WICHITA FALLS, TX — The Wichita Falls Warriors are pleased to announce that they have signed veteran defenseman Max Techel to a tender contract for the 2020-21 season.
Techel is a right-handed skater who brings two seasons of junior experience with him to Wichita Falls. Most recently, Techel played 43 games with the NCDC’s Utica Jr. Comets, where he recorded four goals and nine assists and served as alternate captain.
“Max has elite speed and the ability to make plays under pressure. He creates offense by getting good reads and jumping up into the play,” Warriors Head Coach Garrett Roth said. “Max brings junior experience and leadership that will help create the right culture for our group.”
For his part, Techel is grateful for his past two years of junior hockey and is excited to get started in Wichita Falls. “Last season [in the NCDC] was a ton of fun. I definitely learned a lot and gained confidence as the year went on,” he said. “I’ve only heard very good things about Coach Roth and the Wichita Falls organization.”
Techel is the second defenseman and the ninth overall player tendered by the Warriors as they continue to work towards building their roster. He joins fellow defenseman Lane Ruffner, forwards Luke Panchisin, Nick Urtis, Chase Davis, Sam Myers, Alex Walker, and goalies Sean Guerin and Owen Bartoszkiewicz in a strong recruiting class for the upcoming 2020-21 season, the Warriors’ first in the league.
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*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 2, 2020. *