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Nick Fall signs Tender with the CT Roughriders

By EHA, 04/21/21, 3:30PM EDT


April 14, 2021, Guilford, Conn.,- The Elite Hockey Academy is ecstatic to announce that current U18 Premier forward Nick Fall has signed a tender to join the Connecticut Roughriders of the EHL for the 2021-2022 season. 

Elite Hockey President Peter Alden only coached Fall during the 2020-2021 season. But Fall made an impression right away on the coaching staff by showing up and doing everything asked of him. “He came in and put his head down and went right to work,” said Alden. “One of the things I’ve learned in life is when you put the work in, the rewards start to come. Nick did all the work you need to do to get an opportunity to join a junior organization. I am proud of Nick for earning this opportunity.”

Nick had a message to his family, friends, and team reflecting on the year they’ve overcome. “This year has been utter chaos, to say the least,” said Fall. “Even in the face of utter chaos, we were able to come together and become a team. That wouldn’t have been possible without everyone here at the organization doing everything they could to make Luke {Stevens}, Junks {Nick Junkin}, Grant {Ermelini}, Dylan {Contreras}, and the rest of us new guys feel a part of the team right away. I would also like to thank my family and friends who have helped me achieve my dreams. I am excited to join the Roughriders organization and continue to pursue my dream of playing college hockey.”

This season, Fall has been a solid player for the U18 Premier EHA Squad. Making the most out of his playing time on the ice, Nick put up 14 points in 54 games. A streak scorer, meaning Fall had multiple games back-to-back with points, including a five-game point streak in late October going into early November. 

The Connecticut Roughriders are ranked among the most successful franchises in the EHL since joining the EHL in the 2013-2014 season. They won the EHL Frozen Final Championship once in 2015 and have made the playoffs every season since joining the league. Next season, Nick will join ex EHA forward Dom Cititvano on the Roughriders squad looking to get back to the top of the EHL. To learn more about the Roughriders, click here.

From everyone here at EHA, we would like to congratulate Nick on signing a tender to join the Roughriders. All of us in the EHA family look forward to following Nick as he advances his career at the next level. With Nick signing a tender to join the Roughriders, he becomes the seventh player from our U18 Premier squad this season to sign a tender to join a junior team and the third player to sign in the EHL. 


For more information on the Elite Hockey Program and player opportunities, please visit or email Peter Alden.

Located in Northford, CT, Elite Hockey Academy is the fastest growing hockey academy on the east coast involving advanced training, high level competition and educational institution. Established in 2016 as the Elite Hockey Academy now spans over nine competitive teams and continues to evolve and expand as the industry leader for athletic and performance development.

Our history of success remains unrivalled around the nation, and Elite Hockey Academy continues to develop elite athletes who achieve success at the Junior, collegiate and professional levels. Elite Hockey Academy provides an all-inclusive campus for ice hockey players from mites to midgets. Our first-class location includes professional facilities and accommodations with three ice rinks, a 5000 square foot training facility and a wide variety of programming, including an 8-12th grade Academic Academy, offering team training, skills training, and professional development.