NZ Commitment Tracker (10/25)

Posted on October 25, 2021

Each week, in one easy-to-find place, Neutral Zone will wrap up the week’s college commitments in a neat and tidy chart, complete with star ratings and links to player profiles, where subscribers can get access to all of our scouting reports on these players, as well as player rankings and more. Click on each player’s…

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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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NCAA: Denver, Trine Add Goalies For Next Season

Posted on May 11, 2020

’99 G Jack Caruso commits to Denver for 2020 Caruso is a Montana native who is a late addition for the Pioneers. Caruso was split among three teams this season, playing five games in the NAHL for the Johnstown Tomahawks and the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. He also appeared in six NCDC games for the New…

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NCAA: Copponi Commits to Merrimack

Posted on May 8, 2020

The Merrimack men’s hockey team received big news on Friday, when 2003-born center Matt Copponi committed to the Warriors. This past season, the 16-year-old had 20 goals and 22 assists for 42 points in 30 games at Dexter. It was his first season in prep hockey, having previously played at Mansfield High and with the Neponset Valey…

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NCAA: Sacred Heart Adds Hard-Working 2003 Forward

Posted on March 18, 2020

Sacred Heart added an important piece for the future in 2003-born forward Jake Bongo this week. A local product – he’s from Ridgefield, Conn. – Bongo had a whopping 76 points (27 goals, 49 assists) in 56 games for the Selects Academy 16U team this season. Bongo was also selected to USA Hockey’s Select 16…

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Michael Rubin Became Merrimack's First 2003 Recruit

Posted on December 16, 2019

Merrimack College received a commitment from its first 2003-born recruit, defenseman Michael Rubin, just before Thanksgiving. Rubin is a 4-star recruit who has good size already at 16 years old. “Is a surprisingly nimble defender who is listed on the roster at 6’1 180,” our scouts said this fall. “He has good size and does…

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Interview: Luke Weilandt Talks His Commitment to Merrimack

Posted on November 9, 2019

Merrimack received a commitment from 4-star winger Luke Weilandt last month. The Illinois native, in his first year as a USHL player, has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in eight games.  “Weilandt is an underrated prospect who is stocky, strong on his skates and has a powerful snap shot that he disguises well and…

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NCAA Commits: Rubin Chooses Princeton

Posted on October 24, 2019

The Princeton Tigers received some good news earlier this week, when 3.5-star defenseman Tyler Rubin announced that he had verbally committed to the program. Rubin is a Wayland, Mass. native who plays for Belmont Hill. The ’03 is playing for the Boston Jr. Eagles U16 team this fall and he was also invited to USA…

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NCAA Commits: Casey Severo De-Commits From Merrimack

Posted on October 11, 2019

Merrimack head coach Scott Borek had an interesting Tuesday. First, it was revealed that 3.75-star forward Casey Severo de-committed from the Warriors. First committing to the program last fall, Severo will play for Noble & Greenough this season as well as the Boston Jr. Eagles 18U team in split season. Severo had 29 points (14…

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NCAA Commits: Penn State Lands 4.5-star Colby Saganiuk

Posted on October 9, 2019

Colby Saganiuk is from Illinois, but he played midget and bantam hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. He’ll play closer to his new home in college after committing to Penn State earlier this week. Saganiuk is a 4.5-star forward, a 2003 birth-year, who made his debut for the U.S. National Under-17 team this season. Through…

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