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Jr. Bruins Shootout NCDC: Top 50

Posted on September 30, 2017

Neutral Zone was in attendance at the Jr. Bruin’s Showcase in Marlboro, MA on September 23rd – 25th. We used this time to get our first in-depth look at the new National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC). We were able to catch each team in the league at least once during the weekend event. For the…

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BCHL: Penticton @ Alberni

Posted on September 24, 2017

League: British Columbia Hockey League Home team: Alberni Valley Bulldogs (2) Visiting team: Penticton Vees (3) Rink: Prospera Centre, Chilliwack BC. Event: 2017 Bauer BCHL Showcase Date: September 22nd, 2017 Game Time: 4pm (PT) Age Group: Junior A (97’-01’ birth year) Introduction: Opening game for these two teams in the Bauer BCHL Showcase. Alberni had…

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Motor City Cup U16: Top 35 Rankings

Posted on September 23, 2017

The U16 players played in Taylor, Mi. between September 15-17 with four teams from the East Coast versus four teams from Michigan. Little Caesars dominated this weekend by winning  all four games.  New Jersey won three games with their sole loss coming to Little Caesars by a score of 3-1. Forwards A Antonio Stranges #40…

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Western States Bantam Invite: Top 29 Rankings

Posted on September 22, 2017

  On September 8-10th, Neutral Zone exchanged the beautiful, sunny weather for the dry cold of the Bloomington Ice Gardens in Bloomington, MN for the first ever Western States Bantam Invite. It was a six-team showcase featuring the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars Elite, Colorado Thunderbirds, RHA (Winnipeg), Gentry Academy (Minnesota), and Great Plains (Minnesota).  Great…

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CCHL Labor Day Showcase: Top 200 Prospects

Posted on September 22, 2017

Neutral Zone sent 5 scouts to Kanata, ON for the CCHL Showcase to get a head start on one of Ontario’s premier junior hockey destinations. The level of play was solid and the event was well run, allowing scouts ample opportunity to see each team play 3 games. There was a mix of NHL, NCAA…

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EHL: NY Applecore @ Wilkes-Barre

Posted on September 20, 2017

Sunday September 17, 2017 @ 1400 Revolution Ice Center New York Applecore @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Plenty of time to see the special teams play in this game as the teams combined for 40 minutes in the box on 16 penalties. Applecore was caught with too many men three times in the first 25 minutes. The…

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Following his Father’s Footsteps: The Jack York Story

Posted on September 19, 2017

Following in his Father’s Footsteps: The Jack York Story By Mike Beasley By all accounts, it appears that Jack York has taken a bite out of an apple that has fallen from the family tree. That tree is in the backyard of his home in Ottawa and the property of his dad, Jason York who…

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AYHL/USPHL 16U: Gulls vs. Virtua; PAL vs. Jersey Shore; Team MD vs. Mercer

Posted on September 18, 2017

9/9 AYHL 16U LI Gulls 8 @ Virtua 2 A good, old, one-sided blowout that would have been worse if the Gulls didn’t let up a  bit. The shots were officially 52-22 but the margin seemed bigger. LI got a 3-0 lead going into the second then let Swartout come in on a D gaff…

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BCHL: Nanaimo @ Powell River

Posted on September 18, 2017

League: British Columbia Hockey League Home team: Powell River Kings (9) Visiting team: Nanaimo Clippers (1) Rink: Frank Crane Arena – Nanaimo, BC. Date: September 15th, 2017 Game Time: 7pm (PT) Age Group: Junior A (97’-01’ birth year) Introduction: Game 4 of the regular season matched between veteran oriented Powell River Kings against a young…

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Together with Dad: The Blaine Warnert Story

Posted on September 16, 2017

  The Zamboni making an ice cut in between periods: it’s a necessity for the players on the ice who need a clean sheet to play on. But for one Chaska, Minnesota first grader, Blaine Warnert, It was the coolest thing on four wheels. “I started playing hockey in first grade and once I started…

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