RoughRiders grad, Superior native Johnson earns chance at next level, signs NAHL tender with Lone Star
Tyler Johnson is a Colorado native playing this season in Minnesota with a chance to start his junior hockey career in Texas.
Originally from Superior, Johnson is skating his second season in the NAPHL with the Northstar Christian Academy and recently signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL’s South Division.
Johnson has been a steady two-way defenseman for the Knights this season, scoring three goals and adding six assists in 18 games overall. In eight NAPHL games, he has recorded three points on a goal and two assists.
“I am very excited to continue my hockey career at Lone Star,” said Johnson. “I would like to thank God, my family, friends, and Northstar Christian Academy for helping me reach my goals.”
Last season, Johnson played in 12 NAPHL games for the Northstar 18U team and had eight points, all assists. In 42 games overall, he recorded 27 points.
During the 2018-19 season, Johnson played in the NAPHL for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders’ 15U team and posted two goals and three points in a dozen NAPHL games.
As the Knights program continues to grow, so does the recognition.
“It’s great to see some individuals recognized,” said 18U head coach Rylan Galiardi. “I think it’s a testament to our team that these individuals can stand out because of our team and Northstar is gaining a reputation as guys that are prepared and well coached. We’re just gaining a reputation because of our three pillars in the spiritual, academic and athletic area so coaches know now that they are getting warriors that come out of Northstar.”
During his youth hockey career, Johnson also spent time with the Utah-based West Coast Renegades.
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(December 2, 2021)