Scouting Reports

MJHL Goalie Reports & Rankings (Sept-Jan)

Posted on March 21, 2020

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is known for its sharp and hard nosed play but our scouts feel the league is under rated a bit and has some legitimate collegiate and pro prospects alike. There are a few exceptional age out net minders but also several young goalies in this league that have long term…

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NCAA: Wisconsin’s Dhooghe Announces Transfer to Arizona State

Posted on March 20, 2020

Sean Dhooghe became the first NCAA player to announce he’s transferring, utilizing the NCAA transfer portal. Dhooghe, who was an assistant captain at Wisconsin this season, will transfer as a graduate student, which means he’ll be eligible to play for the Sun Devils immediately. Dhooghe was being pursued by multiple teams, including a few in…

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NCDC Showcase: Top 85

Posted on March 20, 2020

Neutral Zone attended the last NCDC Showcase of the season hosted by the South Shore Kings at Foxboro, MA. The Kings did a great job. We were able to see most teams but for some reason not all the NCDC squads participated in the event but instead played games at other rinks. We did our…

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NCAA Commits: UNE Adds Second-Leading EHL Scorer, Michigan State Commits Former Union Recruit

Posted on March 19, 2020

The University of New England picked up a key forward this week in ’99-born New York native Geordan Buffoline. Buffoline was a four-year varsity player at Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa High in New York, where he had 49 points in 22 games as a senior. After finishing high school he joined the Vermont Lumberjacks in the…

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Massachusetts Tier 1 U14 State Tournament

Posted on March 19, 2020

Neutral Zone was in attendance all weekend to watch the Massachusetts Tier 1 U14 State Tournament. The games were played at the Thayer Sports Center and the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, MA. Each team played 3 games in round robin play and the top four teams advanced to the semi’s on Sunday. The Boston…

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WHL: Portland Winterhawks Sign Luca Cagnoni

Posted on March 19, 2020

The Portland Winterhawks 2004-born defenseman Luca Cagnoni on Wednesday. Cagnoni played this season with the Burnaby Winter Club E15 team, where he captained the squad and scored 29 points in 34 games on the blue line. He was nominated for CSSHL Defenseman of the Year and was called up to play six games for the…

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OHL Cancels Remaining Regular Season, Draft Will Be Held Online

Posted on March 19, 2020

The Ontario Hockey League followed suit with the WHL and QMJHL and announced the conclusion of the 2019-20 season due to coronavirus. The decision was made after a meeting of the OHL Board of Governors. “In the interest of the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public, it’s been agreed that…

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NCAA: Sacred Heart Adds Hard-Working 2003 Forward

Posted on March 18, 2020

Sacred Heart added an important piece for the future in 2003-born forward Jake Bongo this week. A local product – he’s from Ridgefield, Conn. – Bongo had a whopping 76 points (27 goals, 49 assists) in 56 games for the Selects Academy 16U team this season. Bongo was also selected to USA Hockey’s Select 16…

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WHL Latest League to Cancel Regular Season; Hopeful For Playoffs

Posted on March 18, 2020

The Western Hockey League announced on Wednesday afternoon that the league was canceling the remainder of the 2019-20 season; the QMJHL became the first major junior league to cancel its season on Wednesday morning. The league’s board of governors consulted with medical professionals before making the decision. “The WHL takes the safety of our players,…

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USHL Officially Cancels Season

Posted on March 18, 2020

The United States Hockey League officially announced on Wednesday that it has canceled the rest of the 2019-20 season due to COVID-19. The league announced last week, on March 12, that they were suspending their season until further notice. The USHL said in a statement that the decision was made after a unanimous vote from…

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