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Minnesota State Tournament: Class A Top 65 Rankings

Posted on March 20, 2017

Neutral Zone attended the Minnesota State tournament this year and ranked the top players in the Class A and Class AA divisions. The Class A Tournament saw record crowds as underdog Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake made it all the way to the finals game and took the defending champion Hermantown to overtime. The story of the Class…

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The Making of a Hobey Baker Finalist in 2017

Posted on March 17, 2017

  Ten players have named finalists for the Hobey Baker Award; the highest honor for a collegiate hockey player. We have analyzed the ten finalists to see how old they were as freshman, what leagues they came out of and where they are from. Of the ten players chosen, only three were drafted in the…

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Beantown Spring Pre-Draft Division: Top 40

Posted on March 13, 2017

Neutral Zone headed to Marlboro, MA for the annual Beantown Spring Classic March 8-10, 2017. We watched both the Draft and Pre-Draft divisions. Below is our report on the Pre-Draft division. Each Pre-Draft team had 18 skaters and there were four teams. Players in this division are birth years 2000-2001. Teams played two 25 minutes…

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NE Prep Championships: Top 70

Posted on March 11, 2017

We were in attendance for each of the three New England Prep Finals. The first game was #6 seed Pomfret vs. #5 Cushing for the Small School Finals where Pomfret scored in overtime to pull off the upset. The second game was between #3 Avon and #5 Albany Academy where Avon got on the board…

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Beantown Spring Draft Division: Top 34

Posted on March 11, 2017

Neutral Zone headed to Marlboro, MA for the annual Beantown Spring Classic March 8-10, 2017. We watched both the Draft and Pre-Draft divisions. Below is our report on the Draft division. Each Draft team had 16 skaters and there were four teams. Players in this division are birth years 1996-1999. Teams played two 25 minutes…

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USHL Scouting Report: Fargo vs. Tri City

Posted on March 9, 2017

Fargo 3 vs. Tri City 4 (OT) This was a fast pace hockey game with plenty of scoring chances and nice goals. Fargo got on the board first with Shane McMahan making a couple of moves on goalie Eric Dop and then shooting top shelf. Within 2 minutes later Wyatt Bongiovanni for Tri City scored…

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USHL Scouting Report: Madison vs. Cedar Rapids

Posted on March 8, 2017

Madison 3 vs. Cedar Rapids 1 In this matchup, we saw Cedar Rapids hosting the Madison Capitols, but weren’t able to take advantage of their home ice advantage. Madison got on the board halfway through the first period with Billy Jerry scoring on a back door goal off a nice set up by Andong Song….

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NA3HL Top Prospects Showcase: Top 50

Posted on March 7, 2017

This is the third part in our series of reports on the NAHL/NA3HL showcase February 27-28, 2017 in Plymouth, MI. Below are the NA3HL players that stood out. Grades are for this event only and in relation to others on this report. Players are listed in no particular order. Virtually all of the players below…

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NAHL Top Prospects Showcase: Top 90

Posted on March 5, 2017

This is the second in our three part report on the NAHL Top Prospects tournament in Plymouth, MI on February 27-28, 2017. Below are evaluations on every NAHL skater (non goalie). We placed each player in a grade category of A, B or C. All of the players here are very good and grades are…

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Top 25 Uncommitted NAHL Prospects

Posted on March 4, 2017

Neutral Zone sent two scouts to Plymouth, MI for the annual NAHL Top Prospects event February 27-28, 2017. We will publish three separate reports from this event. This will be followed by a report on every skater from the Top Prospects and then our top 50 NA3HL players in Plymouth. The Top Prospects Tournament showcased…

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