TENDER ALERT!! Eagle River, Alaska Native and U18 Forward Brandon Lajoie has signed a NAHL Tender Agreement with Kenai River Brown Bears in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). "Brandon is a player that does everything the right way, both on and off the ice. He comes to the rink everyday with the attitude that he is there to get better and take care of business. It has been a pleasure watching him for the first half of the season and we couldn't be happier for him on signing this tender. Kenai River is getting a pure goal scorer who can play a complete 200 foot game. He knows that the work doesn't stop now and has only just begun in continuing the advancement of his hockey career" said Coach Nick Sova. "Brandon was one of the first players signed coming into this year and he was a great player to build a team around given his goal scoring ability and work ethic. The sky is the limit for Brandon, and we have no doubt that he will continue to impress as the season continues" says Drew Darwitz, Director of Hockey Operations for the Iowa Wild AAA and the previous Head Coach of the U18 before handing it off to Sova in August. "Nick has done a tremendous job developing the players in our organization since he has taken over the U18 team and will continue to do just that. He has the right mindset and drive to push these kids the right way" Darwitz says of Sova. "Brandon won't be the last tender you see come from the organization this year." Lajoie is excited to have the opportunity play in front of his family and friends again. "It is an honor to be tendered by the Kenai River Brown Bears. They are a great organization and to be able to play junior hockey in my home state of Alaska only adds to my excitement. I am beyond excited to get things going with the Brown Bears. Although I am excited for the future I know the hard work has just began, I want to help the Iowa Wild win a national title this year. Also I can't thank the Iowa Wild Organization enough on what they have done for me so far this season." Congratulations to Brandon and his family for this great accomplishment. GO WILD!