FAIRPORT, NY — The pipeline from the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) to the North American Hockey League (NAHL) continues. Matteo Disipio has agreed to a tender with the Jr. Americans, becoming the third international player to be added to the team’s inaugural roster.
Disipio’s breakout season propelled him to become one of the CCHL’s leading scorers. With an impressive 38 goals and 76 points in 55 games, he finished third in the league’s scoring race.
Disipio was born in Nepean, Ontario, Canada but according to his Elite Prospects profile, he also has Italian heritage. He played the last two seasons with the Carleton Place Canadians. The CCHL is a Canadian Junior hockey league operating in eastern Ontario, Canada. The league is sanctioned by Hockey Canada and is a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League.
Because of his 2003 birth year, this will be his one and only year of eligibility in the NAHL. As of right now, he is uncommitted but many of his peers in the CCHL with similar production do have NCAA Division I scholarships.
NAHL teams are allowed four import players on their active roster. An import player is defined as a player who is a non-United States citizen.
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. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.
The Jr. Amerks are pumped to have Matteo and would like to wish him congratulations!
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The Rochester Jr. Americans are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non pay-to-play model. The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit rochesterjramerks.com.