Rochester goalie Wiese signs NAHL tender
The Rochester Grizzlies of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that goaltender Zach Wiese has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Amarillo Wranglers of the NAHL’s South Division.
Wiese, 19, just completed his first season of junior hockey in the NA3HL with the Grizzlies in 2020-21. The 6’0/190 lbs. native of Owatonna, MN, had a very impressive rookie season for the Central Division Champion Grizzlies.
In 17 regular season games, Wiese posted a 13-3-1 record, which included a 1.83 goals against average, which ranked 4th in the NA3HL, and a .920 save percentage, which ranked 11th.
Prior to playing in the NA3HL, Wiese played three seasons of high school hockey for Owatonna High School in Minnesota, where he earned All-Big Conference in hockey as a junior and senior. He also won the Ken Austin Award with the Huskies, which recognized him for his leadership, dedication, teamwork, hustle, and enthusiasm. He set a school record with his 32 career victories. Seventeen of those wins came during their conference runner up season in 2019-2020.
He is the third player from the Grizzlies this past season who has signed an NAHL tender for the 2021-22 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 includes one tender exclusively used on players from the NA3HL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the 2021 NAHL Draft.