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AYHL Report: Team Maryland vs. Mercer Chiefs u16 Elite

Posted on September 30, 2016

 

AYHL Report: Team Maryland U16 Elite @ Mercer U16 Elite   9/24/16

More of slower tempo game but there were players to keep an eye on for both teams.  All players have potential; some have real upside.  Team Maryland edged out Mercer 2-0.

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Connor Tait R 6’00 175 01 Team Maryland

Bottom line, he is a finisher. Scored both TM goals.  God skater with excellent shot. Good hands. Good work ethic. Finds open ice and but not afraid of danger zones. Gets back well for being a scorer. Good size.

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EHL Game of the week; Boston Bandits and NH Monarchs

Posted on September 30, 2016

Boston Bandits 6 @ NH Monarchs 1; September 28th, 2016 Neutral Zone drove to Bridgewater, MA to watch the NH Monarchs at the Boston Bandits in an EHL matchup of first place teams on Wednesday. The Bandits entered the game at 4-1 and the Monarchs at 4-0. Despite the hype, the game was never really…

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Alliance Major Bantam Showcase: September 23-25

Posted on September 30, 2016

  Neutral Zone attended the Alliance Major Bantam (2002’s) Showcase from September 23-25, 2016. The following names are players who jumped out to our scouts and their respective letter grade. The article is organized from Forwards, to Defenseman, to Goalies. FORWARDS A Andrew Casasanta (L, 5-5/146, Brantford 99ers, 2002) Casasanta is Brantford’s captain and PP quarterback….

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EHL Bedford Showcase

Posted on September 26, 2016

Neutral Zone attended the EHL Showcase in Bedford on Sunday, September 25th and watched four match ups (Valley Warriors vs NJ Rockets; Boston Bandits vs Philadelphia Little Flyers; Walpole Express vs. Philadelphia Jr Flyers; and East Coast Wizards vs Philadelphia Revolution).   After watching the day of games, the following players had good showings. Many…

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GOJHL Report: Leamington Flyers vs. London Nationals

Posted on September 25, 2016

Leamington Flyers took on the London Nationals in a game on September 22nd, 2016. Good potential on both London and Leamington. London took the win 5-3.

Liam Hogan #13 (L, 5-7/155, 1997)
Hogan is in his second year with the Flyers. He is a shifty forward who shows confidence with the puck in traffic. He is good on faceoffs and is willing to hold onto the puck and show poise to make a play in the offensive zone. Although he is on the smaller side, Hogan is not afraid to go to the dirty areas.   Grade: B+

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Upper Midwest HS Elite League Week 2: Top 28

Posted on September 24, 2016

Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League showcased week #2 of their schedule up in Grand Rapids, MN. The showcase featured 4 of the league’s 8 teams as Great Plains, North, Northeast and Northwest faced off during the weekend. The league features the best High School hockey players from the states of Minnesota, North

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NV River Rats Jamboree Top 75 (U18 Division)

Posted on September 24, 2016

NZ had three scouts at the NV River Rats Jamboree which was originally set for Canton, MA but moved to Marlborugh. The tournament organizers did a nice job pulling it all together and there were schedules, rosters and food readily available for scouts. This showcase was a good preview of players before the Labor Day

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The Road Less Traveled: The Ryan O’Connell Story

Posted on September 22, 2016

  Growing up in Gloucester, ON, Canada, a suburb of Ottawa, Ryan O’Connell fell in love with the game of hockey at an early age. At age four he laced up the skates for the first time, and hasn’t looked back since. “Both my parents grew up in a hockey environment where my dad played…

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AYHL Report: Virtua vs. CT Wolpack

Posted on September 21, 2016

 

Virtua was all over the CT Wolfpack in this one, holding a 50 to 10 shot advantage. The final score here was 9-2. Some players were all over the ice for Vitrtua, creating offense and getting back fast enough to play defense.

 

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Maxim Kuznetsov L 5’09 170 Virtua U16 Late 00

Max had a strong game scoring a couple of goals and being an offensive presence. The first thing you notice is his skating, he is quick and has good acceleration, His hands enable him to create and he is a patient player who sees the ice well. He seems to be getting more assertive going into the danger zones as his game is maturing.

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Mass Tier 1 Labor Day Showcase: Top 110 (U14, U16, U18)

Posted on September 21, 2016

Neutral Zone went to the Mass Tier 1 Labor Day Invite in Foxboro, Walpole and Marlborough. Our focus was on the U16 Atlantic/Pacific Red and the U18 Elite East/West. Play overall was good. The Midget Minor division winner was the Buffalo Junior Sabres as they played a solid team game from the net out. The

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