Scouting Reports

U14 HPHL: Chicago Mission vs Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres: Top 15

Posted on February 28, 2021

Chicago Mission and Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres U14 AAA teams played a three-game series on the weekend of 02/19/21-02/21/21.  The games were played on the campus of SSM at the John R. Sumner Arena and the J.P. Parise Arena in Faribault, Minnesota.  This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams.  SSM swept…

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NCAA Commits: Ohio State Commits USHL Goalie

Posted on February 25, 2021

G – Reilly Herbst (’00) commits to Ohio State for 2021 You could call him a late-bloomer. Herbst is a Colorado native who has been in the USHL with Chicago and Dubuque this season, appearing in five games total. He spent last season with the Vernon Vipers in the BCHL, where he posted a 2.81…

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USHL: Sioux Falls Stampede vs Lincoln Stars. Top 12

Posted on February 25, 2021

Neutral Zone watched a game that took place on Monday, February 15th between the Lincoln Stars and Sioux Falls Stampede. The Stars started the game off strong, opening the scoring just over a minute into the contest after jumping on a loose puck in the offensive zone and capitalizing on the chance. Aside from the…

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U16: Super Series Youngstown. Top 45

Posted on February 24, 2021

Neutral Zone observed the AAA Super Series Youngstown Showcase held in Youngstown, OH and Pittsburgh, PA between February 19th and February 21st. Some of the top U16 teams in the country were at hand to each play three games. This showcase was filled with premiere skill and talent from every team. Over three days of…

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NCAA: Schingoethe Commits to Western Michigan

Posted on February 24, 2021

2002 F Wyatt Schingoethe commits to Western Michigan for 2021 Schingoethe, an Illinois native, has been on the radar of college coaches since he was 14 years old. In 2016, as a 14-year-old he committed to Notre Dame and then in 2019, when he was 17 years old, he had committed to Denver. In 23…

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USHL Announces Combine and Draft Dates

Posted on February 24, 2021

The USHL announced dates for the 2021 USHL Draft as well as combined dates for this upcoming spring and summer. First, the USHL Draft will be held on May 26 and May 27, starting with the Phase I Draft on May 26 and the Phase II Draft the following day. This year, 2005-born players are…

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USHL: Chicago Steel vs NTDP U17: Top 12

Posted on February 24, 2021

Neutral Zone evaluated a game between the Chicago Steel and the NTDP U17 team that took place on Sunday, February 22nd in Plymouth, Michigan. The Steel opened the game strong and controlled the first ten minutes of the first period. Chicago was able to establish its forecheck and put pressure on the NTDP early, forcing…

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U16: Appleton, WI Showcase. Top 30

Posted on February 24, 2021

On the weekend of February 13th-15th, 2021, The Northeast Wisconsin Jr Gamblers(2-1-1), Chicago Mission(1-2-1), Team Illinois(1-2-1) and the Oakland Jr Grizzlies(1-0-3) got together for a four team U16 AAA Showcase at the Community First Champion Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.  The teams played round robin for the first three games and the fourth was based on…

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WHL Teams Make Moves Ahead of Season Restart

Posted on February 23, 2021

The WHL season is starting up again this week, and teams across the league, who will be playing in geographical pods, have begun making roster moves to prepare for the resumption of the schedule. Some WHL franchises lost players to other junior leagues when things shut down in the fall. The Kamloops Blazers began the…

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USPHL Premier: Twin City, Utica, Detroit

Posted on February 22, 2021

Multi-Game: Neutral Zone Scouting attended (online) the USPHL-Premier game Twin City Thunder vs the Utica Junior Comets on February 16, 2021. An out of conference game that showed intensity early from both sides. Utica Junior Comets took an early lead and never really looked back. Despite a bit of a push to start the 3rd…

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