NCAA Commitments

Matthew Ladd Commits to Canisius College

Posted on May 28, 2019

Matthew Ladd has committed to Canisius College. He came in halfway through the 2018-2019 season for the Golden Griffins. Matt has been noticed for his athleticism and smooth cross-crease movements. He has a solid butterfly and deflects rebounds effectively. Matt caught the goalie bug early: “I started playing hockey in my basement as a goalie,…

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Carter Batchelder Commits to Colorado College

Posted on May 24, 2019

Colorado College has secured Carter Batchelder for the 2022-2023 season. NZ scouts described Carter, “as a gritty, high energy prospect who never stops hunting pucks,” in our NDTP Camp Report. He has also been noted for his high end IQ and dangerous shot. The forward was not always scoring goals: “I started playing when I…

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Trent Shanley Commits to Fitchburg State University

Posted on May 23, 2019

Trent Shanely has committed to Fitchburg State University for the 2019-2020 season. Neutral Zone scouts have noted Trent for his shot. He is a physically strong and puts power behind everything he does. Unlike most hockey players, Trent’s career did not start on the ice: “I started playing when I was three years old, learning…

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Alex Peterson Commits to Holy Cross

Posted on May 14, 2019

Alex Peterson has committed to Holy Cross for this upcoming 2019-2020 season. Alex has been described as a complete player, with his skating ability and speed, puck handling skills and high end IQ. He is able to capitalize on his chances and set up his teammates. The Pennsylvania native tells us how he got his…

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Tomas Mazura Commits to Providence College

Posted on January 21, 2019

Tomas Mazura who was noted at the Flood Marr Tournament for his smooth hands and athleticism with towering size has committed to Providence College. He is currently playing at Kimball Union Academy and set to join the Friar line-up for the 2020-2021 season. Originally from Pardubice, Czech Republic, he tells us about how he got…

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Q&A: Sam Hentges, St. Cloud State Recruit

Posted on November 2, 2017

Sam Hentges, a 4.25-star prospect, recently committed to St. Cloud State. He’s a tough player to defend against and has great vision and poise on the rush. Hentges, who can break down defense, played for Totino-Grace High in Minnesota, where he served as the captain his senior year. He was then drafted by the Des…

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Q&A: Brandon Koch, Air Force Recruit

Posted on November 1, 2017

Brandon Koch, a 3.75 star prospect, recently committed to Air Force, where his brother Matt is currently a junior on the team. Brandon Koch, who earned an A- grade at the NAHL Showcase, has good vision and mobility with a lot of upside. The Hastings, Minn., native played for Shattuck St. Mary’s and joined the…

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Q&A: Jordan Power, St. Lawrence Recruit

Posted on October 31, 2017

Jordan Power, a four-star prospect, recently committed to St. Lawrence University. The Ottawa, Ontario, native is in his first season with the CCHL and earned an A- grade at the CCHL Labor Day Showcase. The 16-year-old skates well and has good puck retrieval skills, poise and great vision. Power, a confident defender, was taken in…

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Q&A: Tanner Kelly, Michigan State Recruit

Posted on October 27, 2017

Tanner Kelly, a 3.75-star recruit, recently committed to Michigan State. The 15-year-old, who has great hands and can find open space, grew up playing youth hockey in California but moved to Michigan at a young age to play for Little Ceasars Bantam. He earned a B in our 2002 Michigan Bantam Fest. Neutral Zone caught…

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Q&A: Jachym Kondelik, UConn Recruit

Posted on October 26, 2017

Forward Jachym Kondelik, a 4.75-star prospect, recently committed to Connecticut. Knodelik, who has soft hands and a quick and powerful release, grew up in the Czech Republic. He paid his youth hockey there until he attracted the attention of the USHL. The forward was drafted in the first round of the CHL Import Draft, but…

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