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New Jersey Rockets Forward Kyle MacLean (#23) Chooses Northeastern

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By   2 months ago

Recruiting season continues as Hockey East’s Northeastern Huskies landed one of the top uncommitted sophomores in the country in New Jersey Rockets U19 forward Kyle Maclean. The 5’10 skater was our #23rd ranked uncommitted prospect earlier this month. 99 F Kyle MacLean – New Jersey Rockets U19 – Northeastern Proud to announce my commitment to […]

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Alaska-Anchorage Lands Skilled Prince George Producer Jeremiah Luedtke

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By   2 months ago

Alaska-Anchorage secured one of the top available forwards in Western Canada in 20-year-old Lynnwood, Washington native Jeremiah Luedtke out of the BCHL’s Prince George Spruce Kings. A 5’9 skater in his third BCHL season with the Spruce Kings, Luedtke has a 6-13-19 line in 16 games, good for 12th overall scoring in the circuit. He leads […]

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WCHA Recruiting: LSSU adds Nico Blachman (#40), Anchorage adds Jordan Thomas, Fairbanks adds Ryker Leer

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By   2 months ago

Lake State added their second recruit from Omaha AAA and eighth (!) in the last two months when they secured a commitment from our #40-ranked uncommitted prospect Nico Blachman. Proud to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey at Lake Superior State University #GoLakers — Nico Blachman (@NBlachman24) October 16, 2014 After netting playmaker […]

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Gophers Land Josh Maniscalco (#8), Defenseman for 2017

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By   2 months ago

Just weeks after picking up a top scorer for their 2017 recruiting class, the Gophers staff secured a commitment from one of the top 1999-born defensemen in the country when Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep sophomore defenseman Josh Maniscalco gave his commitment. Maniscalco visited campus this weekend for the series vs. Bemidji State. A 2017 NHL draft […]

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Sacred Heart Gets A Commit From St. Mark’s Scorer Zach Tsekos, Patrick O’Leary Chooses Holy Cross

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By   2 months ago

Sacred Heart locked up another prolific scorer as the Pioneers continue to bring talent in to campus, this time in slight but highly skilled St. Mark’s (MA) playmaker Zach Tsekos. An elusive, slippery 17-year-old forward from Montreal, Tsekos was one of prep school’s finest scorers last season. He was our 46th-ranked forward from the Beantown Classic’s Pro […]

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ECAC Recruiting: The Ivies Clean Up

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By   2 months ago

Slowly, but surely, we’re catching up on our coverage after the flurry of commitments this recruiting season, ahead of those that are surely soon to come. This edition looks at the new recruits added by the Ivy representatives of the ECAC, and there’s a recruit to RPI tacked on here as well. We recently covered in-conference commitments […]

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NCHC Fall Recruiting, Part 2 of 2: Omaha Adds Draft Pick Olofsson, Big Additions Conference-Wide To Miami, Western and Minnesota-Duluth

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By   2 months ago

This is the second half of our fall feature on NCHC recruiting. Though there were some crucial additions in the first half, this edition covers some even bigger gets for the still-nascent National Collegiate Hockey Conference. New in name alone, from a recruiting stand-point it’s very clear that this is not the first rodeo for the […]

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Eden Prairie’s Casey Mittelstadt Chooses the Gophers

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By   2 months ago

The Gophers landed the hockey equivalent of an emergent 5-star recruit with their sole commitment of this fall, Eden Prairie sophomore forward Casey Mittelstadt. With the Golden Gophers captained by another of Eden Prairie’s own, Kyle Rau, this season, the Gophers may have secured another potential 100-point club member in Mittelstadt, who finished 2nd in overall goalscoring (with […]

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    First Look at Some Top Prospects from the Finnish U18 Circuit

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    By   4 days ago

    Ed. Note: Our correspondent in Finland, Marco Bombino, reports back for his second feature with a look at the Finnish U18 circuit. Some clarifications of note are that the Finnish amateur hockey landscape (and much of Europe) operates by different definitions as far as what ages play in what league, much as Canada differs in America […]

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    Arizona State picks up commitment from Jordan Masters and Cody Gylling, AIC transfer David Norris

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    By   6 days ago

    College Hockey’s newest Division 1 program secured three players for the future this month when the ASU Sun Devils got two commitments and confirmation of a transfer from AIC’s David Norris. A sophomore at AIC, Norris, who broke AIC’s single-season assists record with 25 helpers as a freshman, is a 6’2 forward from Calgary who will be […]

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    Road To Yale: #3 Cushing Academy takes down #4 Avon Old Farms on the Road

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    Avon, CT - Two storied prep hockey programs faced off just outside of Hartford on the afternoon of this past Sunday, December 7th, as Cushing Academy travelled to face the Winged Beavers of Avon Old Farms, eight-time New England champions under head coach John Gardner. This time around, it would be one of Gardner’s former players that left Jennings-Fairchild rink with […]

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    High School Hockey Coverage, 2014-15

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    Prep School Season Preview: 2014-15 Prep Hockey Preview, Preseason Top 20 Schedules: Holiday Tournament Schedules New Faces of Prep Hockey New Faces of Prep Hockey: Avon Reloads (features Gunnery, Choate, KUA and Exeter) New Faces of Prep Hockey: Amongst Prep Powers, Salisbury and Gunnery Aren’t Going Away New Faces of Prep Hockey: St. Andrew’s College Taking A Step New […]

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    2014-15 OTB New England Prep Preview, Preseason Top 20

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    After doing our preseason Minnesota High School Preseason Top Ten last month, the turn of the month brings our New England Prep Preview out. December brings on a flurry of New England prep action (today, the Berkshire Jamboree) and at the tail-end of the month, a frenetic holiday tournament season. To prepare for it, I’ve done […]

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    First Look at Some Top Prospects from the Finnish U16 Circuit

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    By   4 weeks ago

    Ed. Note: As college hockey recruiters continue to grow the player pool from which they recruit, our new Finnish correspondent Marco Bombino helps us out with a look at some of the better young prospects playing in Finland. His features will continue over the course of the season as he looks to shine some light on a talent-producing […]

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    #BuildingASU, Interview with Sun Devils Head Coach Greg Powers

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    By   1 month ago

    After highlighting some of the recruiting narratives to watch for and potential in-state prospects for Division 1 hockey’s 60th team yesterday, here’s the second installment of Building ASU Hockey. This time around, I caught up with Arizona State’s Head Coach Greg Powers, who enters his fifth year as the skipper for their ACHA Division 1 outfit. A former […]

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    #BuildingASU Hockey – First Look at the New Pac-12 Recruiting Trail, Analysis

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    By   1 month ago

    Arizona State Goes D1 The hockey world was aflutter yesterday with news breaking that Arizona State will start the Pac-12′s first Varsity Hockey program. At OTB (alongside many in the hockey world), we think D1 Hockey has a ton of potential in the Sunbelt and general West Coast markets, so we’ll seek to do our part to highlight the […]

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      TSN to Broadcast 37 Division 1 College Hockey Games This Winter in Canada

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      By   2 months ago

      Big news out of College Hockey Inc. and TSN this week as they announced Canadian audiences would get a chance to be more familiar with the college game than ever before. TSN will broadcast a lot of college hockey on TSN2, with a few scattered TSN3 appearances, to start filling the void of hockey action. […]

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      Video: Jack Eichel leads BU Terriers over CIS program UST with 5 Primary Assists in 12-1 rout

      By   3 months ago

      Read a terrific recap of Eichel’s debut over at the Daily Free Press.

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      2014 College Hockey Recruiting Class Rankings

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      By   3 months ago

      The season is around the corner and with that it’s time to release our College Hockey Recruiting Class Rankings. Like our Select 70, this list has been in the making all season long and weighs a number of factors. For most of these players, it’s a good mix of players we have watched ourselves (typically the younger ones) and ones […]

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      Glenn Stewart joins UNH, Gilligan joins Merrimack

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      By   4 months ago

      Some coaching moves went down at the end of summer as Jim Tortorella left UNH, Merrimack’s Glenn Stewart took his place in Durham, and UMass alum Bill Gilligan took a job coaching at Merrimack. For more, see the full articles at USCHO and the Mack Report. USCHO: Stewart joins UNH staff as Associate Head Coach Stewart spent […]

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      Americans Make Cuts at WJC Camp

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      Via Dhiren Mahlban, some great comments from WJC camp on Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews and Sonny Milano: “He’d be fun to coach for a long period of time,” said US coach Mark Osiecki of Eichel. “He’s so talented, a great kid. I think he’s developed some leadership skills. High-level skater; he’d probably be a top-10 […]

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      Super Article: Sonny Milano May Be OHL-Bound and a Decent Amount of People Are Wrong

      By   5 months ago

      Update: Now, the Columbus Blue Jackets, who own Milano’s NHL rights, have officially reiterated that Milano will be heading to Boston College. Still, sources on both sides of the situation stand firm that he will be going to the route they indicate. Below are some articles and evidential tweets.

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        MIAA 2014-15 Preseason Watch List

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        By   7 days ago

        With the calendar turning over to December that means it’s time for MIAA action to get ramped up. There is plenty of talent league wide and more than a few committed prospects returning including headliners like 97 D Ryan Shea (Northeastern) for BC High, 98 F John Leonard (UMass) for Springfield Cathedral  and of course 00 F […]

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        Road To Yale: Prep Power Rankings, December 15th

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        By   7 days ago

        OTB Prep Power Rankings Exeter (8-0) | LW: #4 Salisbury (4-1) | LW: #1 Loomis (5-0) | LW: #9 Cushing (6-1-1) | LW: #2 Kimball Union (6-0) | LW: #10 Choate (3-1) | LW: #7 Nobles (3-1) | LW: #5 Brunswick (6-1) | LW: NR Dexter (2-1-1) | LW: #3 Gunnery (3-2) | LW: #7  HM: Avon (3-3) | LW: #4 Key Results With the Holiday Tournaments starting at the tail of […]

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        Road To Yale: #3 Cushing Academy takes down #4 Avon Old Farms on the Road

        By   2 weeks ago

        Avon, CT - Two storied prep hockey programs faced off just outside of Hartford on the afternoon of this past Sunday, December 7th, as Cushing Academy travelled to face the Winged Beavers of Avon Old Farms, eight-time New England champions under head coach John Gardner. This time around, it would be one of Gardner’s former players that left Jennings-Fairchild rink with […]

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        Road To Yale: Prep Power Rankings, December 9, 2014

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        By   2 weeks ago

        Here are our prep hockey power rankings after the early season results have come in. While we did rank twenty schools in our preview, we will only track the top ten and one honorable mention through the course of the year. In general we won’t update these weekly but we will update again around holiday tournament season – […]

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        Road To Yale: December 3rd, 2014

        By   3 weeks ago

        As the Road To Yale is now underway, we’ll have updates on the season as it goes along. This is the first of this 2014-15 season. I’ll start off with games of the day and then recap with some murmurs from the Berkshire Jamboree. Top Teams in Action Rankings are hold-overs from our preseason rank and will […]

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        High School Tournament Schedules

        By   3 weeks ago

        Exeter Invitational December 2014 Saturday, December 6 6:00 pm: Exeter – Kent (Rink A) 6:30 pm: Gunnery – Tabor (Rink B) Sunday, December 7 12:30 pm: Kent – Tabor (Rink A) 1:30 pm: Berwick – American Hockey Institute, Waterville Valley (Rink B) 3:00 pm: Exeter – Gunnery (Rink A) Watkins (Cushing) Flood-Marr

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        Fourth Annual Prep Cup

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        The 4th annual Prep Cup tournament is taking place this weekend at Lawrence Academy, Cushing Academy, Winchendon, and Groton School.  The 2001 division features the nations number 1 team according to myhockeyrankings.com in the Minutemen Flames and also Mid Fairfield (4), NJ Colonials (6) South Shore Kings (8), Boston Jr Eagles (9) Boston Bandits (13) Team Maryland (17) Mercer […]

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        National Prep Schedules and Rosters

        By   4 months ago

        If you run or have the schedule and rosters for a non-new England prep school program (Shattuck, Culver, Northwood, St. Andrew’s, Ridley College, etc.) please send it in to us and we will include it here. Shattuck-St. Mary’s: Prep Schedule Prep Roster U16 Schedule U16 Roster Bantam Roster Bantam Schedule St. Andrew’s College: Roster Schedule […]

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