Scouting Reports

USA Hockey Select 16s. Every Player Graded and Evaluated

Posted on August 12, 2021

Neutral Zone scouts were in attendance for every game for the USA Hockey Select 16 National Player Development Camp in Buffalo, NY. Below is a write up of the best 170 prospect in the event. The players below went through a fairly rigorous process to make this event so even a C/C+ graded player is…

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WHL: Portland and Victoria add goaltenders

Posted on August 12, 2021

The Portland Winterhawks, have acquired goaltender Mason Dunsford from the Tri-City Americans for a conditional fifth-round selection in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft. The 2003-born goaltender played 23 games with the Americans over the last two seasons. During the 2020-21 campaign, he recorded a 5.30 goals against average and an .857 save percentage. Dunsford was originally selected…

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Pastujov reportedly heading to the OHL

Posted on August 12, 2021

ESPN’s John Buccigross reported today that the Anaheim Ducks are going to sign Sasha Pastujov, and he’ll play in the OHL for this upcoming season. Pastujov was set to become a freshman at Notre Dame next month. He was selected by the Ducks with the No. 66 overall pick in last month’s NHL Draft. The Florida…

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10 Deep Reads on 2006s from Prime Hockey Expo

Posted on August 11, 2021

In mid-July we were able to catch a handful of games among the 2006 group at the Prime Hockey Expo Camp in Calgary at the WinSport Arena. Unfortunately we couldn’t get to every game which led us to hyper-focus on one age group and dig deep in our evaluations. What you will find below are…

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OHL will require COVID vaccines for players, staff and more

Posted on August 11, 2021

The Ontario Hockey League announced that all players, staff, and billet will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the upcoming season. The policy applies to “OHL Community Members,” which will include people who attend training camp, practices, games, or play in the league. The league’s regulations specifically referenced players, coaches, trainers, team and…

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Coaching moves in the USHL, NAHL

Posted on August 11, 2021

The Omaha Lancers announced earlier this month that they had hired Chad Cassidy as the team’s new head coach. This week, Cassidy added former Maine director of hockey operations Sean Walsh to the coaching staff. Walsh began his tenure at Maine as a student assistant under Red Gendron and his coaching staff. Walsh’s father, Shawn,…

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Northwood names Mark Morris head coach

Posted on August 10, 2021

Mark Morris has been named the new head coach at the Northwood School, located in Lake Placid, N.Y. Morris is a 1977 grad of the school; this will be Morris’ first head coaching job since he was fired by St. Lawrence in 2019. Morris takes over for Chad Cassidy, who left the program to become…

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Mini Chowder Cup 2007s Top 135

Posted on August 5, 2021

After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Mini Chowder Cup is back in its rightful spot in July. The top 2007s and 2008s filed into Foxboro Sports Center as well as Canton Ice House and New England Sports Village. Of note, this is normally our best opportunity to catch many of the…

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Deur named new head coach of NAHL’s Jackalopes

Posted on August 4, 2021

The Odessa Jackalopes have hired Scott Deur as the team’s next GM and head coach. Deur will replace Jason Fortier, who left the program in order to become the new assistant coach at Maine under Ben Barr. Deur, 32, began his coaching career in the North American Hockey League with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in 2015…

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Flurry of commitments as Aug. 1 opens offers for juniors

Posted on August 3, 2021

August 1 was the first day juniors in high school were allowed to receive scholarship offers and verbally commit to programs, and many players announced their commitments before noon. Coaches have been allowed to speak to and recruit those players since Jan. 1, but Sunday was the first day offers can be made. The biggest…

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