Scouting Reports

NCDC: New Jersey vs Wilkes-Barre

Posted on September 30, 2022

It was a one-sided affair in this one. After 15 minutes, the Jersey Hitmen jumped into the lead over the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights and never looked back. The Hitmen were dominant throughout, highlighted by a couple of impressive passing play goals on the power play and solid play in the net from Justin Cataldo (G,…

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U16: Multi-Game Reports: Top 42

Posted on September 30, 2022

Neutral Zone attended four U16 games recently. The Ohio Jr. Bluejackets defeated Detroit Victory Honda 3-1 in Ohio in T1EHL action. The Minnesota Blades met Team Wisconsin at the MN Blades Tournament. The last two games happened in Blaine last weekend at the NAPHL Showcase. Those games were Minnesota Blue Ox vs Maine Nordiques and…

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U18: Washington Little Capitals vs Palmyra Knights

Posted on September 30, 2022

The Washington Jr. Capitals took on the Palmyra Black at the Ion Center in Leesburg, VA on January 25. Neutral Zone was in attendance and below are the players that stood out. Grades are for this game only. Players did well to make this report. Francis Perham #13 (F, L, 5’2″, 115, Washington Little Caps…

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U16: Team Illinois vs Mount St. Charles: 13 Standouts

Posted on September 29, 2022

NZ covered a U16 game that took place at the Mount Arena in Rhode Island. This was the 3rd meeting between the two teams at Mount the weekend of 9/23-9/25. Mount took the first two of the series with Team Illinois coming away with a 4-3 shootout win on this day. Hard fought game between…

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SJHL: Kindersley vs La Ronge. 12 Standouts

Posted on September 29, 2022

The Kindersley Klippers travelled to the La Ronge Ice Wolves on Sunday, September 25th for an SJHL game. La Ronge took home the 4-1 win. Shots were even and neared almost 80 total but Dawson Smith (F, L, 6’4″, 190, La Ronge Ice Wolves, 02/17/2003) made 36 saves for the win. Players did well to…

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Hockey East Recruit Class Rankings

Posted on September 28, 2022

Over the course of the next few weeks, in the lead up to the 2022-23 NCAA season, Neutral Zone will unveil our class rankings. We’ll start by ranking every class by league, and then cap it off just before the season begins with our national top-10. There are a few things to remember when it…

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CCHL: Carleton Place vs Pembroke. 13 Player Evaluations with Grades

Posted on September 28, 2022

This game was played September 25th: In the first period the Carleton Place Canadians dominated puck possession while the Pembroke Lumber Kings focused on winning battles and a quick transition game. The teams exchanged goals and head into intermission 1-1. Pembroke was forced on the penalty kill often in the second period – including a…

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USHL Showcase: Two Games

Posted on September 27, 2022

Two games played at the USHL Showcase. First Youngstown tipped Des Moines 2-1 on September 25, 2022 and then USA U18s beat Omaha 3-2 on September 24. Grades are for these games only. Lubomir Kupco #8 (LW, L, 5’11”, 181, Des Moines Buccaneers, 03/05/2003, St. Cloud) – The Slovakian native is bit undersized although the…

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BCHL: Three Games: Prince George vs Coquitlam; Nanaimo vs Powell River; Trail vs Penticton. 30 Player Report

Posted on September 27, 2022

Neutral Zone evaluated two BCHL games. On Friday, September 23rd, Neutral Zone was in attendance for a BCHL matchup between Prince George SK and Coquitlam. The game saw a shutout for Prince George and netted them a 3-0 win. On September 24th Neutral Zone was in attendance for a BCHL matchup between Nanaimo and Powell…

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Boston Breakout 93 Notable 2008s

Posted on September 25, 2022

In early September, we made the journey over to Rodman Arena in Walpole to catch as many teams in the 2008 Division of SuperSeries AAA Boston Breakout as we could see in one day. Ultimately we caught 16 of the 34 teams competing in this one viewing and we were able to fill in many…

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