NTDP Evaluation Camp Rankings

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Neutral Zone scouts were in attendance for the entire NTDP Evaluation Camp. While we would have had some different players invited, overall it was a good crop of talent headlined by Jack Hughes, this years soon to be OHL first overall pick. He was a full cut above the rest and cemented his place as …

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AYHL U18 Final: Top 20

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Neutral Zone watched the U18 final between the NJ Avalanche and the Junior Flyers. We also watched the Team Maryland 15U goalie who played up and was great in the American Division. The Flyers vs. Avs game was utter dominance by NJ in the first two periods but Gibson kept the Flyers in it in …

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AYHL U16 Playoffs: Top 30

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Neutral Zone checked out the U16 AYHL playoffs. As most expected, the NJ Avalance won but the Titans gave them a bit of a run. The champs won two games. The Virtua game was a 6-2 win but chippy and nasty all the way. It was only 1-0 after one but the Avs had a …

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AYHL U15 Playoffs: Top 20

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Neutral Zone attended the AYHL playoffs in March. Unlike the U14 Division, this was a competitive group with only one blow out. The NJ Avalanche took home the title. Below are some notes on each team along with the players we feel stood out. Grades are for the playoffs only and in relation to others …

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AYHL U14 Playoffs: Top 35

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Neutral Zone attended the AYHL playoffs this March. At the U14 level, it all came down to what most expected; a great Devils/Colonials final. Here are a few notes on each team followed by player reports on those that stood out here. Grades are for this event only. Each player has a Neutral Zone profile …

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OHL Draft Top 300 Ontario Rankings

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After the OHL Cup in March, our Ontario staff met in Toronto to produce our Top 300 OHL Draft Eligible Ontario Rankings. These rankings only include players who are currently playing in Ontario and are eligible for the OHL Draft. #1 Jack Hughes (LC, Toronto Marlies, ’01) Rating 5.0  Hughes is the only 5.0 star prospect …

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Minnesota Bantam AA State Tournament: Top 36

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The Minnesota Bantam AA State tournament was held in Marshall, MN and Neutral Zone made the trek to the southwestern area of the State unsure what to expect. We couldn’t have been more impressed with what was one of the nicest facilities we’ve seen this season. Red Baron Arena boosted a 14 x 24-foot-tall HD …

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Marlin Muylaert promoted to Neutral Zone Director of Canadian Scouting

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Former NCAA, CIS coach and OHL scout to lead all Canadian amateur scouting efforts PORT PERRY, Ontario – Neutral Zone, LLC., today announced the promotion of Marlin Muylaert to the position of Director of Canadian Scouting.  Muylaert, who previously focused on scouting the Ontario region as Director of Ontario Scouting, will now coordinate Neutral Zone’s …

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GOJHL Playoffs: Ancaster vs. Caledonia

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Caledonia Covairs vs. Ancaster Avalanche – Game 1 GOJHL Playoffs March 15, 2017. Final score: Caledonia 7 Ancaster 2 Grades are for this game only. Ancaster Owen Norton (Defence, R, 5’11” 160 lbs, Ancaster Avalanche, Jun/98) – Owen was good, not as good as the previous playoff game we saw against Fort Erie but that …

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Massachusetts Super 8: Top 40

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Neutral Zone had had three scouts combine to scout the Massachusetts Super 8 tournament. Below is a report of the player we feel stood out. Players did well to make this list and grades are for these games only. The annual tournament in Massachusetts was as wide open as we can remember in recent years …

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