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Nicholas Vantassell Has Some Interesting Tools

Vantassell is a 6-3 ¾, 190 pound right wing who plays for the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL hails from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. It’s a town known for having the corporate headquarters for Verizon Wireless and a few more companies. Surely, it must have a bit more an

Gleb Veremyev Is Trending Up Towards the 2022 NHL Draft

Gleb Veremyev was a player I’d seen before in this calendar year. I’ve been to Plymouth, Michigan a lot lately for various games and camps. He's improved a lot since the beginning of this season. This New Jersey-born left wing is a fun player to watch. “I live in Monroe Township

Connor Kurth Hopes A Big Season Gets Him Drafted

Connor Kurth is a right wing who is in the midst of his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints. He scored 41 points in 52 games last season, and in 2021-22 his scoring has been elevated. His 27 points and 13 goals in 20 games will obliterate what he

Matty Beniers Rise To The Top of the 2021 NHL Draft

Matty Beniers hasn’t been hiding. He hasn’t come out of nowhere. Nobody is surprised to see him performing at a high level. He’s had an interesting path this season, and through it all, the talented center has continued to see his draft stock rise. Beniers has a great cutting motion in

Future Stars USHL Edition

Here are some younger players to watch: Danil Gushchin – 5-9, 161 – Muskegon - He’s a 2002 birthdate. This Russian has speed, feistiness on defense, enough to play the PK. He had a goal and an assist in one period but has been solid every time I’ve seen him. Sean Farrell

2018 USHL Fall Classic Day 1 Observations

I spent all morning on the road and the rest of the day and night at the rink. I saw some great games that featured some talented players. This is the start of their regular season so keep that in mind. The first three are goalies. Wouter Peeters – 6-4, 205

Mathias Emilio Pettersen – The Next Norwegian Sensation

Whenever NHL fans talk about hockey players out of Norway, Mats Zuccarello is the gold standard. Compared to any other Norwegian NHLer, his 262 points is a cut above. The next Norwegian player we’ll start to talk about is Mathias Emilio Pettersen. Pettersen, 17 (his birthday is April 3rd), will be

Noah Cates Is Wise Beyond His Years

Some players stand out in development camps because of their play. Noah Cates certainly did that. I felt like it took him a day to get used to the talent level and by Day 2 I gave him this report: Noah Cates – 6-1, 165 – LW – Stillwater High School