Nate Harris, a 5-foot-10, 160 pound, 1996 birth-year forward from Glenbrook North High School in Chicago, has become the seventh player to sign with the Batchewana Attack of the new Canadian International Hockey League.
Attack president-director of hockey operations David Maciuk got a close-up view of Harris at a recent tryout camp of the Soo Eagles of the North American Hockey League.
“He was a standout at the Eagles camp,” Maciuk said of Harris, who led Glenbrook North in scoring in 2013-2014 with 44 goals, 44 assists, 88 points in 63 games.
Harris is the fourth player to sign with Batchewana this week.
Earlier, the Attack received commitments from a duo of Sault Ste. Marie defencemen — 1996 birth-year Nick Trecroce and 1998 birth-year Adam Baggs — as well as Robert Delury, an American-born, 1995 birth-year forward from New York.
Prior to that, Batchewana had inked Johan Kling, a 1995 birth-year defenceman from Sweden and two other Sault Ste. Marie area products — 1996 birth-year defenceman Cade Nolan and 1997 birth-year forward Jacob Palmerio.
A hard-working youngster with Croatian-Italian bloodlines, Palmerio holds the distinction of being the first-ever player to sign with the new Batchewana entry, which will play its home games at Rankin Arena in Sault Ste. Marie.