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Central's Preliminary Players to Watch List

NHL Central Scouting has released its Preliminary Players to Watch List. It's a 22-page document you can link to below.

It covers all three Canadian major junior leagues, the USHL, NTDP, and Canadian Tier II leagues, e.g. AJHL, BCHL, OJHL, and the Sask League.

The Players are ranked as "A" prospects (potential 1st rounder), "B" prospects (2nd-3rd rounders), and "C" prospects (4th-5th-6th-7th rounders).

NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Players to Watch List, Oct. 2019


Beast Playoffs Program Book

The third annual Beast League playoffs get underway tommorow, Sat. Oct. 26th, and continue through Sunday. Primary venues are Rodman Arena (Walpole, Mass.) and the New England Sports Village (Attleborough, Mass.)

Click below for the tournament program book. It's a 31-page PDF with all the rosters and schedules.

2019 Beast League Playoffs Program Book


Fall Beantown, Beast Playoffs on Tap for the Weekend

The annual Fall Beantown Classic gets underway today, Thurs. Oct. 24th, and runs through Sunday the 27th. Over 160 teams (18U,16U, and 15) from across North America, and even Europe, will be on hand. In addition, eight of the 12 NCDC teams will be playing league games.

The primary venue is the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass. Additional rinks include the Worcester Ice Center (Worcester, Mass.), Navin Arena (Marlborough, Mass.), and NorthStar Ice Sports (Westborough, Mass.)

On the rosters link below, an Excel doc, there are separate tabs for each age group.

2019 Fall Beantown Classic Rosters

2019 Fall Beantown Schedule (final)

Beast Playoffs Schedule

As if there's not enough hockey to watch at the Beantown Fall Classic, the third annual Beast League playoffs are also scheduled for this weekend, Sat.-Sun. Oct. 26th-27th, with the primary rinks being Rodman Arena (Walpole, Mass.) and the New England Sports Village (Attleborough, Mass.)

2019 Beast Playoffs Schedule


|Beast Columbus Day Showcase Program Book

A couple of days ago, we posted an Excel Schedule for this weekend's Beast League Columbus Day Showcase, which runs this Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, at a number of Eastern Mass rinks, with the twin sheet venues -- New England Sports Village (Attleboro) and Rodman Arena (Walpole) --  serving as tournament central.

Now, we have something better, a complete 46-page program, with complete rosters, and a schedule that can be easily printed out and marked up to aid your weekend travels. Follow the link below.

2019 Beast League Columbus Day Showcase

Just the Schedule (2 pages)


ECEL Fall Classic Tournament Program

The East Coast Elite League (ECEL) Fall Classic starts Friday Oct. 11th and runs through Monday the 14th (Columbus Day), with teams from all over North America.

The tournament will feature two divisions:

1) The Premier Division (18U, 16U, 15U), which will play its games at the Pilgrim Arena (Hingham, Mass.) and the Boch Ice Center (Dedham, Mass.)

2) The Showcase Division (18U, 16U). Its games will be played at the Fidelity Ice Center (Worcester, Mass.) and the Wallace Civic Center (Fitchburg, Mass.)

Here's the program book. It's a 26-page PDF.

2019 ECEL Fall Classic Tournament Program Book


Beast Showcase Schedule

The Beast Columbus Day Showcase runs this Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, at a number of Eastern Mass rinks, though New England Sports Village (Attleboro) and Rodman Arena (Walpole), both with twin sheets, appear to be the nexus of the tournament.

Games will also be played at Thayer Academy, Boston College, the Essex/Middleton rink, and a couple of other barns (for a few random games).

In addition to all the Beast teams, many EHF teams will be there, e.g. Jr. Eagles, Whalers, Mid-Fairfield, the Little Bruins, the GBL Bruins. Numerous other programs from outside the region will be there as well.

2019 Beast Columbus Day Weekend Showcase Schedule