USHL Player Development Camp, Green Bay, WI: Top 115

Posted on August 2, 2020

USHL Player Development Camp, Green Bay, WI Neutral Zone sent a scout to the Green Bay area to scout the 2005 group at the USHL combine. Director of USHL Development, Luke Curadi did a superb job of not only finding quality players but also running a weekend that made players better. The Green Bay staff…

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USHL Says It’s Focused on Full 2020-21 Schedule

Posted on July 14, 2020

The USHL announced that it’s currently planning for a full 2020-21 schedule, with the season beginning in the fall as is customary. The league’s board of directors met via video conference last Thursday to review the league’s Return to Play Protocol. “Our Board of Directors meetings have been another great example of how in a…

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Shane Lachance

Posted on May 9, 2020

Brian Murphy; US Director of Scouting on Shane Lachance, Tabor Academy, Pick #128 in Phase II of the USHL draft by Tri-City. Shane is a four star rated player by Neutral Zone. Before writing this, I spoke with our NHL guys who had seem him as well and wanted to make sure they agreed with…

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USHL Draft Recap

Posted on May 8, 2020

Neutral Zone scouts have put together a USHL Draft recap breaking down a total of 110 picks from each team in both Phase I and Phase II. We provided background and scouting information on each team’s top selection in each draft as well as a good value pick and a sleeper pick. In most cases there were several players to choose from but we tried to spread it out among regions so each territory was represented.

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Michael Stenberg

Posted on May 6, 2020

Brian Murphy; VP and Director of US Scouting on Mike Stenberg; #4 Overall selection in the USHL Draft by Des Moines: I was told about four years ago to watch out for a kid named Mike Stenberg. I was told three things. 1. He was strong and played with lots of snarl. 2. Every Prep…

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Get to Know Camron VanSickle

Posted on May 5, 2020

Brian Murphy; VP and Director of US Scouting on Camron VanSickle: There very few players who seem to become more relaxed and more focused near the net. You almost see a smile one their faces. Rutger McGroarty would be one. Camron CanSickle is another. He is cool, cold blooded, poised; a goalie assassin. I don’t…

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USHL Draft Primer

Posted on May 4, 2020

The USHL Draft kicks off later this afternoon with the Phase I Draft (4 p.m. ET), followed by the Phase II Draft tomorrow (May 5) at 2 p.m. ET. For those who are new to the process, here’s a primer that details what the draft process means and what the processes are after the draft…

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USHL: Sioux Falls Hires Minot’s Marty Murray as Coach/GM

Posted on April 29, 2020

The Sioux Falls Stampede named Marty Murray as the eighth general manager and head coach in franchise history on Tuesday.  Murray, 45, spent the last eight seasons as the head coach and general manager with the Minot Minotauros of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). During his tenure with the Tauros, he amassed a 254-194-44 record, including…

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USHL: Madison Tabs Mercyhurst’s Tom Upton as Head Coach/GM

Posted on April 20, 2020

The Madison Capitols announced the hiring of Mercyhurst assistant coach Tom Upton as Head Coach and General Manager for the 2020-21 season on Monday. Upton takes the reins as the fourth head coach in Capitols history. Upton joins the Capitols behind the bench following three seasons as an assistant coach for Mercyhurst University. Prior to Mercyhurst,…

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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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