Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Other Eligible 2013 NHL Draft College Prospects

In addition to the USHL list, there are a handful of other B rated players from the Junior A and High School leagues who are still uncommitted.  There are plenty of C rated players too, but no A players.

B Rated Players
G - Evan Cowley - Wichita Falls-NAHL
F - Tyler Hill - Hotchkiss Prep
F - Connor Hurley - Edina HS
F - Thomas Vannelli - Minnetonka HS

All eyes and ears are on the players listed above, as they are likely receiving a solid amount of recruiting attention.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Rankings - 2013 Draft

The preliminary list of USHL prospects for the 2013 NHL draft has been released, and as is typical, the vast majority of the college eligible prospects have already committed.  However, there are still four players available and should be hot commodities in the near future.

D - Zack Pittman - Lincoln
F - Frederick Tiffels - Muskegon
G - Sean Romeo - Youngstown
G - Hunter Miska - USNTDP

Friday, October 26, 2012

Early Stat Leaders

The players below are eligible, uncommitted, and have impressive early stats.  They are not necessarily the leaders in their respective leagues, but what they've accomplished (from a stats perspective) may be particularly remarkable considering their age, team performance, stature, position, or some other factor.  There's no doubt that a few of these players will have bright collegiate futures.

Clay Anderson
Cedar Rapids-USHL
Dalen Hedges
Demico Hannoun
Jordan Greenway
Shattuck U16
Kyle Schmidt
Mark Evan Auk
Port Huron-NAHL
Matt Benning
Max Becker
Shattuck Prep
Mitch Eden
Prince George-BCHL
Shane Piling
TJ Moore
Benilde-St. Margaret's HS
Tristan Keck

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hockey Prospect Stat Links

With the exception of the Minnesota State High School League, the stat links on the right side of the page have all been updated.  Many of the best Minnesota and Wisconsin high school hockey players are currently playing in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League.  It's a short season and not entirely inclusive, but it's still VERY relevant in terms of college hockey prospects.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch

Hot off the presses from NHL Central Scouting, here are the eligible, A or B rated, uncommitted players to watch for the 2013 draft.

A Players
D - Ian McCoshen - Waterloo-USHL

B Players
F - Tyler Hill - Muskegon-USHL
F - Zach Glienke - Eagan HS
F - Connor Hurley - Edina HS
F - Avery Peterson - Grand Rapids HS
D - Parker Reno - Edina HS
D - Thomas Vannelli - Minnetonka HS

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fargo Force Roster

The USHL's Fargo Force has released their preseason roster and was nice enough to include college commitments.  In case you don't want to click through, I'll list the uncommitted players below, youngest to oldest.  In lieu of stats and scouting reports, the relative youth of a player who is able to make a USHL roster is often a helpful indicator.

F - Michael Booth - 96
F - Pavel Zykov - 95
F - Jared Dedenbach - 94
F - Gage Torrel - 94
F - Nate Arentz - 94
D - Chris Buchanan - 94
D - Neil Goff - 93
F - Ryan Kraft - 93
G - Aaron Nelson - 93
F - Austin Adduono - 93
F - Jay Dickman - 93
F - Tyler Rhem - 93
F - Stanislov Dzakhov - 93
G - Andrew Pikul - 93
F - Taylor Fleming - 93
D - Charlie Hemstrom - 93
F - Emil Romig - 92
D - Dominic Rocobaldo - 92
F - Jordan Nelson - 92

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Who's Hot?

My opinion is that Ian McCoshen is the most sought after prospect yet to commit. Do you agree? Tell me in the comments if you know of somebody better.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

USHL Rosters

USHL protected lists.  Sorry, I'm not going to break out which ones are not committed... at least not today.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Calling All Scouts

Okay, so I thought I was going to get some scouting help a while back, but that didn't pan out.  So, here I'm left with a blog that gets a fair amount of traffic (mostly due to the links on the right) and very little for content.  I'l love to add my expert opinion, but frankly I don't get out to watch as much youth hockey as I like.  Most of the stuff I've posted in the past is scraped from statistics or official releases.  That's decent stuff too, but I'd love to get some more expert opinions and make the the best free resource on the web for folks interested in college hockey recruiting.

So here's the deal: you see those ads on the right?  Well, I get paid to have those on this site.  It's not a lot, but that's probably because I have to make this site a lot more popular first.  However, for the right individual's help, I'd be willing to split whatever money I make.  So who am I looking for?  I'm looking for somebody who goes to a variety of youth hockey events for fun to pass along their observations. This isn't a call for somebody who watches a relative play on just one team in just one league.  I really would like somebody who does this as a hobby, as it's important they don't consider this a job (because it doesn't pay that much).  Also, it'd be extremely nice if you have a background in hockey enough so that you really know what you're talking about.  If your interested in the job, shoot me an email...


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Team USA for Ivan Hlinka Tournament

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I thought I'd let you all know which eligible members of Team USA for the Ivan Hlinka Tournament (8/13-8/17) have yet to commit to a college program.  This team is usually a good indicator of high demand prospects.  All of these players were born in 1995.

G - Thatcher Demko - Omaha-USHL
D - Teemu Kivihalme - Burnsville H.S.
D - Parker Reno - Edina H.S.
D - Tom Vannelli - Minnetonka H.S.
F - Jason Cotton - Colorado Thunderbirds U16
F - Karson Kuhlman - Cloquet H.S.
F - Corey Ronan - St. Sabastian's H.S.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

All New England Team

I don't always do a very great job with the eastern prospects, so even though this is a bit dated, I thought I'd share with the the All New England prep school players who haven't committed yet.

Marc Biega - (Sr/D) - Salisbury
Colin Sullivan - (Sr/D) - Avon Old Farms
Michael Santaguida - (Sr/G) - Avon Old Farms
David Cunningham - (Sr/G) - Belmont Hill

Monday, April 9, 2012

NHL Central Scouting College Prospects

I imagine these eligible college hockey prospects will be receiving a fair amount of recruiting attention, especially if NHL Central Scouting thinks they're likely candidates for the 2012 NHL Draft.

101 – F – Adam Gilmour – Nobles Prep
103 – F – Alex Gonye – Deerfield Prep
165 – F – Alexander Kerfoot – Coquitlam-BCHL
176 – D – Matt Benning – Spruce Grove-AJHL
198 – D – Mackenzie Weegar – Nepean-CCHL
203 – F – Jay Dickman – St. Paul Johnson HS
210 – F – Zach Pryzbek – Salisbury Prep

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

More to Come

Good news everybody! I'm going to be updating this blog again, bigger and better than before. I have some people helping with the technical and editorial duties now, so I'm going to see if I can make this blog worthy of visiting for something other than the link to the recruit list.

I'm not sure of the timetable yet, so check back often for updates.