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USHL Phase 1 Draft Grades

Posted on May 8, 2018

Team: Cedar Rapids Roughriders Grade: B- Picks: 11 Total; 3 in Top 50; 7 in Top 100 Best prospects: Andrei Bakanov (#5 Ranked) Best Value: Austin Cook (#59 Ranked / #85 Overall), Charlie DesRoches (#28 Ranked, #37 Overall) Summary: Cedar Rapids started out the draft taking arguably the most USHL ready prospect in this draft…

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WHL Draft Top 400 Rankings (Western Canada List)

Posted on May 1, 2018

On Thursday March 3rd the WHL will conduct its annual Bantam Draft. This is a unique draft to the league which takes players a year earlier than its rival CHL leagues. The thought process behind this is that it is a much larger territory geographically and it gives the leagues and teams another year to…

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William Dagenais

QMAAA: Gatineau L’Intrepide vs Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royal

Posted on February 1, 2018

  Wednesday January 31 2018 @7:00 – Laval-MTL – Garon Arena   A snowy Wednesday night seen Gatineau come to Montreal for a weeknight battle. Gatineau got on the board early when a defender lobbed the puck at the Laval goalie to go off for a change. That puck managed to find it’s way between…

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Marshall Lessard

QMAAA: Magog Cantonniers vs. Lac St-Louis Lions

Posted on January 27, 2018

Friday January 26 2018 @ 7:00 – Dollard Civic Centre.   Two first period goals by the midget AAA leading scorer Justin Hryckowian wasn’t enough for the Lions. Magog would bury the next 4 goals, including an empty netter, and win the game 4-2.   Charles Beaudoin #21 (RW, R, Magog, 6’00”, 167lbs, 2002) –…

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Austin Eastman

OJHL: Aurora Tigers vs. Cobourg Cougars

Posted on January 23, 2018

Game was played on January 22, 2018 in Cobourg, Ontario. The final score of the game was 5-1 for the Cougars, but it was overshadowed by an unfortunate event that happened in the second period of play. An ambulance was called after an Aurora player, Zach Wilkie, was injured on the ice after carrying the…

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Groton/Lawrence Holiday Tournament: Top 60

Posted on December 26, 2017

Neutral Zone was in attendance for the Groton/Lawrence 2017 Holiday Hockey Tournament that took place in Groton, MA on December 14th through the 16th. Each team played a total of four games. Neutral Zone had two scouts in attendance and was able to see each team at least three times. The field was competitive and…

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Brooks-Pingree Tournament: 20 Notables

Posted on December 23, 2017

Brooks-Pingree Tournament Championship- Dec. 15-17, 2017 South Hamilton, Mass. -In a holiday surprise, Pingree defeated both New Hampton and Hebron, making it to the Championship game of the Brooks-Pingree Tournament. It was no real surprise that Millbrook made it to the final, having gone 3-0 in pool play. The title match proved to be a…

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Honeybaked Showcase U15; U16: Top 45

Posted on December 22, 2017

The showcase games were played at the Fraser Arena in Fraser, MI second weekend in December. The showcase was put on by the HoneyBaked hockey program. Below are the 46 players we thought stood out at the event in both the U15 and U16 divisions. Players did well to make this report and grades are…

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Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic: Top 100

Posted on December 22, 2017

Neutral Zone headed to Connecticut for the 35th Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic on December 14th-16th. We saw each team play at least two full games. The competition was excellent as many games were decided in overtime or by shootout. Ultimately, Gunnery beat Kent in overtime on a Zach Pellergino goal to win the championship….

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U16: Jr. Flyers @ NJ Avs; Selects Academy @ NJ Avs

Posted on December 13, 2017

12/2 Philadelphia Junior Flyers 2 @ NJ Avs 4 16U Tough loss for Philly. The Avs looked a little sluggish after a late-night game v SKS last night and the JF put on a strong effort backed up by a “ten bell” performance by Hunter Thomas in net. It was 1-0 JF going into the…

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