Beantown Futures Division: Top 80

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Neutral Zone was in attendance for every day of the Beantown Classic Sunday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 16. Below is our report on the Futures Division. There were eight teams in this group and the players ranged from 2000-2002 birth years. There were no game results or statistics available. Below are 83 players that …

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2003 Crimson Combine: Top 25

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Neutral Zone attended the 2003 Crimson Combine at Harvard University on Thursday, August 17. The Harvard staff does a great job bringing together many of the top 2003 prospects in North America and this year was no different. Play was fast, skilled and was attended by scouts of all levels. There were four teams with …

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KUA’s Merritt bound for Ohio State University

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2001-born forward Arlo Merritt of Kimball Union Academy recently announced his commitment to play college hockey at Ohio State University. Merritt, a tall, athletic forward with a smooth stride, big frame, soft hands and solid offensive instincts, was a key cog in the team depth that helped lead KUA to the 2017 Elite 8 championship. …

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Beantown Prospects Division: Notables

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Neutral Zone had several scouts in Marlboro for the annual Beantown Classic August 11th-16th. Our focus was on the Pro and Futures Divisions but we also took some time to watch the two teams in the 2003/2004 Prospect Division. These players are still very young but were pre-selected by a qualified staff at Beantown to take …

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Bross heads east to join UMass Boston

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UMass Boston (NEHC) recently received a commitment from 3.25-star prospect Zack Bross from the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL. The 6’0”, 195-lb. ’96 born forward hails from Weldon Spring, Missouri and is a veteran grab for the Beacons and coach Peter Belisle. Bross is a mature, strong and smart player with a high compete level …

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Mini Chowder Cup: Top 75

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Neutral Zone had scouts in attendance at the Mini Chowder Cup July 28-30 in the Boston area. This report is mostly on 2003 Division players with some notables from the 2004 Division. Hockey Essentials White won the 2003 event over Team Quebec. Jeremy Wilmer was named MVP. Even though we had scouts there every day, we could not see …

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Kings of East Coast: Notables

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Kings of East Coast – August 6, 2017 Neutral Zone stopped in on Sunday for the Kings of the East Coast, which first took root last season at UNH. This season the venue shifted to Merrimack College, and as before, there were no shortage of D1 coaches that came out to watch the games. This …

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Junior Chowder Cup 2002 Division: Top 120

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Neutral Zone had its New England team in the stands throughout Boston area for the Junior Chowder Cup. We covered as many teams and as many players as possible but some teams we saw more than others and some we didn’t see at all. This report is on the 2002 Division. We want to note …

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