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Neutral Zone will host USHL Draft Show

Posted on May 5, 2021

Neutral Zone is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a live broadcast during the USHL Phase I and Phase II Drafts. This will be a live feed with several of our scouts talking about the drafted prospects to give both hockey professionals and hockey fans an inside look at this years talent pool….

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2020 East Coast Ice Jam: Top 100

Posted on January 17, 2020

Jan 8th-12th, 2020  Neutral Zone attended the 2020 East Coast Ice Jam in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Over the weekend we were able to watch all 21 Major Midget teams from around the Atlantic provinces play. It was a well-run tournament that highlighted prospects that will play a role in the upcoming QMJHL draft this summer….

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Introducing Neutral Zone’s Interns for the 2019-2020 Season!

Posted on August 13, 2019

Introducing Neutral Zone’s Interns for the 2019-2020 Season! Liam Barnicle, Kyle Handszer, Christopher Walsh and Quinn Robelle named newest NZ interns!  The Neutral Zone team is proud to announce the addition of four new interns, Liam Barnicle, Kyle Handszer, Christopher Walsh and Quinn Robelle for the 2019-2020 season! Each intern has a unique hockey background,…

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Battle of Boston U20: Top 70 Skaters

Posted on July 22, 2018

Neutral Zone was in attendance for all three days of the Battle of Boston in Walpole on July 13th through 15th. There were 18 teams at the event and we were able to see each team at least once. Hockey Essentials White defeated Top Shelf Purple in the final game. The tournament was generally well…

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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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