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Matthew Ladd Commits to Canisius College

Posted on May 28, 2019

Matthew Ladd has committed to Canisius College. He came in halfway through the 2018-2019 season for the Golden Griffins. Matt has been noticed for his athleticism and smooth cross-crease movements. He has a solid butterfly and deflects rebounds effectively. Matt caught the goalie bug early: “I started playing hockey in my basement as a goalie,…

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Carter Batchelder Commits to Colorado College

Posted on May 24, 2019

Colorado College has secured Carter Batchelder for the 2022-2023 season. NZ scouts described Carter, “as a gritty, high energy prospect who never stops hunting pucks,” in our NDTP Camp Report. He has also been noted for his high end IQ and dangerous shot. The forward was not always scoring goals: “I started playing when I…

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Trent Shanley Commits to Fitchburg State University

Posted on May 23, 2019

Trent Shanely has committed to Fitchburg State University for the 2019-2020 season. Neutral Zone scouts have noted Trent for his shot. He is a physically strong and puts power behind everything he does. Unlike most hockey players, Trent’s career did not start on the ice: “I started playing when I was three years old, learning…

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Michigan (MAHA) Festival 2003s: Top 58

Posted on May 22, 2019

The best 2003 players in Michigan were in Taylor, Michigan for the week of May 9-11. Many college scouts were in attendance watching the the Select Festival. Each team played 3 games in 3 days as some exciting hockey was on display. The top 15 players will be selected to attend the USA Hockey National…

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Mathieu Gervais Commits to University of New England

Posted on May 22, 2019

Mathieu Gervais has committed to the University of New England for next season. He has been described as a two-way player that does the little things, and always finishes his hits. He possesses the ability to get position at the net front for second chance opportunities. Mathieu was born in Kingston, Ontario to a huge…

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Michigan (MAHA) Festival 2002s: Top 55

Posted on May 21, 2019

The best 2002 players in Michigan were in Taylor, Michigan for the week of May 9-11. Many college scouts were in attendance watching the U.S.A. Select Festival. Each team played 3 games in 3 days as some exciting hockey was on display. The top 18 players will be selected to the National Development Camp in…

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Mass Festival Final 40: Team NZ Mass Teams for 2002s-2004s

Posted on May 21, 2019

Neutral Zone had two experienced scouts at both days and every game of the Final 40 in Marlboro, MA, May 18-19. All the players are good and the more we watched, the more we talked about the players we would love to have a chance to coach. With over 30 years of playing at the…

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Nicholas Cherkowski Commits to Merrimack College

Posted on May 20, 2019

Merrimack College has secured Nic Cherkowski for the 2020-2021 season. Nic has a big frame and is quite mobile for his size. Our scouts have praised him for his creativity and power forward style of play. He is a player that can be relied upon. A British Colombia native, it is no surprise Nic got…

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Logan Neaton Commits to UMass-Lowell

Posted on May 18, 2019

Logan Neaton has committed to UMass-Lowell and set to be a Riverhawk for the 2019-2020 season. NZ scouts have noted Logan for his controlled hands and patience. He is good sized and now how to use that to his advantage. Hockey was a family affair for the Neaton household: “I started playing hockey in Michigan…

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Mass Festival 2002s: Top 40

Posted on May 17, 2019

Massachusetts CCM High Performance Boys Festival 2002’s Top 40 Every year in early May the best players in the state of Massachusetts are gathered together at New England Sports Center in Marlborough and evaluated in their readiness for National Camp in upstate New York. They start with 80 players at the beginning who then get…

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