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Atlantic District Festival ’00, ’01, ’02: 120 Players

Posted on May 31, 2017

2017 Atlantic District Try Out Festival Selection The final 80 for 02, 01 and 00’s gathered on May 20-21, 2017 in Vorhees, NJ for a run at selection for the Festival and District teams. There were some tough decisions to be made and a few pleasant surprises. Some minor disclaimers: as we had no updated…

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MA Final 40: ’00, ’01, ’02 Evaluations

Posted on May 24, 2017

Massachusetts High Performance Final 40 With Massachusetts Hockey’s Festival selections narrowed down to the Final 40, we headed to Marlboro May 20-21, 2017. There were two teams in each age division and they played each other twice. Each team consisted of 12 forwards and six defensemen. Many players we watched in all 3 ages groups…

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Pre Draft: 100 Players

Posted on May 22, 2017

Neutral Zone headed to the annual Pre-Draft showcase on May 12-14, 2017 just south of Boston. There were 100 teams in attendance. We primarily focused on finding players that we have not evaluated before. In addition, we also commented on players below that we have seen/had rated but we felt played in a way that…

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OHL Gold Cup: Top 30

Posted on May 16, 2017

OHL Gold Cup Top Players Top 30 Information is based on the OHL Gold Cup tournament played in Kitchener from May 4-7, 2017.  The tournament is an 8 team all-star team tournament made up of 2001 born players. 2 teams represented the GTHL, 2 teams represented the OMHA, 1 team from the Alliance, 1 team…

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Mass Festival ’00, ’01, ’02 Notables

Posted on May 15, 2017

Charting Progress at MA Festival – May 7, 2017 Every year in May at New England Sports Center, the annual USA Hockey regional progress report that is the Massachusetts Festival is held. This year, we saw the beginning of a new tournament format with the evaluation split into two weekends in May. What you see…

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From Both Sides of the Aisle: CHL vs. NCAA

Posted on May 12, 2017

The CHL vs. NCAA debate has gone on for long before Neutral Zone and will likely continue well into the future. As a staff spread out throughout North America we wanted to shed some light on the topic from a neutral, unbiased perspective. Our scouts provide a unique perspective as we have both NCAA and…

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USHL Phase 1 Draft Recap: Sioux Falls Stampede

Posted on May 10, 2017

As a continuation of our USHL Phase 1 Draft Coverage. Neutral Zone scouts give an inside look at each teams selections, where they came from and what their game is. Star ratings and ranking information is for subscribers only, but we give commentary on each player and our scouts give their take on the teams…

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USHL Phase 1 Draft Recap: Tri City Storm

Posted on May 9, 2017

As a continuation of our USHL Phase 1 Draft Coverage. Neutral Zone scouts give an inside look at each teams selections, where they came from and what their game is like. Star ratings and ranking information is for subscribers only, but we give commentary on each player and our scouts give their take on the…

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Minnesota High Performance U14: Top 60

Posted on May 4, 2017

Minnesota High Performance 2002s On April 21st-23rd in Minnesota, the top players in the ’02, ’01, and ’00 age group converge on Plymouth Ice Center, a three sheet facility in the West Metro of the Twin Cities to determine who advances to the USA Hockey National Developmental Camps in July. At the 2002 age level,…

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OJHL Combine Player Evaluations

Posted on May 2, 2017

Neutral Zone evaluated all players who attended the OJHL combine April 6-9, 2017 in Oshawa, ON. Below are our reports. Players are young and reports are for this event only. Each player (except for the two late additions) have a profile with NZ which you can access by clicking on his name. Almost every player…

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