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Minnesota’s Top Recruiting Class Takes a Hit

Posted on May 2, 2022

One of the top recruits in the nation has reopened his recruitment. According to The Rink Live, Cruz Lucius has decommitted from Minnesota. Minnesota currently has the No. 1 ranked recruiting class in our 2022 NCAA Class Rankings and Lucius is one of the top recruits in that class. Lucius is a 4.75-star rated recruit…

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Chicago Tenders Two Top 2006’s Ahead of USHL Draft

Posted on April 27, 2022

The Chicago Steel landed a huge commitment from Ontario forward Michael Hage, signing him to a USHL tender agreement for the 2022-23 season. “I am very excited to sign with the Chicago Steel,” said Hage. “I look forward to playing and growing within such an amazing organization that has an unparalleled track record of developing…

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Hockey Returning at MCLA

Posted on April 21, 2022

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announced on Thursday that the school was going to bring back its men’s hockey program and they would also start a new women’s hockey program beginning in the 2023-24 season. Both programs will be in Division III Both men’s and women’s ice hockey teams are scheduled to begin competing in…

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Augustana Tabs Raboin as First Head Coach

Posted on April 19, 2022

Garrett Raboin, an assistant coach a Minnesota for the last four seasons, has been named the first head coach at Augustana. Augustana, which is located in Sioux Falls, S.D., is currently a Division II school but is in the process of moving to Division I. The hockey program – which would be a new program for…

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One of the Top ’04 Recruits Back on the Market

Posted on April 14, 2022

Cole Spicer is back on the market after he decommitted from North Dakota, according to Brad Elliott Schlossman of The Grand Forks Herald. We had Spicer projected as a 2023 recruit but he reportedly wanted to enroll this upcoming fall. With Spicer back on the market, he’s looking for a 2022 commitment. A 5-foot-10 forward…

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Stonehill going D-I next season

Posted on April 5, 2022

Stonehill College, a small private Catholic college in Easton, Mass., has become the newest member of Division I men’s hockey. Stonehill is elevating its entire athletic department to Division I and will join the Northeast Conference. The hockey program, which is currently D-II and plays in the Northeast-10, will become a Division I independent once…

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College Hockey’s Transfer Portal Begins to Heat Up

Posted on March 11, 2022

College hockey’s transfer portal is already heating up, and the season isn’t even complete. The biggest name to enter portal thus far is Michigan State goaltender Drew DeRidder, who has been a standout for the Spartans as their primary starter for the last two seasons. In 25 games this season, the former NTDP product posted a…

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Minnesota adds Owen Bartoszkiewicz for second semester

Posted on January 31, 2022

The University of Minnesota added goaltender Owen Bartoszkiewicz for the rest of this season. The move was made after the program lost goaltender Jack LaFontaine to the Carolina Hurricanes a few weeks ago. Bartoszkiewicz was originally set to join the program next season (2022-23). He had appeared in 12 games for the Youngstown Phantoms this season,…

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NCAA Commitment Tracker (1/26)

Posted on January 26, 2022

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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Boucher Speaks on Leaving BU for Ottawa, OHL

Posted on January 17, 2022

Tyler Boucher, a 4.5-star freshman at Boston University, announced over the semester break that he was going to sign with the Ottawa Senators after appearing in eight games for the Terriers in the first half of the season. Upon signing with the Senators, Boucher was assigned to the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL. “The size…

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