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National Rankings rank the top free agent prospects in their birth year throughout North America. These rankings do not include players who are currently playing NCAA or signed in the CHL. For information on current NCAA/CHL players check out our NHL Draft page.

Neutral Zone is a first-of-its-kind hockey scouting and news site which identifies, ranks and profiles over 16,000 NCAA and OHL prospects from across North America. The innovative site leverages top quality, unbiased scouts to evaluate players and track their progress over the course of their amateur careers.

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    March 6, 2021

    U14, U15, U16, U18: WAHA Playoffs. Top 85

    Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) Tier 1 U14-U18 Playoffs held at the Fond du Lac Blue Line Family Ice Center in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on February 26-28, 2021.  NZ watched all the games online. U14 Northeast Wisconsin Jr Gamblers – State Champion  Team Wisconsin – 2nd Place Madison Capitols – 3rd Place Milwaukee Jr…

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    March 3, 2021

    AJHL Top 65 Rankings: 2001 Birth Year

    The Alberta Junior Hockey League is one of the premier Junior A leagues in Canada. They had a brief start to the season before having to shut down due to COVID-19. Our scouting staff watched every game but will be heavily relying on the 2019-2020 season as well as previous viewings. Our list is the…

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    March 7, 2021

    NAHL Top 200 Rankings: 2001 Birth Year

    The North American Hockey League has been one of the few leagues in North America to have a “normal” season despite COVID circumstances. Our scouts have been active scouting the league and have put eyes on nearly every player in the league this season. We have compiled our mid-term rankings with the top 200 prospects…

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    March 6, 2021

    BCHL Top 70 Rankings: 2001 Birth Years

    BCHL has not had a regular season as of yet but they had a brief pre-season where our scouts were active watching each and every game. Our grades here are based slightly on the 2020-2021 pre-season but more so on the 2019-2020 season and prior. Here are our top 70 prospects who are NCAA Eligible…

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    March 3, 2021

    USHL Top 80 Rankings: 2001 Birth Year

    The USHL is one of the few leagues in North America which has been able to have a season despite COVID circumstances. Most of these players ranked have played 20+ games this season with a few having played only a handful due to injuries or quaratintine, etc. The rankings are based mostly on this years…

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    March 1, 2021

    CCHL Top 45 Rankings: 2001 Birthyears

    The CCHL had a brief preseason before being shut down by COVID-19 but they will be resuming play soon. We have ranked these players based on their 2019-2020 season and their performance in the pre-season action for 2020-2021. Some of these prospects we have had eyes on since bantams so our rankings do reflect some…

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    March 1, 2021

    Mass HS Report February: Top 150 D2 and D3

    What a strange season it’s been: fewer games, minimal fans in the rinks, playing 22 minute halves instead of 15 minute periods. It’s been a weird year. On the flip side though, there are some silver linings that people probably haven’t thought of. We at Neutral Zone, with the advent of additional video scouting and…

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    February 24, 2021

    U16: Super Series Youngstown. Top 45

    Neutral Zone observed the AAA Super Series Youngstown Showcase held in Youngstown, OH and Pittsburgh, PA between February 19th and February 21st. Some of the top U16 teams in the country were at hand to each play three games. This showcase was filled with premiere skill and talent from every team. Over three days of…

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    March 7, 2021

    USPHL Premier. Las Vegas, Fresno, Aviators and Hitmen. Top 20

    USPHL-PREMIER 03.01.21 Multi-Game: Neutral Zone Scouting attended (online) the USPHL-Premier game Las Vegas Thunderbirds vs the Fresno Monsters on March 1, 2021. This game was a divisional match-up which displayed the 1st and 2nd place teams. Lots of special teams were on display in this game as both teams showed physicality and emotion throughout. Despite…

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