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USA Hockey Nationals U14: Top 200

Posted on April 30, 2019

U14 Tier 1 National Championship-Top 200 Neutral Zone headed down to Pittsburgh to watch 16 teams battle for the U14 National Championship at the UPMC Penguins Rinks in Cranberry Township, PA. The facility is beautiful and a perfect venue for this tournament. USA hockey did not charge an admission fee for anyone this year which…

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Lessons from the Road: A Scout’s Life

Posted on April 30, 2019

By, Brendan Collins, Neutral Zone Director of Scouting In 2015 I was hired by Neutral Zone to be their Director of Scouting. Basically what that meant was to travel around North America and evaluate the best players from every region. I thought after coaching at the NCAA level and scouting for a NHL/NCAA scouting company…

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Neutral Zone Celebrates 3 Year Anniverary

Posted on April 29, 2019

Neutral Zone.net; North America’s leading indepedent amateur hockey scouting service is proud to celebrate the third anniversary since launching the website: www.neutralzone.net. The company was founded in 2015 by Vermont entrepreneur, Steve Wilk, who noticed  a void in information relative to how hockey players of similar ages compared to each other and where they stood…

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A Breakdown of the NCAA Recruiting Rule Changes and its Impact

Posted on April 25, 2019

This April the NCAA has adopted new recruiting rules and regulations for all of its major sports. This has sparked debate across the country on the pros and cons of this new legislation from football to basketball to lacrosse to hockey. As a neutral party who serve both NCAA and CHL programs, we have analyzed…

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USA Hockey Nationals U15: Top 120

Posted on April 23, 2019

Neutral Zone made the trip to the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan for the U15 National Tournament. The sixteen-team tournament was played Wednesday April 3rd through Monday, April 8th. This tournament was made up of solely 2003 birth years. This was a good final showcase for the OHL draft (took place Saturday 4/6), and…

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NAHL Playoffs: NJ @ Jamestown and Springfield @ MN Magicians

Posted on April 21, 2019

New Jersey Titans @ Jamestown Rebels Friday April 12, 2019 Game 1 Last Friday the New Jersey Titans opened up the playoffs on the road against the Jamestown rebels. In an exciting affair the Rebels were able to pull away in the 3rd period on their way to a 5-3 victory. Below are some players…

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TPE Spring Platform: Top 30

Posted on April 16, 2019

TPE Spring Platform: Top 30 In Marlborough every season the Total Pro Evaluation event puts on display a wide selection of the top 13 and 14 year old players in North America. Numerous D1 commits follow in the seasons to come, but this event is a great event to get initial reads on the up…

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New England Select 16 Camp: Top 30

Posted on April 15, 2019

New England Select 16 Camp: Top 30 Once again, the NE District Select Camps made a change in location this year, moving to Attleboro, MA from its previous homes in Keene, NH and Marlborough, MA. Ultimately though, the talent still shined at the camp at the New England Sports Village. This collection of players was…

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Kent Johnson Commits to University of Michigan

Posted on April 15, 2019

The University of Michigan has secured 4.5 star Kent Johnson for the 2020-2021 season. Our scouts have noticed Kent for his distinguished Hockey IQ. While he may not be the biggest player on the ice, the 2002 is impactful, whether his ability to finish or make his teammates better. Starting his career at the age…

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New England Select 17 Camp: Top 35

Posted on April 11, 2019

New England Select 17 Camp: Top 35 Once again, the NE District Select Camps made a change in location this year, moving to Attleboro, MA from it’s previous homes in Keene, NH and Marlborough, MA. Ultimately though, the talent still shined at the camp at the New England Sports Village. This collection of players was…

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