Scouting Reports

Honeybaked Showcase U15/U16: Top 80

Posted on November 12, 2019

The 2019 Honeybaked Showcase took place in Howell and Waterford, Michigan. Eight teams competed with a combination of U15 and U16 teams. The U15 teams were from Esmark, Cleveland and MHA and the U16 teams were MHA, MHA Red, Colorado Tigers, MDHL, and Team Indiana. Both levels competed against each other and provided some entertaining…

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T1EHL U18: Dearborn/Taylor, MI: Top 90

Posted on November 12, 2019

The U18 T1EHL were in Taylor and Dearborn for the weekend of October 12-14, where 18 teams competed for their first big showcase for the year. Our scouts were busy watching as many games as we can as the games were highly entertaining. There were many young players showcasing their skills as there was some…

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WHL Cup Top 40

Posted on November 10, 2019

Neutral Zone sent scouts to Calgary, Alberta to watch the WHL Cup which features the top U16 prospects in all four Western Canadian provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manitoba. We took the top 10 players from each province and wrote an evaluation and grade based solely on their performance at this event. Most of…

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Interview: Luke Weilandt Talks His Commitment to Merrimack

Posted on November 9, 2019

Merrimack received a commitment from 4-star winger Luke Weilandt last month. The Illinois native, in his first year as a USHL player, has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in eight games.  “Weilandt is an underrated prospect who is stocky, strong on his skates and has a powerful snap shot that he disguises well and…

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OJHL: Burlington @ Buffalo

Posted on November 8, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019: A resilient Buffalo Jr. Sabres team came out on top in double overtime when Colby Seitz finished off a feed from Logan Tobias from behind the net. A very entertaining and fast-paced game as Buffalo well deserved the win against Burlington one of the top teams in the OJHL. Brendan . . ….

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Interview: Tyrell Boucher On His Commitment to Alaska-Anchorage

Posted on November 7, 2019

Earlier this week, Tyrell Boucher committed to Alaska-Anchorage. The ’99-born defenseman is currently in his first season in the BCHL after spending the last three seasons in the AJHL, playing in his home province. In 23 games thus far with the Cowichan Valley Capitals, Boucher has a pair of goals and has added 18 assists…

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NCAA: Have Early-Recruiting Restrictions Opened Another Can of Worms?

Posted on November 5, 2019

Gunnery’s Alex Jefferies might be the best player in New England Prep hockey this winter. After a 57-point campaign last season, he’s projected to be one of the top scorers in the region and he’ll likely have NHL scouts ready to call his name in June at the NHL Draft. Jefferies has been committed to…

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Tides Changing With Transfers in NCAA Hockey

Posted on November 5, 2019

For the elite-level players in the U.S. and Canada, and now even Europe, there is a fundamental decision most are presented with between the ages 16-18, and that is to play in the NCAA or the CHL. Both are exciting options with their own set of upside and downsides, and at Neutral Zone, we have…

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MJHL Showcase 2019: Top 80

Posted on November 3, 2019

2019 MJHL Player Showcase Age Group: Junior “A” (1999-2003 Birth Year) Introduction: The MJHL Player Showcase was held at the beautiful Seven Oaks Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the second straight year. The event was three days long with each team playing twice. Neutral Zone was in attendance every day, along with many other scouts…

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Wendy Dufton Minor Midget AAA: Top 180

Posted on November 3, 2019

Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament Report – 2019 Minor Midget AAA; London, Ontario, Canada; Oct 10-13, 2019 The Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament is the second of five major Ontario Minor Midget tournaments in the 2019-2020 season.  Our tournament report is geared towards 2004 born players eligible for the 2020 Ontario Hockey League draft. 42 Minor Midget…

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