Scouting Reports

St. Cloud Lands ’04 Center From Wisconsin

Posted on August 22, 2020

2004-born forward Jonah Aegerter announced on Twitter that he has committed to St. Cloud State. Aegerter is from Janesville, Wisc. and has played for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies last season. The 16-year-old scored 23 goals and added 52 assists in 69 games for the Jr. Grizzlies. Aegerter is projected as a 2023 recruit for the…

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Triple Crown Showcase (2005s): Top 120

Posted on August 21, 2020

Neutral Zone had four scouts in attendance for the Triple Crown Showcase in Exeter, NH. This was a collection of many of the top 2005’s from the East but there were no Canadians (given COVID border issues) or teams from Minnesota, Michigan, Chicago, etc. There was a quite a talent disparity between the top 4…

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Alaska Anchorage Dropping Men’s Hockey

Posted on August 19, 2020

Alaska Anchorage announced the elimination of four sports on Wednesday, one of which is men’s hockey. UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen said in a statement that the elimination of men’s hockey, women’s gymnastics, men’s skiing and women’s skiing will save the school about $2.5 million per year. The 2020-21 season will be the last one for…

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ACL Injuries with Dr. Abene

Posted on August 19, 2020

Dr. Abene is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He did his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Stanford where he worked directly with the head team physicians for the San Francisco 49ers and Giants. He is currently the head team physician for the San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda. He is also a volunteer…

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NTDP Loses Both Head Coaches Just Prior to Season

Posted on August 18, 2020

The U.S. NTDP lost both its U18 and U17 head coaches with just about a month before the scheduled start of the new season, although COVID-19 could delay the start of the season for both programs. Seth Appert, the U18 head coach who was formerly at RPI, is headed back to the state of New…

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USHL Targets November 6 Start

Posted on August 18, 2020

The USHL announced on Tuesday that it plans to begin its season on November 6. Under the plan, teams will play 54 regular-season games between November 6, 2020 and April 24, 2021. “We have created a plan to bring players to our markets and in order to safely begin development and ultimately competition,” said USHL…

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QMJHL Announces Oct. 1 Start In Pods

Posted on August 17, 2020

The QMJHL announced that it is planning to return to play on October 1, 2020. The QMJHL will be the first CHL league to begin play, following announcements from the OHL (Dec. 1) and starting one day earlier than the WHL (Oct. 2). The regular season will feature a 60-game schedule with the teams split…

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Contact Hockey Camp: Top 85

Posted on August 14, 2020

Neutral Zone was in Sylvania, Ohio for the weekend of August 1st-2nd to scout the first ever Contact Hockey Camp. We were able to watch all 8 games played and there was plenty of talent to go around. There were 2 teams consisting of 2002’s and 2003’s who played each other 4 times. The Black…

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Cyclones Academy 18U Premier Adds Carter Brunelle

Posted on August 14, 2020

The following story was originally published by the Northern Cyclones … Excitement is building in Hudson for the upcoming 2020-21 season. One of the teams undergoing changes is the Cyclones Academy 18U Premier team. New head coach JT Henke has been putting his stamp on the team all offseason long, adding players to fit his…

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Visa Issue Holding Up Bar’s Arrival at Harvard

Posted on August 13, 2020

Defenseman Jack Bar, who is a top prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft, will not head to Harvard this fall as originally planned, according to hockey writer Mark Divver. Bar isn’t allowed to enter the United States due to an issue with his student visa, and will instead begin the season with Penticton in the…

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