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From New Canaan to New Haven: The Briggs Gammill Story

Posted on September 15, 2017

  For Briggs Gammill, it all started at New Canaan Winter Club in Connecticut at the age of three. The Winter Club is not exactly a hockey destination, rather an outdoor public rink in the small town of New Canaan. It was here where his love for the game developed and gave him an opportunity…

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Motor City Cup U18: Top 35

Posted on September 14, 2017

Neutral Zone was in attendance at the Motor City Cup in Detroit, MI September 8-10. We watched some U18 action and below are 37 players that we feel stood out. Grades are for this event only and relative to others on this report. Players did well to make this list and there are 21 new…

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Labor Day Bantams at Mennen (NJ): 25 Notables

Posted on September 14, 2017

2003 Labor Day Tournament at Mennen 9/1 Neutral Zone headed to get an early, brief look at some Bantams in the Atlantic region at the Mennen Arena in Morristown, NJ. This was a good tourney but a bit unbalanced. The games were all concurrent (no staggering at all) with long breaks between blocks. As a…

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Boston Breakout Bantam 2003s: 60 Notables

Posted on September 13, 2017

A Peek into the Future at SuperSeries AAA Boston Breakout – September 8-10, 2017 In a tournament that is largely known as a gathering of the best bantam teams from all across the US: the Boston Breakout did not disappoint. There are many names here that prep coaches will want on their radars immediately and…

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Oaks Labor Day U16/U18: Top 25

Posted on September 12, 2017

Labor Day Tournament at Oaks We sent our Atlantic scouts to check out some early midget action in Oaks, PA. This was really an exhibition tune up for these teams more than anything. It featured some USPHL and AYHL teams and some were still making roster decisions. Some teams mixing its premier and elite teams…

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EHL: Philly Revolution @ NY Bobcats

Posted on September 12, 2017

Saturday September 9, 2017 Philadelphia Revolution @ NY Bobcats Dix Hills Ice Arena, Huntington NY The Long Island Junior Royals, last years Foster Cup Champions of the NA3AHL merged with the NY Bobcats that were idle last season and are playing under the Bobcat name.  Returning Royals from last year include Matthew Arajo, Justin Geigel,…

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Tier 1 Labor Day Classic U16: Top 65

Posted on September 11, 2017

We headed to the 20th Annual Tier 1 Labor Day Face Off September 1-4 and spent most of our time at the Foxboro Sports Center. We split time between the U16 and the U18 Elite divisions. We tried to see watch players and teams we have not seen over the last few months or at all. Play was…

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BCHL: Chilliwack @ Prince George

Posted on September 9, 2017

League: British Columbia Hockey League Home team: Prince George Spruce Kings (5) Visiting team: Chilliwack Chiefs (5) Rink: Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, Prince George BC. Date: September 9th, 2017 Game Time: 7pm (PT) Age Group: Junior A (97’-01’ birth year) Introduction: Regular season game 1 between the PG Spruce Kings and the Chilliwack Chiefs. Chilliwack…

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ECC Labor Day U14, U15, U16: Top 75

Posted on September 9, 2017

New Faces Emerge at ECC Labor Day – September 4, 2017 Emerging from the hundreds of teams playing on Labor Day Weekend in just about every major rink in southern NH and MA, there were a number of great 2001 and 2002 birthyear players at ECC Labor Day. Due to the high volume of games…

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CA U14 Jamboree/U15 Development Camp: Top 30

Posted on September 6, 2017

This event combined the California 14U Jamboree as well as the 14U and 15U USAH Labor Day Development Camp at Solar4America Ice in San Jose, CA from Sep 2 -Sep 4, 2017.  There were 22 U14 teams present and 4 U15 teams.  This is the top 22 2003 players and top 8 2002 players that…

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