Pair of Vengeance forwards sign NAHL tenders
May 2, 2014
The Pittsburgh Vengeance of the North American 3 Hockey League, are proud to announce that forward Cody Black has signed an NAHL tender with the Johnstown Tomahawks and defenseman Gavin Cummings has signed an NAHL tender with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees.
Black, 19, is a native of Wexford, Pennsylvania and finished 2nd on the Vengeance this year in scoring. In 48 games played, Black (5’8/160) had 39 points, which included 19 goals and 20 assists. He also had one point in two playoff games.
Black also played on Team East at the 2014 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament in Troy, Michigan where he had two points in three games.
"Cody is a kid from day one that has worked his tail off to improve as a hockey player and the organization is so proud that the work has paid off for him," said Pittsburgh Head Coach Dave Dorsey. "He is everything that is right about the game of hockey and quite frankly the type of young man that our program needs more of," added Dorsey.
Cummings, 17, is a native of Williamsville, New York, and just completed his second season with the Vengeance organization.
He ranked 4th among Vengeance defensemen in scoring this season with 20 points in 48 games, which included five goals and 15 assists. He also had one point in two playoff games.
In his NA3HL career, Cummings (6’3/180) has played in 83 career regular season games and recorded 26 points.
"Gavin is a talented young defenseman that came a long way this season and is a kid that has not yet reached his ceiling," said Dorsey. "Gavin is fully aware of what he needs to do off the ice to compete at the next level and we expect him to accomplish this."
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 one tender exclusively used on players from the NA3HL - 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 3, 2014.