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Top 30 MIAA Rookies We’ve 👀 in 2019-20

Posted on May 1, 2020

For those of you who are familiar with Mass HS Report 1 and Mass HS Report 2 – you will know that over the course of the season, we watched 75 MIAA games in-person and recapped them all for free on our MassNZ site (including EVERY Super 8 game). Both reports were at least 34,000…

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Billy Norcross

Posted on April 21, 2020

Just to be upfront, I think Billy’s best days are ahead of him…… and that’s what makes Billy an NHL prospect for the 2021 Draft.

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MAHA Bantam Festival 2004

Posted on April 19, 2020

This evaluation was originally written in July of 2017. We came across it doing some “house cleaning” and loved seeing all of the familiar names with their evaluations. We thought it would be interesting to look back at what our scouts said about them as Bantams.

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Saxen Robertson

Posted on April 18, 2020

2004 Saxen Robertson from the Pitt Penguins Elite went undrafted in the OHL. I understand that he may not be at the top of team’s lists but he is a player that would be a perfect fit from a development standpoint. Teams would be lucky to have Saxen for a few years. Brian Murphy. Director…

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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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Matty Copponi

Posted on April 16, 2020

Matty was selected 8th overall in the American portion of the draft. Familiar names Timmy Delay went 1st overall, Declan Loughnane went 3rd, Jack Hughes went 6th and JP Turner 13th.

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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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