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

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By   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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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    #BuildingASU, Interview with Sun Devils Head Coach Greg Powers

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    By   3 days 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   5 days 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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    Minnesota HS Preseason Top Ten: Hornets favored for the Three-Peat

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    By   1 week ago

    Below are our Minnesota HS Preseason Top 10. We’ll update this intermittently through the season. We’ll have more on our preview of the HS hockey season later, including our players to watch and Mr. Hockey front-runners among others. Scrimmages get underway this weekend. We didn’t talk to any of the coaches of these teams, simply used what […]

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    OTB 2014 All-Elite League Teams

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    As we close the book on this fall’s Elite League season, we’ve chosen three ‘all-league’ teams from our viewings. To clarify, these in particular aren’t based on any projections or scouting – they’re solely who we felt were the most impactful players from the regular season Elite League games we saw, a number of weekends in New […]

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    Leagues of Their Own: New Jersey Rockets

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    By   4 weeks ago

    A year ago, when USA Hockey rejected all requests from bantam major players for waivers to bypass the midget circuits and head directly to junior hockey, plates began to shift in the amateur hockey world. The most highly-publicized response from USA Hockey’s decision was astounding American defense prospect (now-Sarnia Sting and likely future Team Canada star) […]

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    Select 70 Uncommitted Prospects Ranking, October 2014

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    By   1 month ago

    Here is our latest ranking of uncommitted college hockey prospects. This particular list is the conclusion of our time in the rink following Select 15 camp in New York this summer, numerous summer tournaments, and checking in on the major AAA hockey circuits (HPHL, Tier 1, NAPHL) as well as independent teams, the Minnesota High […]

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    Recruiting Notebook, Weeks 3 and 4

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    It was a hectic September, full of new information and commitments, so we will have a ton of content coming down the pipe this month. First, though, I wanted to catch up on some interesting links and storylines heading into the first weekend of exhibition play. Also, we had a photographer at the All-American Prospects […]

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    2014 College Hockey Recruiting Class Rankings

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    By   2 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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      TSN to Broadcast 37 Division 1 College Hockey Games This Winter in Canada

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      By   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   3 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

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      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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        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

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        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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        Fall 2014 HS Elite League Schedule

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        The 2014 Fall High School Elite League (Minnesota) has released it’s schedule, click here to view it in PDF form. You can see the league’s rosters and committed players list here.

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        Team Wisconsin Releases Rosters

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        Team Wisconsin released the rosters for their three before/after teams, playing at the U18, U16 and U14 level. You can find them on the TW website, or peruse the rosters here. Three big losses for TW are Sam McCormick (OSU), Kevin Conley (Denver) and Carver Watson (Uncommitted 98 D), all moving on to the USHL from the U16s. […]

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        2014 Minnesota High School Elite League Rosters

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        By   4 months ago

        The Elite League announced this season’s rosters today. Below is a brief breakdown of players involved and NCAA recruits. At the bottom of this page are the rosters in there entirety as of July 18th, 2014. We’ll have more on the Elite League as the opening day inches closer. For the rest of summer, Minnesota’s Bantam […]

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        Why you shouldn’t buy a US-to-Europe flight more than two months in advance

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        For the scouts and parents/players/coaches who may be going abroad for hockey (or other reasons), Quartz had a good piece on why you should hold off on buying those expensive flights early: “Kayak found that the cheapest fares from the US to Africa were just 33 days before departure, while the cheapest to Europe were 53 […]

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        USHL Regular Season Schedule is Out

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        The USHL’s 2014-15 Regular Season is out, sans the dormant Indiana Ice and featuring the addition of expansion franchises Madison (WI) and Bloomington (IL): USHL Schedule

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        USA 2014 Ivan Hlinka Roster

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        By   5 months ago

        Forwards Name S/C Ht (cm) Wt (kg) Birthdate Hometown 2013-14 Team Karch Bachman L 5-11 (180) 178 (81) 3/10/97 Wolcottville, Ind. Culver Academies Prep (HPHL) Brock Boeser R 6-0 (183) 190 (86) 2/25/97 Burnsville, Minn. Burnsville High School Brent Gates L 6-2 (188) 190 (86) 8/12/97 Grand Rapids, Mich. Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) Matt Filipe […]

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