Slew of RoughRiders standouts making plans for WHL, NAHL hockey
The junior hockey world is taking note of the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders’ course of development.
Since mid-October, four RoughRiders players signed tenders with North American Hockey League (NAHL) teams and a fifth, Midget 16U AAA forward Nikita Krivokrasov, signed a Western Hockey League (WHL) standard player agreement with the Prince Albert Raiders.
“All of these players are great representatives of the RoughRiders Hockey Club and it is great to see their hard work paying off,” RoughRiders director of hockey operations Derek Robinson said. “As an organization, we are very proud of these five players.”
Krivokrasov, a Westminster native (pictured), played two games for the Raiders at the beginning of the season. He had 19 points (nine goals) through 13 North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) games and 10 points (seven goals) through seven CAHA games.
RoughRiders’ Midget 18U AAA forward and Highlands Ranch native Jacob Marti signed with the Bismarck Bobcats. Marti had 22 points and 12 goals through 13 NAPHL games. His points and goals totals were second most in the league. Marti also had four points (two goals) in seven CAHA games.
Midget 18U AAA defenseman Noah Kiemel signed his tender with the Amarillo Bulls. The Colorado Springs native had seven points (six assists) in 13 NAPHL games and two assists in seven CAHA games.
The Odessa Jackalopes then signed Midget 16U AAA forward Ty Black, a Texas native who had registered 17 points (five goals) in 13 NAPHL games and 13 points (five goals) in seven CAHA games.
Midget 18U AAA goaltender and Boulder product Cisco Clark-Silva signed a tender with the Topeka RoadRunners. Clark-Silva went 4-3 with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage through seven NAPHL games and 2-3-0 with a 1.53 GAA and a .927 save percentage through seven CAHA games.
— Chris Bayee