Juniors: Sudbury Wolves shut down; Omaha roster moves open

Posted on November 30, 2021

The OHL suspended team activities for the Sudbury Wolves today after 12 players tested positive for COVID-19. “All players affected are currently asymptomatic or exhibiting mild symptoms and the League and team will continue to monitor their well-being,” the league said in a statement. All the players are presumed to have been vaccinated for COVID-19….

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USHL Appoints Josh Mervis to Oversee Omaha Lancers

Posted on November 22, 2021

Josh Mervis has been appointed by the USHL to oversee the Omaha Lancers after the franchise was thrust into turmoil last week. Mervis and USHL commissioner Bill Robertson virtually met with the Lancer players this weekend to introduce Gary Graham as the new interim head coach of the team after Chadd Cassidy was fired last…

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USHL Announces Investigation into Omaha Lancers

Posted on November 19, 2021

The USHL announced late Thursday that the league will investigate the ongoing situation with the Omaha Lancers. Meanwhile, the team’s games for this upcoming weekend have all been postponed. The Lancers were set to travel to Waterloo and Lincoln before hosting Des Moines on Sunday. Those games have all been declared a no-contest by the…

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Omaha Lancers in Turmoil

Posted on November 18, 2021

The Omaha Lancers (USHL) announced today that head coach Chadd Cassidy had “stepped down” and Gary Graham has been hired as interim head coach to replace him. However, multiple outlets have reported, and sources have confirmed to Neutral Zone, that Cassidy was fired last week by team president David DeLuca. The team then asked Cassidy…

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USHL: Goalie Report 10/8-10/9

Posted on October 12, 2021

USHL Goalie Report; October 9th-10th The USHL had 13 games this past weekend giving Neutral Zone goalie scouts an opportunity to watch plenty of goalies throughout the league. This weekend provided some stellar goalie performances and will be fun to watch as the season progresses. Below are the top goalies from this weekend in the…

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Coaching moves in the USHL, NAHL

Posted on August 11, 2021

The Omaha Lancers announced earlier this month that they had hired Chad Cassidy as the team’s new head coach. This week, Cassidy added former Maine director of hockey operations Sean Walsh to the coaching staff. Walsh began his tenure at Maine as a student assistant under Red Gendron and his coaching staff. Walsh’s father, Shawn,…

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USHL Green Bay Combine: 200 2005’s

Posted on July 2, 2021

The USHL held a Combine in Green Bay, WI for the 2005 age group. Luke Curadi and his staff did a great job of providing an opportunity to evaluate theses players in an competitive and organized setting. Neutral Zone sent two scouts to evaluate the 2005 age group as the Phase I Draft approached. We…

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USHL Draft: Shattuck St. Mary’s 2005s

Posted on June 3, 2021

Shattuck St. Mary’s had 9 players selected in the USHL’s Futures Draft last week. Here is a look at how the players have developed from U14s in USHL Prospects

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USHL Phase 1 Draft: Minnesota Blue Army AAA

Posted on June 2, 2021

The Blue Army AAA had three players selected in the Phase I USHL Draft’s sixth round. Here’s a look at how each has evolved into high end players who are now high end USHL prospects.

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USHL Draft: Mount St. Charles 2005s

Posted on May 31, 2021

I remember the first time I saw him play in Exeter, New Hampshire in February of 2020. I loved his compete and awareness. That weekend had some NTDP kids playing, but Christian is the kid I remember first when I think back to that weekend. He just made the plays that I would want as a coach, and he made them look routine.

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