NTDP

USHL Pre-Season: NTDP U18 vs. Muskegon

Posted on October 19, 2020

Neutral Zone was watching online as the Muskegon Lumberjacks took on the NTDP U18s on October 16th in the first matchup of the USHL preseason. The game started out fast with the NTDP jumping out to a quick 1-0 lead. They followed that with a barrage of shots and offensive pressure as they eventually tallied…

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NAHL/USHL: Maryland vs Youngstown and NTDP 17s vs Johnstown

Posted on October 8, 2020

During the second week of the NAHL Pre-Season, Neutral Zone got to see two other non- league match ups. The USNTDP U17’s played against the Johnstown Tomahawks, and the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL played against the Maryland Black Bears.  With the unknown about both leagues starting, it was a good test for the NAHL…

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USA Hockey Names Lassonde National Goaltending Coach

Posted on August 31, 2020

USA Hockey announced that longtime NCAA assistant coach David Lassonde has been named the program’s national goaltending coach. In his new role, Lassonde will help coach the national teams as well as the National Team Development Program. Lassonde has had a long career in the NCAA, most recently with Dartmouth, with other spots at Denver,…

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NTDP Loses Both Head Coaches Just Prior to Season

Posted on August 18, 2020

The U.S. NTDP lost both its U18 and U17 head coaches with just about a month before the scheduled start of the new season, although COVID-19 could delay the start of the season for both programs. Seth Appert, the U18 head coach who was formerly at RPI, is headed back to the state of New…

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#2005 Week

Posted on May 31, 2020

We were asked by scouts and coaches about 2005s consistently over the last few weeks. We spent the last week featuring reports via Twitter and Facebook that feature the Bantam age group. Below is a roundup. We may have missed a couple of reports but we think we are off to a good start in…

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Colby Saganiuk goes the Otter Direction

Posted on May 21, 2020

Brian Murphy; Head of US Scouting’s Take: When Colby Saganiuk was taken at #37 in the 2019 OHL Draft by the Erie Otters, it turned some heads as he was on track to play for the U17 NTDP. Seemed high for a player that seemed to say all the right things as far as his…

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Devin Kaplan

Posted on April 11, 2020

I’m legitimately excited to watch his development over the next few years. He’s a kid that the U.S.N.T.D.P. can do great things for. Being on the ice every day training with the best kids in the U.S. is going to really ramp up his intensity and attention to detail. It’s going to be great preparation for all of the kids, but I really think the increased intensity is going to make his game take off.

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