USA Select 17 Player Development Camp Rankings

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Neutral Zone scouts were in attendance for every game of the USA Hockey Select 17 National  Player Development Camp this summer in Buffalo, NY. The tournament is a collection of the best 180 players (minus NTDP) in the 2000 age group as deemed by USA Hockey officials throughout the country. As is the case every …

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Western Prospects Bantams Showcase: Top 30

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NEUTRAL ZONE’S WESTERN PROSPECTS TOP 30 SKATERS Neutral Zone attended the Western Canada Showcase on July 17-21 in Regina, Saskatchewan. We saw each team play once as well as the All-Star game. The event attracted players from the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Additionally, a few US prospects attended as well. In …

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Chowder Cup: 60 Standouts

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Neutral Zone was in attendance at the Chowder Cup in Canton, Attleboro, Walpole and Foxboro, MA on July 13th through 16th. There were two divisions: College Open (1998-2000 birth year – Five 2001’s allowed per team) and Jr. A (1997-1999 birth year). We watched both the Jr. A and College Open Division, however, with 135+ …

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Ian Moran hired as Head Scout in New England

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Ian Moran, the 15 year NHLer, has signed on with Neutral Zone as their Head Scout in New England, filling the role of Brian Murphy who was promoted to Director of U.S. scouting earlier in the month. Moran grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but moved to the Boston region where he attended Belmont Hill. After a four-year …

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Next Level Prospects: Notables

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Reaching the Next Level at Next Level Prospects Showcase – July 9, 2017 Some summer tournaments are valuable on an annual basis not because of the headlines they draw but because they represent a great way to uncover talent that doesn’t get scouted on a consistent basis. Next Level Prospects Showcase (NLPS) in Hudson, NH …

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2003 Michigan Bantam Fest: Top 30

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2003 Players Bantam Fest This was week two of Bantam fest is Sault Ste. Marie, MI with the 2003 age group playing. Neutral Zone was able to watch all 6 teams play at least 3 games each. There were some intense games with plenty of physical play, skill and great goaltending. This was our first …

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Liberty Bell Games: Top 80

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2017 Liberty Bell Games 6/2-6/4 As usual the Liberty Bell Games had a strong cross section of Atlantic and Southeastern talent, there was not a single player that did not belong here and the fact that some good ones did not make our list proves that. It is vital to note that at LBG there …

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2002 Michigan Bantam Fest: Top 35

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2002 Michigan Bantam fest This is a week long camp consisting of dryland, lectures, practice and games in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The Orange team dominated the games against the opposition with great players like Antonio Stanges, Mitchell Smith, Garrett Steele, Tanner Kelly, Tiernan Shoudy and goalies Joseph Tynan and Xavier Medina. There was plenty …

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