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OJHL Showcase: Top 170

Posted on October 30, 2019

The OJHL’s Governors Showcase is an annual September event held in Buffalo NY.  In this format all 22 of the league’s teams travel to Buffalo to play two games each, with the games counting in the regular standings.  This event annually is attended by NHL, NCAA, and USPORT scouts and well as player agents, fans…

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Neutral Zone Unveils Top-10 NCAA Hockey Recruiting Classes of 2019

Posted on October 29, 2019

For the second time in four years, Boston University had its recruiting class ranked No. 1 by Neutral Zone for the 2019-20 season. Neutral Zone has ranked the top-10 recruiting classes in college hockey since 2016. In the top spot, BU has added 11 players this fall, including three off the U.S. NTDP. “Up front…

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USHL Showcase U15: Top 120

Posted on October 25, 2019

Neutral Zone made the trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to watch the USHL Showcase. While Neutral Zone had scouts at every level, this report is focused on the U15 (or 2004 Pure) division. This is a big year for each of these players as they prepare for the upcoming USHL, OHL and QMJHL drafts. This year…

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NCAA Commits: Rubin Chooses Princeton

Posted on October 24, 2019

The Princeton Tigers received some good news earlier this week, when 3.5-star defenseman Tyler Rubin announced that he had verbally committed to the program. Rubin is a Wayland, Mass. native who plays for Belmont Hill. The ’03 is playing for the Boston Jr. Eagles U16 team this fall and he was also invited to USA…

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NCDC: Double Header. NJ Hitmen at Islanders HC

Posted on October 23, 2019

New Jersey Hitmen vs Islanders Hockey Club 10/19/2019- 8:00 PM @ Lawler Arena Game one of the weekend set took place Saturday Night at Lawler Arena. The NJ Hitmen took game 1 of the season back at the Junior Bruins Shootout 4-1 in September. The Hitmen won Saturday night 3-1 to lead the season series two games to zero….

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U16 Tier 1 EHL Showcase; Michigan: Top 100

Posted on October 22, 2019

Our scouts were in Taylor and Dearborn, Michigan to watch the U16 T1EHL Showcase. With 18 teams competing and playing 4 games each, there was exciting action with plenty of goals being scored and goaltenders playing well. It was the first time the whole league was at one location to compete against each other. Grades…

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NCAA Commits: RIT Lands Ontario Goaltender Daniel Chenard

Posted on October 21, 2019

Ontario goaltender Daniel Chenard committed to RIT. The 3.75-star goaltender has a 2.97 GAA and an .892 save percentage in 10 games with the Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) this season. Last season Chenard played for the Chilliwack Chiefs, where he had a 2.70 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 18 games. “I think that Daniel…

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GOJHL Showcase: Top 60

Posted on October 20, 2019

GOJHL Showcase, Pelham Ontario Neutral Zone scouts were at the early bird showcase for the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League in Pelham Ontario.  The showcase weekend featured teams from all 3 conferences – Golden Horseshoe Conference, MidWestern Conference, and the Western conference – in crossover games vs teams outside their conference.  The GOJHL features players…

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2019 Hockey Manitoba Bantam AAA Showcase: Top 90

Posted on October 20, 2019

2019 Hockey Manitoba Bantam AAA Showcase League: Bantam AAA Winnipeg – B1 Arena: Bell MTS Iceplex – Winnipeg, MB Date: October 4th-6th, 2019 Age Group: Bantam (2005-2006 Born) Introduction:      Neutral Zone was in attendance for all three days of the Bantam AAA Showcase Weekend. We used our time there to get an in-depth…

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USHL Showcase U14: Top 105

Posted on October 19, 2019

The Top 2005s Deliver from USHL Fall Classic The annual Pittsburgh-based event put on by the USHL not only serves as a kickoff to the USHL regular season but it also serves as a great opportunity for the country’s top youth players to show what they can do against top competition. In this report we…

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