Scouting Reports

Aidan Dudas signs with Owen Sound

Posted on June 10, 2016

  Aidan Dudas, the 10th overall pick in this year’s OHL Draft, signed with the Owen Sound Attack this past week. In many ways Dudas is a beacon of hope to future OHL Draft hopefuls who will see that a small kid from a lesser known program in Ontario can become a top ten pick….

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NYS 2001 Player Development Camp Top 25

Posted on June 8, 2016

Neutral Zone attended the New York State Development Camp for the 2001 birth years. Players from around the state of New York come to try out for the National Development Camp in Buffalo, NY where they would play against the best players from around the United States. We have included a report on the top 25 players at the tournament and put them into alphabetical order. We did not have enough time to concentrate on the goaltenders so we evaluated the forwards and defensemen.

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Flanagan returns to the ECAC behind the Cornell Bench

Posted on June 4, 2016

For anyone scouting in the Northeast, you know Sean Flanagan. A tireless worker who is at every rink watching every game. A former player at St. Lawrence, he has since gone on to be an assistant coach at Hobart and a Director of Hockey Operations at UMass Lowell. Five years later he returns to the…

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Against the Grain: Inside Mittelstadt’s decision to return to Eden Prairie

Posted on June 3, 2016

  More than at any other point in history, the hockey landscape facing today’s generation of amateur players is defined by an ultra-competitive, accelerated, and stop-at-nothing culture where players and families are making incredible – and often senseless – sacrifices all for the “chance” at an NCAA scholarship or CHL contract. In today’s game, players…

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Neutral Zone to Launch Women’s Hockey Scouting Website

Posted on June 3, 2016

  April 2016 marked the official launch of Neutral Zone (https://www.neutralzone.net), a first-of-its-kind amateur hockey scouting website. Since the organization was formed over a year ago, Neutral Zone staff have worked to build a robust database of men’s NCAA – Division 1 and 3 – and Canadian Hockey League prospects from throughout North America. The…

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Dylan Seitz signs with Kitchener

Posted on June 1, 2016

  The Kitchener Rangers come south of the border to sign one of their late round draft picks from the previous year’s draft in Dylan Seitz. The gritty, two-way forward was one of the youngest players in the OJHL this past season with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres and compiled a solid 13-16-26 line in 53…

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