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2018 OHL Draft Rankings: Top 300

Posted on March 30, 2018

The Ontario scouts have put together a list of the top 300 2002 birth year players playing in Ontario.  This list consists of 300 players from Major Ontario Minor Midget (2002 aged players) leagues – the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), the Ontario Minor Hockey Association – East (OMHA-ETA), the Ontario Minor Hockey Association – South/Central…

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NTDP Evaluation Camp Report

Posted on March 29, 2018

Neutral Zone scouts were in attendance for all five games of the annual NTDP Evaluation Camp featuring many of the top 2002 US citizens in the land. We evaluated each player in the camp and assigned them a grade based on their performance at this camp. Our rankings are not synonymous with the players NTDP…

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Q&A: Keenan Spillum, Colorado College Recruit

Posted on March 29, 2018

Keenan Spillum grew up playing youth hockey in Arizona. He spent his junior hockey career in the NAHL, mostly playing for the Corpus Christi IceRays but was recently traded to the Aberdeen Wings. Next season, the ’97 will skate for Colorado College. Neutral Zone chatted with Spillum about his youth hockey career, his recruiting process…

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Q&A: Steven Brown, Connecticut RoughRiders coach

Posted on March 27, 2018

Steven Brown, the associate head coach of the EHL’s Connecticut RoughRiders, grew up playing hockey in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. At the time, there was only one indoor hockey rink. When the weather was cold enough, they would wait for the ponds to freeze and play outside. Brown began considering coaching after he was hurt…

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NAHL: Wilkes-Barre @ NE Generals

Posted on March 27, 2018

Neutral Zone headed down to the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, MA to catch a regular season game between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights and the Northeast Generals. The two teams are currently 3rd and 4th respectively in the NAHL East Division. The overall play was skilled and the pace was fast. Each team is deep…

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EHL Frozen Finals: Top 30

Posted on March 27, 2018

Neutral Zone headed to the last two days of the EHL Frozen Finals at Providence College on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th. The league played three days of round robin play to determine who would faceoff on Sunday for the championship. The Philly Revolution, Philadelphia Little Flyers, Boston Jr.  Rangers and the NH…

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NTDP Evaluation Camp Day 2 Notes

Posted on March 26, 2018

The second day of NTDP Evaluation Camp featured a lot of goals as Team Blue won 6-5 over Team Red. The pace of play is pretty fast and there is a lot of open ice, 1v1 hockey going on as is typical of these types of events. The style of play holds the north-south style…

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Tier 1 Elite League 18U Playoffs: Top 40

Posted on March 26, 2018

Tier 1 Elite League 18U teams made their way to Blaine, Minn., to compete for the league’s championship. The action did not disappoint. Divided into Upper and Lower divisions, both provided end to end action with hard fought, competitive games showcasing the league’s excellent depth of talent.   Forwards A Vail Ardizzone #81 (RW, R,…

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Eastman Selects and Winnipeg Warriors Advance to AAA Midget Finals

Posted on March 25, 2018

Eastman Selects vs Winnipeg Hawks (Winnipeg City AAA Midget) League: Winnipeg City AAA Midget Home Team: Winnipeg Hawks Visiting Team: Eastman Selects Arena: Bell MTS Iceplex – Winnipeg MB Date: March 13th, 2018 – Playoff Semi-Finals (Selects win series 3-2) Game Time: 6:40pm (CT) Age Group: Midget (2001-2002 Born) Introduction:    This game 5 showdown didn’t…

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Winnipeg Thrashers vs Eastman Selects Game Two Recap

Posted on March 25, 2018

Winnipeg Thrashers vs Eastman Selects (Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League) League: Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League Home Team: Eastman Selects Visiting Team: Winnipeg Thrashers Arena: Sun Gro Centre, Beausejour MB Date: March 4th, 2018 Game Time: 2:00pm (CT) Age Group: Midget (2000-2002 Born) Introduction:    After following these teams all regular season, we were excited to…

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