Scouting Reports

NCAA: Boston College adds a Top 2005

Posted on August 31, 2021

(‘05) William Vote (F) commits to Boston College for 2023 Vote is headed off to the U.S. NTDP this upcoming season. The Arlington, Mass. native played for the Boston Jr. Eagles for the last three seasons and was set to play at Dexter last season before the season was canceled due to COVID-19. NZ has…

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NCAA: Top uncommitted recruit chooses Michigan

Posted on August 26, 2021

Adam Fantilli is widely regarded as the top uncommitted recruit in the nation. Well, he’s uncommitted no longer. Fantilli has verbally committed to Michigan. NHL Network’s Jon Morosi first reported the news on Wednesday. “Adam is one of the premier ‘04s in the world,” said NZ scouts. “His power, skill, shooting ability, and pro stride are…

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NZ Hiring for 2021-2022 Season

Posted on August 23, 2021

Neutral Zone, LLC established in 2015, has become the most reputable independent amateur hockey scouting service in the world. With a scouting staff over 50 covering men’s and women’s hockey, NHL Draft, CHL Drafts, USHL Drafts and every level of amateur hockey in North America; the NZ team is looking to continue its expansion and…

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Mass HS Showcase 45 Notables

Posted on August 20, 2021

Back in a new location at the Boch Ice Center in Dedham: Mass HS Showcase returned for it’s 4th year of operation after stops at BU and Northeastern along the way. This year’s event featured eight teams and nearly every player was a current or recent MIAA player. Some attendees were already-graduated seniors whereas others…

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NCAA: ’04s are flying off the board

Posted on August 19, 2021

(‘04) Will Elger (F) commits to Providence for 2023 Elger is an Ohio native who played for the Blue Jackets AAA program. Last season he appeared in 67 games for the Blue Jackets and totaled 22 goals and 28 assists for 50 points; he also had a brief stint with the NTDP. NZ Scouts: Elger…

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QMJHL: Halifax signs former Robert Morris forward

Posted on August 18, 2021

Former Robert Morris forward David Lafrance has signed in the QMJHL with the Halifax Mooseheads for the upcoming season. Lafrance is a 20-year-old and has one season of eligibility left. General Manager Cam Russell said Lafrance will be on the roster when the regular season opens in October. He joins forward Zack Jones and fellow defenceman…

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WHL announces a vaccine policy

Posted on August 18, 2021

The WHL announced this week that it will have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy moving forward, which requires all players, hockey operations staff, other team and league personnel, and officials to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the start of the 2021-22 season. The season is set to begin on Oct. 1. The…

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Junior Chowder Cup 2005s and 2006s 120 Notables

Posted on August 18, 2021

Featuring a deep field of 2005s and 2006s, even in the midst of a pandemic, the Junior Chowder Cup returned as the calendar turned from July to August. Many of the best players in both age groups (plus a few high level 2007s) filed into Foxboro Sports Center as well as Canton Ice House and…

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Kings of East Coast. Players Ranked 1-50

Posted on August 13, 2021

Neutral Zone attended the Kings of East Coast at Tsongas Arena on the Campus of UMass Lowell. The event was run by Vinny Montalbano who is an NHL Scout and also the GM of the CT Rangers in the NCDC. It was very well run with accurate rosters and any changes were communicated directly to…

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