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Beantown Summer Pro Division: Top 50

Posted on August 24, 2018

Neutral Zone headed to the annual Beantown Summer Classic August 13-15 in Marlboro, MA. This report is on the Pro-Division which was comprised of six teams ranging in birth years from 1998-2001. There were also two teams of only committed players. We saw all eight teams play. Despite arriving early morning (day two), rosters were…

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STX 68 Combine Report

Posted on August 20, 2018

Neutral Zone was on hand for the 2018 STX 68 Combine at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois. This event has become a must-attend every summer, as the top 68 Bantam-aged players in the US are brought in to partake in seminars, skills testing, and games. This year’s event treated us to the top…

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Beantown Summer Futures, Prospects: Top 50

Posted on August 18, 2018

Neutral Zone headed to the annual Beantown Summer Classic August 13-15 in Marlboro, MA. We watched one game of the Prospects Division on Monday morning as well as the Futures Division. We also had a scout watch the Pro-Division and that will be posted soon. Despite arriving early morning (day two), rosters were not available…

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Ian Moran Jumps Back Into Pro Hockey

Posted on August 17, 2018

For those in New England looking for Neutral Zone Head Scout Ian Moran this winter, he will not be around. This past week Ian jumped back into pro hockey by accepting the Head Coach position with the Evansville Thunderbolts (SPHL). “Ian has always had a lot of opportunities in the game at various levels but…

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Neutral Zone Hiring for 2018-2019

Posted on August 16, 2018

Neutral Zone is a first-of-its-kind amateur hockey scouting, rankings and news website. Our 40 scouts rank and profile NCAA/CHL/CIS prospects from ages 14-20. Our clients include teams within the NHL, CHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL, NCDC, and a host of other junior, prep and midget coaches, scouts and agents as well as parents, players and fans….

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Hockey Night in Boston Major Showcase: Top 100

Posted on August 9, 2018

Neutral Zone had multiple scouts in attendance in Haverhill, MA to take in the 44th Annual Hockey Night in Boston Major Showcase. There were 20 teams that played over the course of four days. The tournament itself was well-run. Rosters were updated with every bit of important information, games started/ran on-time and PA announcers kept…

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2004 Crimson Combine: Top 25

Posted on August 7, 2018

Neutral Zone attended the 2004 Crimson Combine at Harvard University on Thursday, August 2. The Harvard staff does a great job bringing together many of the top 2004 prospects in North America and this year was no different. Play was fast, skilled and was attended by scouts of all levels. Below is a list of…

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Pro-Am Mini Chowder Cup: Top 65

Posted on August 6, 2018

The Future’s Looking Bright at Mini Chowder Cup – July 27, 2018 Scouting bantam players normally means taking early readings to inform future profiles of players when they make it into high school and junior hockey. One of the top local events for finding bantam players is the Mini Chowder Cup which typically takes place…

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Pro-Am Junior Chowder Cup: Top 125

Posted on August 4, 2018

When it comes to summer hockey in New England, the biggest events of the year for teams from the Northeast are the Pro-Am Chowder Cups for various age groups. In a recent sea change to the New England tournament scene, the well-branded upstart Battle of Boston started a new tournament series featuring many of the…

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