Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rangers tender five for '08-09 season

The 2008-2009 North American Hockey League season is already underway for the Marquette Rangers as the team signed five tenders over the past several days to skate for positions on next years’ squad.

Three Honeybaked midget AAA players have been tendered along with two from the Chicago Young Americans midget AAA squad.

“All five of these guys have shown that they have the tools to compete at the next level of hockey,” said Rangers head coach Randy Enders. “We’re confident that each one of them has the ability to help our organization build on the successes we’ve enjoyed in our first two seasons in the NAHL.”

The tenders include:

Brendan Bandyk (ban-dick) – 5’10, 180 - Defenseman – Chicago Young Americans
According to Rangers coaches, he’s a tough, steady defenseman who competes hard and is very physical in the defensive zone. Makes a good first pass and has potential to be immediate impact player in NAHL.”

John Lamorgese (Lamb-or-ge-see) – 5’11, 160 - Forward – Chicago Young Americans
A skilled forward, that is also tough, and has put up big points at the Midget level.

Andrew Chovich (cho-vitch) – 6’0, 175 - Defenseman – Honeybaked
Another solid defenseman that moves well in his own end, and breaks the puck out of the defensive end extremely well.

Doug Beck – 6’0, 185 - Forward – Honeybaked
A big, strong forward that has the ability to put up points at the Junior level.

Jeff Slusser – 6’2, 175 – Defenseman – Honeybaked
A solid, hard-skating defenseman that moves very well with the puck, and has the ability to add offense to the power-play.

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