Scouting Reports

NCAA: Three USHL Recruits Back on the NCAA Market

Posted on September 28, 2021

There were two recruit notes out of the USHL Fall Classic this weekend. According to line charts at the prospect event, Chicago Steel goaltender Gibson Homer is no longer committed to Miami and Sioux Falls defenseman Cal Thomas is no longer committed to Vermont. Thomas is an Arizona Coyotes draft pick (6th round, 2021) who had two points in…

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USA Hockey Names Mancini Assistant Executive Director

Posted on September 27, 2021

Bob Mancini, with more than 35 years of experience, including since 2009 as a regional manager for USA Hockey’s American Development Model, has been promoted to assistant executive director of hockey development. “We’re really excited to have Bob leading our hockey development efforts moving forward,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “His diverse…

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WHL: Americans, Raiders Add Players via Trade

Posted on September 27, 2021

The Spokane Chiefs have traded defenceman Jordan Chudley to the Tri-City Americans for a ninth-round pick in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft. The teams announced the deal Monday. Chudley, who hails from Souris, Man., played two seasons in Spokane, recording two assists and in 57 regular season games. Originally a fourth-round WHL Draft pick by…

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Hockey Canada Cancels Multiple Fall Events

Posted on September 27, 2021

Hockey Canada announced today that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the body has canceled the 2021 National Women’s Under-18 Championship, 2021 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup, and 2021 World Junior A Challenge. “Despite a strong desire to work with three great communities to host the top players at various levels across the country this…

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U16: Springfield Pics vs Springfield Rifles. Two Games

Posted on September 27, 2021

On September 19th Neutral Zone attended the Springfield Rifles Showcase, observing two games in the U-16 division featuring the Springfield Pics and the host team the Springfield Rifles. Both of these highly touted Springfield, Massachusetts programs have produced Division 1 & 3 prospects, along with USHL, NAHL, NCDC draft picks in recent years. The first…

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U14: Team Wisconsin vs Chicago Mission. Three Games. 35 Players.

Posted on September 27, 2021

Team Wisconsin and Chicago Mission U14 AAA teams played a three-game series on the weekend of 09/18/21-09/19/21.  The games were played at the Hyundai Rink at the Fifth Third Arena in Chicago and The Edge on John St John in Bensenville, Illinois.  This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams.  The…

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CSSHL U15 Prep: RHA Nationals vs Pilot Mound Buffaloes.

Posted on September 27, 2021

The two Manitoba hockey academies faced off against each other in exhibition action as the RHA Nationals hosted the Pilot Mound Buffaloes on Sept.17/21.  RHA is a proven commodity and has recruited a skilled team whereas Pilot Mound has a history with U18 and female teams but this is their first year with a U15…

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Midwest Exposure Showcase 07’s. Top 45

Posted on September 22, 2021

2021 Midwest Exposure Showcase 2007’s TOP 45  Neutral Zone observed the 2007 division of the Midwest Exposure Series held in Minneapolis, MN from September 17th – 19th at the Furniture and Things Community Event Center. A total of six ‘07 teams made the trek to play five games in this showcase with the NEW Jr….

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BCHL Experiments with Rule Changes

Posted on September 21, 2021

The BCHL will experiment with several possible rule changes during its 47-game exhibition slate, which kicked off this weekend. The rule changes which will be tested were put forth by the league’s Competition Committee and unanimously approved at a recent BCHL Board of Governors meeting. Video Review The league will begin to experiment with video…

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Owen Sound Signs Defenseman Taos Jordan

Posted on September 21, 2021

The Owen Sound Attack announced that they have signed Taos Jordan to a standard player agreement. Jordan was selected in the 12th round of the 2020 Priority Selection Draft. Jordan finished his minor hockey playing for the Whitby Wildcats U16 of the OMHA’s Eastern Triple A Hockey League last season. During the 2019-20 season, Jhe scored nine…

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