Scouting Reports

2001 National Rankings

Posted on June 18, 2020

Neutral Zone is pleased to announce the final National Rankings for NCAA-Eligible prospects born in 2001 playing in North America. This comprehensive list ranks the top 400 prospects in this birth year and then below ranks an additional 975+ players. Players are ranked by league as well. “With the season being cut short this year…

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Gary Roberts on Recovery

Posted on June 17, 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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NCDC Futures Draft

Posted on June 17, 2020

NCDC Futures Draft The NCDC held its annual draft on June 10, 2020. The league has a regular draft of older players and then a Futures Draft of mostly 2004 players with a few 2005s. We do not know the rules and the draft itself is done behind closed doors. The results are delayed for…

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QMJHL American Entry Draft

Posted on June 17, 2020

QMJHL American Entry Draft The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League held its Canadian Draft on Saturday and Sunday. Five Americans were taken there as Luke Santilli (D, R, 5’9″, 145, NH Jr. Monarchs U16, 12/05/2004), Mike Callow (F, R, 6’2″, 169, St. Sebastian’s, 01/15/2004), Shane Taddia (F, R, 5’9″, 144, Thayer Academy, 01/20/2004),

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LIU Adds Two Hockey East Goalies From Transfer Portal

Posted on June 17, 2020

Long Island University has added two goalies out of the NCAA transfer portal, picking up Vincent Purpura from Boston University and Stephen Mundinger from Maine. Mundinger can likely take advantage of the graduate transfer rule, which would allow him to play for LIU immediately. Purpura is a traditional transfer, which would result in him sitting…

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Magicians (NAHL) Hire Stu Bickel as Head Coach

Posted on June 16, 2020

The Minnesota Magicians (NAHL) have hired former NHL’er Stu Bickel as the team’s head coach. Bickel, who played college hockey at Minnesota, had been a graduate assistant with the Gophers the last two seasons. “After meeting with Magicians’ ownership, management, and hockey staff, it was easy to see that they are fully committed to taking this…

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MacDonald Hired as UW-Stout Head Coach

Posted on June 11, 2020

Curry College assistant coach Mike MacDonald has been hired as the new head coach at UW-Stout. MacDonald has spent the last four seasons at Curry. “I believe that UW-Stout has much to offer it’s hockey players,” MacDonald said about his interest in the program. “The last couple of years that I was playing (at SUNY-Geneseo), the hockey…

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McKenzie To Remain Kitchener Rangers Head Coach

Posted on June 11, 2020

Mike McKenzie, the GM of the Kitchener Rangers, had also been serving as the team’s interim head coach. On Thursday, the team removed that interim tag, as McKenzie will permanently take over the position. McKenzie assumed the interim role this past November. “This position was a priority for the organization to provide clarity to our…

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U Sports Cancels Fall Sports, Hockey Exhibitions Likely Canceled

Posted on June 11, 2020

U Sports, the governing body of college sports in Canada, announced this week that it was canceling all of its fall championships.  As part of the announcement, men’s and women’s hockey, which like the NCAA typically begins play in the fall and extends into the winter, will not begin before Jan. 1, 2021. That means…

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Gary Roberts on Food Shopping

Posted on June 10, 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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