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NCDC Futures Draft

Posted on June 17, 2020

NCDC Futures Draft The NCDC held its annual draft on June 10, 2020. The league has a regular draft of older players and then a Futures Draft of mostly 2004 players with a few 2005s. We do not know the rules and the draft itself is done behind closed doors. The results are delayed for…

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Boston Advantage Joins USPHL, NCDC

Posted on June 9, 2020

The Boston Advantage will join the USPHL and NCDC for the upcoming 2020-21 season; the sides announced an agreement last week. The Advantage will join the Tier-II NCDC along with the USPHL Premier and will have full-season teams at the 18U, 16U and 15U levels. “We’ve always had a good relationship with the USPHL, especially…

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WSHL Cancels 2020-21 Season

Posted on May 27, 2020

The Western States Hockey League announced on Wednesday that it has canceled the upcoming 2020-21 season, and has begun preparing for the 2021-22 season. “Based on the forecasted medical problems that could be ahead of us, the Board of Governors of the Western States Hockey League have voted to go dormant for the 2020-2021 season,”…

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Top 50 Uncommitted 1999s Updated

Posted on April 30, 2020

Neutral Zone released its Top 750 1999’s where the first 300 were ranked 1-300 and then the rest were listed in alphabetical order. While only 10 of the top 100 NCAA Eligible prospects were uncommitted we wanted to present the Top 50 NCAA Eligible Uncommitted prospects. We’ll be continuing this when we do the 2000,…

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NA3HL Top Prospects: Top 45

Posted on April 19, 2020

Neutral Zone had a scout responsible for gathering as much information as possible on the NA3HL Top Prospects event in Attleboro, MA. It was one of the last big events before the COVID shutdown. We were able to see a few games in their entirety and large chunks of other games as we worked the…

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Jake Bongo

Posted on April 17, 2020

Twenty years ago Jake probably would not have gotten a sniff of NHL attention, but that isn’t the case now. He’s got a high hockey IQ, great wheels, fantastic motor, is an absolute dog on a bone for the puck and is one of the most competitive players I saw in New England last year (2019-20). And by competitive I don’t mean he tries hard. I mean that it’s obvious that losing hurts his sole.

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Declan Loughnane

Posted on April 15, 2020

But you know what I really liked seeing? Declan showed he wasn’t a robot. He was involved physically and emotionally. You could see how much winning meant to him. He was invested in the team and it…

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Brody Crane

Posted on April 15, 2020

First off, Brody can fly. He’s got quick feet, an extremely powerful stride and is very smooth when transitioning body weight to move laterally. He’s a player who doesn’t slow down when the puck is on his stick and there’s no doubt that he is an…

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Nicholas VanTassell

Posted on April 15, 2020

A lot of of big kids who can dominate physically cheat all over the ice. Nicholas does not. He shows a good understanding of cutting the ice in half while on the forecheck, having an active stick to shut down passing or shooting lanes and he forces players at the lines to create off-sides and icings. This stuff might go unnoticed by the toe drag crew, but it is the little details that college and pro coaches notice because they’ll have to spend less time teaching it.

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Patrick Geary

Posted on April 11, 2020

Honestly, I like his jam. I like his compete. And I like the fact that he sticks up for his goalie and doesn’t take any crap. I have no idea where he’ll end up this year, but he’s a kid I’ll be looking for.

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