Scouting Reports

NCAA: LIU Announce Launch of Division I Men’s Hockey Program

Posted on April 30, 2020

Long Island University shocked the college hockey world on Thursday, announcing the formation of a new Division I men’s ice hockey team that, according to a press release, will begin play this coming season. LIU’s announcement was so out of nowhere that College Hockey, Inc., the marketing arm of college hockey that has worked with…

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USHL: Sioux Falls Hires Minot’s Marty Murray as Coach/GM

Posted on April 29, 2020

The Sioux Falls Stampede named Marty Murray as the eighth general manager and head coach in franchise history on Tuesday.  Murray, 45, spent the last eight seasons as the head coach and general manager with the Minot Minotauros of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). During his tenure with the Tauros, he amassed a 254-194-44 record, including…

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Top 500 NCAA Eligible 2000-Born Prospects

Posted on April 29, 2020

At the close of each season Neutral Zone scouts conduct Final Rankings of each birth year including draft lists for the NHL, QMJHL, WHL, OHL and USHL. Two weeks ago NZ released the Top 350 1999 birth years and this is the next rankings which we have extended to 500 after evaluating over 1,200 prospects…

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NCAA: Humbolt Crash Survivor Commits to Northland College

Posted on April 27, 2020

’99 F Graysen Cameron to Northland for 2020 Cameron suffered a broken back in the 2018 bus crash that claimed 16 lives and injured 13 more. Cameron returned to the team this season after missing all of the 2018-19 season and served as the team’s captain. In 46 games with the Broncos this season, he…

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OHL: Erie Signs Third-Round Pick Nolan Lalonde

Posted on April 27, 2020

The Erie Otters announced today that Nolan Lalonde committed to the team and completed an OHL standard player agreement. Lalonde is a goaltender from Kingston, Ont. This past season he suited up in 23 games for the Greater Kingston Jr. Gaels AAA team during where he posted a 2.03 goals against average. Lalonde was selected…

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Longtime Dartmouth Coach Bob Gaudet Retires

Posted on April 24, 2020

After 23 years at the helm, Dartmouth College head coach Bob Gaudet announced his retirement earlier this week. Prior to joining the Big Green, Gaudet was also the head coach at Brown University. The program’s all-time leader in both wins (331) and games coached (752), Gaudet has been the face of the Big Green men’s…

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OHL: 12 Signings Round Out The Week

Posted on April 24, 2020

The end of this week brought a slew of OHL signings. Below are all the players who signed OHL deals and a brief scouting report from our scouts, who have all seen these players live. Pos Player Team Scouting Report D Tommy Budnick Kingston Thomas is a big, strong kid who plays a smart game…

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QMJHL: Baie-Comeau Drakkar Signs Chouinard

Posted on April 24, 2020

The Baie-Comeau Drakkar announced the signing of defenseman Emile Chouinard on Friday. The 17-year-old will be at training with the team this fall. According to a story on the team’s website, he was mulling multiple NCAA offers before choosing the Drakkar. “We presented Émile with our hockey project and the strengths of our school staff,”…

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WHL: Heidt, Pickering and Yager All Sign WHL Deals

Posted on April 24, 2020

Three players signed WHL contracts this week, including highly-touted forward Riley Heidt. Below, find links to the players’ profiles (where you can find their star rating) as well as a snippet of a scouting report on each player from our scouts. Pos Player Team Scouting Report D Owen Pickering Swift Current Owen is a quick/mobile…

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NCAA: DeDobbelaer Commits to UMass; St. Norbert, Gustavus Add Commits

Posted on April 24, 2020

’00 F Eric DeDobbelaer to UMass for 2020 The Brantford, Ont. native has played his entire junior career in his hometown. He started with the Brantford Bandits in the GOJHL and then transitioned to the Brantford 99ers, where this season he scored 8 goals and added 25 assists in 53 games. “I couldn’t be happier…

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