHL tender with the Michigan Warriors. The Warriors compete in the North Division of the NAHL.
The 17-year-old forward from Granger, Indiana, is coming off a season in which he finished 2nd in 18U Hounds scoring this season with 17 points (11 goals, 6 assists) in 22 NAPHL games. The Hounds finished with a 13-6-3 record this season and made the top 8 of the Gold Division 18U playoffs. West Michigan got all the way to the 18U Semi-Finals where they fell to eventual Champion Indiana. Wolfe also finished 2nd in playoff scoring with six points in four games.
Overall during the 2012-13 season, Wolfe has 44 points (28 G, 16A) in 60 games. He plays the true power forward style, has a great shot and also brings a physical presence along with his game.
Wolfe (6’0/183) played the 2011-12 season in the NAPHL for the 16U Hounds squad where he had 8 points in 18 games played.
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 become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 4, 2013.