Scouting Reports

NCAA: Fairbanks Picks Up Two, Holy Cross Commits Goalie Gale

Posted on January 21, 2020

Ohio State picked up a big commitment last week from forward Joe Dunlap, who is currently with the Fargo Force in the USHL. The New Hampshire native, who was originally committed to Holy Cross, has 20 points (4 goals, 16 assists) in 32 games as a ’99-born forward who we have rated as 3.5-stars. “Joe…

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Honeybaked U18 Showcase: Top 70

Posted on January 21, 2020

Overr the weekend of January 10-12, our scouts were in Fraser, Michigan for the U18 Honeybaked Showcase. Teams from the East Coast competed against teams from Michigan and other Midwest teams. Plenty of exciting hockey as there was numerous come from behind wins and close games as well. There was a lot of talented players…

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Michigan HS: Traverse City at Petoskey

Posted on January 21, 2020

January 17, 2020; Petoskey Ice Arena; Petoskey, MI #47 Traverse City West Titans vs. #113 Petoskey Northmen Michigan HS- Big North Conference TC West visited Petoskey in a game that West won 6-4, Petoskey came out firing shots at West with a 15-4 advantage around the mid-way mark of the first with the aid of…

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Honeybaked U16 Showcase: Top 50

Posted on January 20, 2020

It was a busy and exciting weekend at the Honeybaked U16 showcase in Fraser, Michigan (taking place from January 10-12). The showcase was comprised of teams from the east competing against some of the best midwestern teams. It was a very competitive weekend for every team at the event and some games were even taken…

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Minnesota HS: “Tradition at the P.I.C.” Top 30

Posted on January 20, 2020

The Wayzata Trojans hosted a strong field for the 2019 “Tradition at the P.I.C.” tournament that displayed 3 top 10 ranked AA teams. Along with the top ranked teams came a very talented Hill-Murray squad looking to make a mark. The Blaine Bengals were also in the event coming in with some high end talent and…

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2020 East Coast Ice Jam: Top 100

Posted on January 17, 2020

Jan 8th-12th, 2020  Neutral Zone attended the 2020 East Coast Ice Jam in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Over the weekend we were able to watch all 21 Major Midget teams from around the Atlantic provinces play. It was a well-run tournament that highlighted prospects that will play a role in the upcoming QMJHL draft this summer….

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NCAA: Top Goaltenders Land at Two Hockey East Schools

Posted on January 16, 2020

Not long after the calendar turned to 2020, a pair of goaltenders committed to top Hockey East schools. UMass Lowell has had a lot of success recruiting goalies out of the NAHL and the River Hawks hope that trend continues after they landed 6-foot-2 goalie Henry Welsch from the Aberdeen Wings. Welsch, a Minnesota native…

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Canada Youth Olympic Team (U-15) VS Lac St-Louis Lions: Names To Know

Posted on January 16, 2020

In preparation for the Olympic Youth Winter games, which start this upcoming weekend in Switzerland, team Canada had an exhibition game against the renowned Midget AAA program in Quebec, the Lac St-Louis Lions. As many of these players have never played together before, their goal is to find instant chemistry and gain confidence in a…

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The Behind-The-Scenes MVP in Prep Hockey

Posted on January 14, 2020

Ryan Murphy grew up around hockey, but his journey hasn’t taken him on the ice. Instead, it’s taken him behind the scenes at St. Paul’s in New Hampshire, where his father, Daniel Murphy, is the head coach. The younger Murphy is making a name for himself as a blossoming play-by-play announcer. Murphy, who is a…

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Names to Know: Port Huron Silver Stick Bantam AAA

Posted on January 14, 2020

Port Huron Silver Stick Bantam Finals Top 25 Players ranked Neutral Zone had three scouts at the Silver Stick Finals in Port Huron, MI. It featured some of the best Bantam teams in the United States and Canada. It was an all US Final Four as Shattuck St. Mary’s, Detroit Compuware, Buffalo Jr. Sabres and…

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