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Q&A: Hunter Wendt, Ferris State Recruit

Posted on February 28, 2018

Michigan Native Hunter Wendt spent two years playing for Bell Tire before heading west for the NAHL and the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Wendt, a 3.5-star prospect, will return home soon, as the ’97 committed to Ferris State for the 2018 season. He was Neutral Zone’s No. 146 1997-born NCAA-eligible prospect. Neutral Zone chatted with Wendt…

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Prep Report Two: Top 250

Posted on February 26, 2018

Neutral Zone spent the last eight weeks of the New England Prep season writing game recaps and also evaluating players. Below is our second scouting report for the 2017-18 prep season. The information was gathered over six weeks starting right after Christmas. These were the top 250 players that stood out. This is based only on…

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Marlies Holiday Classic: Top 140

Posted on February 26, 2018

In December, Neutral Zone was at the Marlies Holiday Classic, which is the fourth of five major Ontario Minor Midget tournaments during the 2017-18 season. Most of the top-ranked teams in the province played in the tournament, and approximately 60 Minor Midget teams attended the tournament from the Greater Toronto Hockey League, Ontario Minor Hockey…

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Q&A: Miroslav Mucha, LSSU Recruit

Posted on February 23, 2018

  Miroslav Mucha moved to the United States from Slovakia as a 16-year-old. He joined Shattuck St. Mary’s and spent two years there before joining the Minor Minotaurs of the NAHL. The 3.75-star prospect recently committed to Lake Superior State. Neutral Zone caught up with Mucha to talk about his decision to move abroad, his…

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OJHL: Newmarket @ Aurora; Toronto @ Mississauga

Posted on February 22, 2018

Newmarket Hurricanes Vs. Aurora Tigers Game was played on February 16, 2018 in Aurora, Ontario. The final score of the game was 4-1 for the home team, and the win was well deserved as they controlled the majority of the play. Notable players to mention in this game are Anthony Romano, and Brock Welsh, both…

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Q&A: Brenden MacLaren, Ferris State Recruit

Posted on February 19, 2018

3.5-star prospect Brenden MacLaren recently committed to Ferris State. The ’98 grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., where he played his youth hockey before leaving for the Janesville Jets of the NAHL. The forward is slated to play for the Bulldogs in 2019. Neutral Zone caught up with MacLaren to chat about his youth…

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CSSHL Showcase: Top 100

Posted on February 16, 2018

CSSHL Showcase – Bantam Prep + Elite 15’s League: CSSHL Bantam Prep + Elite 15’s (Canadian Sport School Hockey League) Teams: (13) Bantam Prep Rink Hockey Academy (RHA) Okanagan Hockey Academy Penticton (OHA) Delta Green Academy Delta White Academy Notre Dame Hounds Burnaby Winter Club (BWC) Elite 15’s Rink Hockey Academy (RHA) Northern Alberta Xtreme…

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Bantam AAA Winnipeg – B1: Eastman Selects vs Winnipeg Warriors

Posted on February 16, 2018

Eastman Selects vs Winnipeg Warriors (Bantam AAA Winnipeg – B1) League: Bantam AAA Winnipeg (B1) Home Team: Winnipeg Warriors Visiting Team: Eastman Selects Arena: Notre Dame Arena – Winnipeg, MB Date: February 3rd, 2018 Game Time: 2:30pm (CT) Age Group: Bantam (2003-2004 Born) Introduction: After going winless in the first 17 games of the season, the…

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NHL Draft Analytics: A Study of NHL Central Scouting

Posted on February 15, 2018

In the past few years, with the rise in analytics and teams hyper-focus on draft performance, the National Hockey League among others have been studying the draft; the players and the leagues and all patterns and correlations between size, position, stats, etc. We have put our analysts on the task of breaking down the NHL…

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NH HS: Hanover vs. Manchester Central; Bishop Guertin vs. Malden Catholic

Posted on February 14, 2018

Hanover HS vs. Manchester Central (NH-HS); February 3, 2018 One of the areas that gets most overlooked in the New England hockey community is the output from the states north of Massachusetts. With that in mind, we decided to see what the best team in NHIAA Division 1 (Hanover HS) had to offer as they…

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