Scouting Reports

The Importance of Hydration For Athletic Performance

Posted on May 22, 2020

The following article was written by Gary Roberts, NHL veteran forward who now owns and operates Gary Roberts Training Roberts will contribute more information to Neutral Zone readers. Click here to access Gary’s at-home training programs delivered on the Gary Roberts training app. Neutral Zone readers earn 10% discount when applying Neutral Zone promo code NZ10 at…

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Colby Saganiuk goes the Otter Direction

Posted on May 21, 2020

Brian Murphy; Head of US Scouting’s Take: When Colby Saganiuk was taken at #37 in the 2019 OHL Draft by the Erie Otters, it turned some heads as he was on track to play for the U17 NTDP. Seemed high for a player that seemed to say all the right things as far as his…

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WHL: Kelowna, Tri-City Add Intriguing ’05s

Posted on May 20, 2020

’05 F Andrew Cristall to Kelowna NZ Scouts: “Andrew is what I call an enigma prospect. Some teams are going to absolutely love him for the offense he is capable of generating. Some teams are going to shy away from him for his lack of effort on the defensive side of the puck. But love…

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OHL: Soo Signs One Of Ontario’s Top Players

Posted on May 20, 2020

’04 F Bryce McConnell-Barker to Soo Greyhounds NZ Scouts: “Neutral Zone Ontario scouts believed McConnell-Barker was the top player playing in Ontario (behind Adam Fantilli) for most of the season. He was dominant in league play and raised his level of play in the major tournaments. His pace and elite space was noticeable every shift….

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Top 130 MIAA Seniors We’ve 👀 in 2019-20

Posted on May 20, 2020

This is the final list in our MIAA series in which we rank each of the classes across all three Divisions of Mass HS this past season. Many of you likely saw Mass HS Report 1 and Mass HS Report 2 – you will know that over the course of the season, we watched 75 MIAA games in-person and…

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Boston Imperials Sign a Pair to 18U Roster

Posted on May 19, 2020

The Boston Imperials Hockey Academy 18U at Matignon High School signed a pair of players on Tuesday. The Imperials signed 2003-born defenseman Andre Ducharme, who spent last season with the Northern Cyclones 16U team. “Ducharme does it all for the Cyclones organization,” said Neutral Zone scouts. “Despite being assigned to play D at the 14U…

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NCAA: Commitments at Stonehill, Wesleyan, Franklin Pierce, Elmira

Posted on May 19, 2020

’00 F Max Pineo commits to Stonehill for 2020 Pineo played four years of high-school hockey at Austin Prep and this season is at the Tilton School, where he scored nine goals and added 11 assists in 26 games. At Austin Prep, Pineo scored 17 goals and 12 assists in 23 games as a senior….

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NCAA: Recruiting News at BU, AIC, Vermont, and UConn

Posted on May 18, 2020

Former Providence goalie Jake Kucharski announced on Twitter that he has committed to AIC. Kucharski entered the transfer portal earlier this month. Kucharski was selected in the 7th round of the 2018 NHL Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. He was a freshman with the Friars this past season but didn’t see any action. In 2018-19…

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Gary Roberts Training Has A Special Offer For Neutral Zone Readers

Posted on May 18, 2020

Over the coming weeks Neutral Zone readers will gain valuable training insights from one of hockey’s premier athlete development coaches and former NHL player – Gary Roberts. Roberts will contribute more information to Neutral Zone readers. Click here to access Gary’s at-home training programs delivered on the Gary Roberts training app. Neutral Zone readers earn…

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Top 80 MIAA Juniors We’ve 👀 in 2019-20

Posted on May 14, 2020

This is Part 3 of our MIAA series in which we rank each of the classes across all three Divisions of Mass HS this past season. Many of you likely saw Mass HS Report 1 and Mass HS Report 2 – you will know that over the course of the season, we watched 75 MIAA games in-person and recapped…

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