The Colorado Springs Tigers of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) are pleased to announce that 18U forward Brayden Ring has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the New Mexico Ice wolves of the NAHL’s South Division.
Ring a 02' forward from Parker, CO just completed his second season with the Tigers U18 team. In two seasons at the U18 level Ring tallied 33 goals 50 assists for 83 points in 101 games helping the Tigers to 55 wins.
"Being with the Tigers has helped me tremendously" Ring stated. "They gave me full support and pushed me to improve all aspects of my game. I think the hard work and dedication along with having a team first mentality is what drives the Tiger Culture. Everything is earned and having your teammates push you is extremely important."
"Brayden is very talented and has a great work ethic which will make him very successful moving forward" said Tigers U18 Head Coach Kevin Holmstrom. "Brayden has been an important part of our team the last two years and we are all excited for him and his family. We wish Brayden the best of luck at the junior level and look forward to following his future success!"
See the below press release from the NM Ice Wolves:
The Ice Wolves are excited to announce the team has signed forward Brayden Ring to a tender agreement for the 2021-2022 season. Ring spent the past two seasons with Colorado Springs Tigers 18U AAA (NAPHL 18U). The 5’9” forward finished second on his team in points both years and earned the honor of being named to the NAPHL 18U All-Star team.
The Colorado native is excited to make the jump to the North American Hockey League and join the NM Ice Wolves organization. “I am extremely excited to join the team and I believe the NM Ice Wolves have all of the tools to help me grow during the next steps of my hockey career.”
NM Ice Wolves head coach Phil Fox believes Ring will bring speed and grit to the team noting, “We’re excited about the signing Ring who is a hard-working forward who plays with an edge. He will bring tempo and grit to our lineup. He’s a player who likes going to the hard areas and competing.”
Ring joins recently tendered forward JD Metz in what is sure to be a strong recruiting class for the upcoming season. Players interested in being part of the NM Ice Wolves organization can visit the team’s prospective players information page here and fans looking to see the next crop of potential NM Ice Wolves players can watch the NAHL Supplemental Draft on May 11, 2021 and the NAHL Draft on July 14, 2021 on HockeyTV, NM Ice Wolves social media channels and NAHLDraft.com.