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Mike Kennedy to Princeton University

Posted on August 21, 2019

Mike Kennedy is set to join the Princeton Tigers for the 2020-2021 season. Our NZ Scouts describe the defenseman as someone who can play in many different ways. Kennedy is very good along the offensive blue and can move laterally to create passing and shooting lanes. After spending 4 years at Northfield Mount Herman, Kennedy…

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Team Quebec U16 Camp Top 20

Posted on August 17, 2019

Team Quebec hosted their annual summer development camp for the top 40 players in the province. Quebec is coming off an extremely talented group of 2003 aged born players managing to win the Canada winter games. Although it may only be summer hockey there is no shortage of talent for this age group in Quebec…

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Orland Park, IL USHL Combine: Top 50 2005s

Posted on August 17, 2019

The 2005’s and 2006’s converged on Orland Park, IL once again for the USHL Combine. The age groups were combined on the rosters and competed with/against each other, but our focus was solely on the 2005’s for this event. We were there to start to identify that age group. Below are over 50 players we…

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Kings of East Coast: Top 40 Prospects

Posted on August 16, 2019

Neutral Zone had a scout at every day of the Kings of East Coast Showcase July 30th-August 1st, 2019. The event took place at UMass-Lowell and was run by Vinny Montalbano, NHL Scout and GM of the CT Rangers (NCDC). There were six teams. Vinny and his staff did a superb job of bringing together…

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Benji Eckerle to Arizona State University

Posted on August 16, 2019

Benji Eckerle is set to gear up in a Sun Devil’s jersey for the 2020 season. The 3.75 star prospect has played over 100 junior games, splitting time between the NAHL and the USHL. As a Michigan native, Eckerle developed in the prestigious youth programs of Compuware and Little Caesars, two of the best programs…

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Introducing Neutral Zone’s Interns for the 2019-2020 Season!

Posted on August 13, 2019

Introducing Neutral Zone’s Interns for the 2019-2020 Season! Liam Barnicle, Kyle Handszer, Christopher Walsh and Quinn Robelle named newest NZ interns!  The Neutral Zone team is proud to announce the addition of four new interns, Liam Barnicle, Kyle Handszer, Christopher Walsh and Quinn Robelle for the 2019-2020 season! Each intern has a unique hockey background,…

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Mini Chowder Cup 2003’s: Top 75

Posted on August 12, 2019

Neutral Zone made the trip to Canton Ice House and Foxboro Sports Center Thursday July 25th through Sunday July 28th to watch the Junior Chowder Cup. This report primarily focuses on players in the 2003 age group. However, there were some 2004 birth-year players that were “playing-up” a level. To access our report specific to…

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A Climb for Hope

Posted on August 6, 2019

Three years ago today Neutral Zone covered the story of Allie Skelley and Travis Roy; two former D1 college hockey players who both experienced career ending in-game neck injuries during their college careers. (Article: A Bond Beyond the Rink). Today at 6:30am Allie Skelley, in honor of his friend Travis Roy, accomplished a feat never…

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A Deep 2004 Talent Pool on Display at Junior Chowder Cup

Posted on August 6, 2019

Named this season for legendary New England hockey coach and scout Bob Crocker, the annual July tradition of the Junior Chowder Cup sees many of the Northeast’s best 15 and 16 year olds converge on Foxboro, Canton and North Attleboro. This year, that meant watching the 2003 and 2004 age groups and we saw one…

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