Parker native, two-year Tigers’ 18U youth standout Ring earns NAHL tender with Ice Wolves
Brayden Ring has spent the last two seasons honing his game with the Colorado Springs Tigers and has seen his efforts result in a junior hockey opportunity.
Last week, Ring signed an NAHL tender agreement with the New Mexico Ice Wolves.
“I am extremely excited to join the team and I believe the Ice Wolves have all of the tools to help me grow during the next steps of my hockey career,” said Ring.
Ring has played the past three seasons in the NAPHL and played the past two seasons with the Tigers’ 18U team He finished second on his team in points both years and earned the honor of being named to the NAPHL 18U All-Star team during the 2020-21 season.
During the 2020-21 season, Ring posted 14 points in 19 NAPHL games and during the 2019-20 campaign, registered 16 points in 20 NAPHL games.
“Brayden is very talented and has a great work ethic which will make him very successful moving forward,” said Tigers’ 18U head coach Kevin Holmstrom. “Brayden has been an important part of our team the last two years and we are all excited for him and his family. We wish Brayden the best of luck at the junior level and look forward to following his future success.”
Prior to playing for Colorado Springs, Ring played in the NAPHL during the 2018-19 season for the Alaska Oilers 16U team, where he recorded six points in 14 NAPHL games that season.
New Mexico head coach Phil Fox believes Ring will bring speed and grit to the team noting.
“We’re excited about signing Ring, who is a hard-working forward who plays with an edge,” Fox said. “He will bring tempo and grit to our lineup. He’s a player who likes going to the hard areas and who likes competing.”
(March 26, 2021)