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Youngstown Hires Ryan Ward as Head Coach

Posted on May 17, 2022

The Youngstown Phantoms have tapped Ryan Ward as their next head coach. Ward comes to Youngstown from the Tri-City Storm where he was the Director of Player Development for the USHL club and the Hockey Director of the Windy City Storm, Tri-City’s youth hockey program. “We are ecstatic to have Ryan join the Phantoms,” said…

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More USHL Coaching Changes

Posted on April 30, 2022

The Fargo Force will hire Nick Oliver to replace Scott Langer as head coach, according to a report from Brad Elliot Schlossman of The Grand Forks Herald. Oliver has been an assistant coach with St. Cloud State since 2018. He has experience in the USHL and was previously an assistant coach and the director of…

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USHL Playoffs. Fargo vs Omaha. Two Games. Top 15.

Posted on April 27, 2022

Neutral Zone watched the USHL 1st round playoff series between the Fargo Force and Omaha Lancers. Below is a list of players with evaluations based solely on these games. 4/25/22. Game 1: Fargo: 2 at Omaha: 5 4/26/22. Game 2: Fargo: 2 at Omaha: 4 Fargo Joe Palodichuk #14 (D, L, 6’0″, 174, Fargo Force,…

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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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Green Bay Gamblers Hire Mike Leone as Coach/GM

Posted on April 26, 2022

The Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) have hired Mike Leone as their new head coach and general manager. The club announced the hiring on Tuesday. Leone was on staff with the U.S. National Team Development Program as an assistant coach for the past three seasons. Additionally, he served as an assistant coach at the 2021 IIHF…

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USHL: Green Bay vs Chicago

Posted on March 8, 2022

USHL March 5th. 2022 Neutral Zone was able to watch the USHL matchup between the Green Bay Gamblers and the Chicago Steel. A close game in which goaltenders showed up ready to be the best players on the ice. It was a match between the net minders in which Chicago unfortunately flinched first. Below is…

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USHL: Two Games. Muskegon at Cedar Rapids. 18 Evaluations

Posted on March 8, 2022

Muskegon Lumberjacks at Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 3/5/22 – 3/6/22 Neutral Zone watched the weekend series between Muskegon Lumberjacks at Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Game 1 started with a flurry of goals and eventually ended in an OT thriller. Muskegon jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead and held a 3-1 lead after 1. CR fought back…

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Rassey Will Take Over Coaching Omaha Lancers

Posted on February 25, 2022

It’s been a tumultuous year for the USHL’s Omaha Lancers, but it finally seems like stability is returning to the franchise. Earlier this month, the Lancers named former Harvard assistant coach and Detroit Red Wings scout, Rob Rassey, as their new general manager. Now, Rassey is set to take over behind the bench, sources told…

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USHL: Two Games. Madison vs Dubuque and Sioux Falls vs Sioux City. 20 Evaluations

Posted on February 23, 2022

Neutral Zone was able to watch the USHL matchup between the Madison Capitols and the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Dubuque took control of this game from puck drop scoring three goals in the first period and didn’t look back. Ten different Fighting Saints contributed points.  Below is a list of players and their evaluations based specifically…

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USHL: Fargo vs Des Moines

Posted on February 9, 2022

USHL February 3rd, 2022 Neutral Zone evaluated the USHL matchup between the Fargo Force and the Des Moines Buccaneers. After a power play goal set them back forty seconds into the game, the Buccaneers were in complete control. Penalties crippled the Force and the Buccaneers capitalized on that. Puck possession was apparent in the second…

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