The Idaho Steelheads have added two more players for their final stretch of the games, heading into the postseason. The team announced the signing of goaltender Jerry Kuhn and forward Chad Nehring on Wednesday afternoon.
Neither player had professional experience before this season, although Nehring did sign a three-game ATO with the club last week. He registered one assist in those three games, and is now on a standard contract with the club.
Here is the team’s press release:
(Boise, ID) – Head coach and director of hockey operations Hardy Sauter announced Wednesday afternoon that forward Chad Nehring and goaltender Jerry Kuhn have signed contracts with the Idaho Steelheads.
The pair will be in uniform Wednesday night when Idaho plays its final home game of the regular season against the Utah Grizzlies at 7 PM at Qwest Arena in Boise.
Kuhn, 25, joins the Steelheads from Western Michigan University where he just backstopped the Broncos to the round of 16 in the NCAA’s “Frozen Four” hockey tournament. Kuhn (pronounced Coon, like “raccoon”) finished the season with a 2.35 goals-against average in 29 games for the Broncos. He was named the CCHA Goaltender of the Week on February 28 following a 35-save shutout of Notre Dame, who is one of the four remaining teams in the “Frozen Four” tournament.
Nehring competed for the Steelheads last week on an amateur tryout agreement. In three games, the rookie out of Lake Superior State had an assist. He is now on a standard player contract.
Roster Note: The Steelheads also activated forward Tristan King from the 21-day injured list. The 20-year-old forward will be back in the lineup on Wednesday for the first time since February 11. King has two goals and eight assists in 21 games this season.