West Michigan goalie Vorva signs NAHL tender
April 9, 2015
The West Michigan Wolves, proud members of the NA3HL, have announced that goaltender Hunter Vorva has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Coulee Region Chill. The Chill compete in the NAHL’s Midwest Division.
Vorva, a 19-year-old rookie from Kalamazoo, Michigan, had a tremendous first season of junior hockey. He was recently named as the NA3HL Goalie of the Year, as well as, the All-NA3HL 1st Team and All-Rookie 1st Team goalie.
Vorva backstopped West Michigan’s turnaround as a team, posting a 17-6-0 record this year with three shutouts. He led all NA3HL goaltenders with a 94.1% save percentage this season and was 6th in goals against average with a 2.04 mark. In his 25 appearances during the regular season, Vorva allowed four goals or less in all but one.
He also played in three games in the NAHL this season for the Michigan Warriors and also played for the Central Division team at the 2015 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament. During the 2014-15 season, he was honored as the NA3HL Central Division Star of the Week two times.
Prior to playing in the NA3HL this season, Vorva played in the NAPHL for two seasons, both for the West Michigan Hounds.
“Hunter is ready for the next level and it is showing in the way he has climbed the ladder of development,” said West Michigan head coach Marc Fakler.
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 in June 9, 2015.