Rocky Mountain RoughRiders, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that Brent Keefer, 18U forward (6'0”/160) has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement* with the Shreveport Mudbugs. The Mudbugs are members of the NAHL’s South Division.
Keefer, 17, native of Colorado Springs, CO, is on the 18U team and is in his second season with the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders. Keefer has played 37 NAPHL games as a RoughRider and has 8 goals and 18 assists.
"Brent has made good strides this year in understanding the demands of high end hockey. As a coaching staff, we believe he is ready to challenge for a position at the next level and are happy to see him with the opportunity that lies before him" said Coach Smail.
The RoughRiders would like to wish Brent the best of luck with his future hockey and academic opportunities.
*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 two (2) tenders exclusively used on players from the NAPHL - plus or minus any trades - which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 4, 2019.