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EHA 18U forward Sidorkin signs NCDC tender!

By EHA, 12/20/23, 6:00PM EST

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December 20, 2023

Guilford, Conn. - The Elite Hockey Academy organization is excited to announce that 18U forward, Stepan Sidorkin, has signed a tender agreement with the Mercer Chiefs of the NCDC (National Collegiate Development Conference).

The Russian native has been with Elite since 2021, where he began competing for the 16U program. With 35 games played, the dynamic forward has been on a tear this season. He leads his team with (9) goals and (24) assists, tallying (33) points. 

Sidorkin (2005) is from Khabarovsk, Russia and currently a Post Graduate at Notre Dame of West Haven and plays for the 18U Full Season Academy team.  

Stepan had this to say about his signing, "the Elite Hockey Academy at Notre Dame has developed me as a hockey player and student. I am grateful for the opportunity to play at EHA and also very excited to sign my tender for the Mercer Chiefs in the NCDC."

“Stepan [Sidorkin] is a highly talented two-way forward who has great speed, hands, and creativity. He is smart, composed, and makes the right plays. He’s a very well-rounded and efficient player… Stepan will continue to prove himself at the next level and we couldn’t be more excited for him to play for Coach Rob Broderick with the Mercer Chiefs!” - EHA Head Coach Peter Alden

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NCDC team and that NCDC team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NCDC team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NCDC and he may not be recruited by any other NCDC team.

The Elite Hockey Academy emphasizes a “Complete Development Model”, offering an Academy school education with a full-season Tier 1 hockey Experience in Connecticut.

Elite Hockey Academy teams compete in a high-performance environment that includes professional coaching, player development, and exposure. Our efforts focus on developing athletic excellence on the ice as well as creating well-rounded individuals off the ice. The program’s success is not only measured by wins and losses, but also by our players’ development and advancement.