NZ Scout Profile: Ryan Goethals

Posted on March 9, 2020

Over the next several weeks, Neutral Zone will be publishing features on our scouts. These guys are in the rinks all over North America and the world covering players for our site. Ryan Goethals covers bantam, midget and junior in Manitoba for Neutral Zone and also scouts for the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the…

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Interview: Brown Adds Sizeable Forward Dean Bauchiero

Posted on March 7, 2020

Last month, Brown received a commitment from 6-foot-3 Salisbury forward Dean Bauchiero, a 3.75-star player from nearby Southington, Conn. Bauchiero will turn 18 later this year, but we’ve been following him since he was a U14 player at The Cup North American Championship in 2017. This season as a junior, Bauchiero has 10 goals and…

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Interview: Greg Barnych Talks Committing to Curry, How Juniors Benefitted Him

Posted on March 4, 2020

Earlier this week, it was announced that P.A.L. Junior Islanders forward Greg Barnych had committed to Curry College. Barnych is currently in his second season with the Islanders. A Long Island native — he’s from Smithtown, N.Y. — Barnych came up through the Long Island Royals and also played at St. Anthony’s High School before…

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Coaches, New Facility Attract McElaney to Colby

Posted on January 11, 2020

Dexter Southfield forward John McElaney began looking at schools his junior year, but once he visited Colby, he knew the search was over. Between the coaches and the new facilities being built on campus, Colby was the place McElaney wanted to play his college hockey. Dexter is 13-1 this season, and McElaney has 10 points…

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Brandon Milberg Commits to Rising Atlantic Program Sacred Heart

Posted on December 23, 2019

Lawrence Academy goalie Brandon Milberg committed to Sacred Heart last week, joining a program that is making noise in college hockey this season and seems to be on the rise. Milberg is originally from Ontario but moved to New England to play prep hockey last season. In 13 games for Lawrence Academy last season, Milberg…

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Harrison Roy Focuses on his Complete Game Ahead of Joining BC

Posted on December 19, 2019

Harrison Roy recently announced that he had committed to play his college hockey at Boston College. The Lakeville, Mass. native, who was originally committed to Maine as a 16-year-old, has six points in 16 games in the USHL this season, including a pair of points since he joined Des Moines in a trade seven games…

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Michael Rubin Became Merrimack's First 2003 Recruit

Posted on December 16, 2019

Merrimack College received a commitment from its first 2003-born recruit, defenseman Michael Rubin, just before Thanksgiving. Rubin is a 4-star recruit who has good size already at 16 years old. “Is a surprisingly nimble defender who is listed on the roster at 6’1 180,” our scouts said this fall. “He has good size and does…

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Interview: Ben Steeves Will Carve His Own Path at UMD

Posted on December 13, 2019

The Steeves family are no strangers to college hockey. Matthew Steeves is a junior at Notre Dame and his brother, Alex, is a sophomore for the Fighting Irish. Now, it’s the youngest brother’s turn to make his mark on college hockey. Last week, two-time defending national champion, Minnesota-Duluth, received a commitment from Ben Steeves, a…

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Interview: Jackson Legro Doing Everything He Can To Be Ready for College Hockey

Posted on December 12, 2019

Jackson Legro is doing everything he can to make sure he’s ready for college hockey. Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing close to 200 pounds, Legro knew he wanted to develop the physical side of his game more this season, making the jump from the USPHL and Tier I to junior hockey. After a camp with…

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Interview: Thomas Daskas’ Development with Lone Star Leads to Air Force Commitment

Posted on December 9, 2019

’99-born winger Thomas Daskas is well traveled. The Michigan native has experience in the T1EHL and has played parts of three junior hockey seasons in the CCHL and NAHL. This season, the 6-foot-2 foward has seen his offensive totals explode, with 26 points (10g-16a) in 30 games. The development in his game has earned him a commitment…

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