Scouting Reports

Exeter Showcase Report

Posted on September 21, 2016

  Neutral Zone spent time at the Exeter, NH Showcase this past weekend.   A wide range of ability with the teams involved. The East Coast Wizards showed up on the final day, but we could not find a roster to complete a write-up.   They were, as always, very strong with many talented kids who play…

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AYHL Report: NJ Avalanche U16 vs. Mercer U16

Posted on September 20, 2016

NJ Avs Premier 7 @ Mercer Elite 0 U16 9/18/16

The score was showed how the game went.  All Avs in this one. In all fairness they are a national bound team and Mercer is all 2001. That being said Mercer will be a pretty good team as we go on. No Dowd (injured) or Tabakin (USNDT call up).



Ryan Willett L 5’09 165 Avs 00

A three-point day and was the best forward shift in, shift out, in the game. He combines hockey sense, hands and tenacity.


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Motor City Cup: Top 35 Rankings (U15, U16, U18)

Posted on September 19, 2016

The Motor City Cup has historically been a great venue to get an early season glimpse of the top midget teams in the Michigan region as well as a few sleepers from some other programs as well. This year with the creation of the USHL Fall Classic, the U16 Division took a hit as many

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A Development Focus: The Harrison Roy Story

Posted on September 18, 2016

  Every hockey player’s love for the game is built on a foundation of humble beginnings. In the case of Harrison Roy, that love for the sport started when his feet first touched the ice at age 3 and he joined his first organized team at age 5. I have been in the Boston Bandits organization ever since…

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London vs. Cambridge Minor Midget Scouting Report

Posted on September 18, 2016

London and Cambridge faced off on September 15, 2016 at Galt Arena Gardens in Cambridge. London took the win in the Minor Midget – Alliance game 6 to 2. Below is the game report.

Brett Budgell #7 (L, London Knights, 2001) B+  Smooth skating center/winger has been a nice addition to London this year.  Plays well in both ends of the ice.  Scored one and set up two powerplay goals in the game vs Cambridge.  Hockey IQ and passing ability were shown on the two powerplay goals as Brett quarterbacked the PP and set up a number of dangerous scoring chances.  Brett is a power forward with hands, approx. 6 feet tall and moves very well for a big player.  Brett’s goal in the game was a highlight reel goal as he drove wide on the D and beat the goalie with a shot on the glove side.

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ECC Labor Day Cup: Top 45 (U14, U16, U18)

Posted on September 18, 2016

  For NZ Scouts, Labor Day Weekend is exactly that, labor intensive. With well over 100 teams consisting of four age groups, U18, U16, U15 and U14 there was a lot of exciting hockey played in both Salem, NH and Canton, MA.  A few NHL scouts and many Division 1 teams were in the stands….

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USPHL Game of the Week

Posted on September 17, 2016

South Shore Kings 6 @ Okanagan Eagles 1; September 14th, 2016 Neutral Zone made the drive to the Foxboro Sports center on Wednesday for the first USPHL Premier game of the 2016-17 season. The NZ USPHL Game of the Week was between the South Shore Kings and the Okanagan Eagles. Both teams call Foxboro home so the

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EHL Game of the Week

Posted on September 15, 2016

Northern Cyclones 4 @ EC Wizards 2; September 13th, 2016 Neutral Zone started the EHL season on Tuesday as we headed to Bedford, MA to watch the EC Wizards take on the Northern Cyclones. Play was sloppy early as can be expected in both teams’ first games. As the game moved

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OJHL Scouting Report: Trenton Golden Hawks vs. Lindsay Muskies

Posted on September 14, 2016

  Neutral Zone headed to Trenton on Wednesday, September 14 to watch the Lindsay Muskies play the Trenton Golden Hawks in early season OJHL action. The following players were the top two forwards and top two defense of the game. Above are their names and letter grades in this game. Forward: A Lucas Brown (R, 5’10”/190…

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Neutral Zone Tournament Schedule: September

Posted on September 13, 2016

  NHL/NCAA/CHL/Junior coaches and scouts have asked us at Neutral Zone to give them an idea of what we will be covering this month. Most of these tournaments will have reports after the tournament concludes, however, we ask for some patience as several events have multiple scouts in attendance so it takes time to put…

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