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USA Hockey Announces National Under-17 Team

Posted on March 25, 2020

USA Hockey announced the 23 players selected to the National Under-17 team on Wednesday. The roster includes 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goalies all of whom were born in 2004. “We’re thrilled about the bright, young talent that will make up our U17 roster next season,” said Kevin Reiter, director of player personnel for the…

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NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster Invites

Posted on March 6, 2020

The USA Hockey National Development (NTDP) team released their 40-man roster for Evaluation Camp starting in mid-March in Plymouth, MI. We have several reports on many of these players along with three reports below that are the largest we have done so far in this age group. In our ranking of the Top 2004s posted…

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Minnesota Class AA Preview and Prediction

Posted on March 4, 2020

MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS ‘AA’ STATE TOURNEY PREVIEW AND MATCHUPS For the second consecutive season there will be a new State Champion crowned at the Excel Energy Center as the Edina Hornets were knocked out of their section in the semi-finals.  The tourney this year has a lot of anticipation as the parity is uncanny! …

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Minnesota HS Class A Preview and Prediction

Posted on March 3, 2020

MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS ‘A’ STATE TOURNEY PREVIEW AND PREDICTION There are a ton of familiar faces that we know very well in the tournament this season and a strong northern feel to it.  St. Cloud Cathedral comes into the tournament looking to win back-to-back State Titles but will be highly tested by from the…

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McEachern Hired To Lead Boston Imperials U16 Team at Matignon

Posted on February 5, 2020

When the Matignon varsity hockey program collapsed this past fall, it left a major dent in one of the region’s most well-renowned “hockey schools.” Two weeks ago, the Boston Imperials announced a new venture along with Matignon, creating a new full-season academy program that will be based out of the school. The Imperials will field…

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Hagerman's Path From Minnesota, to Mexico, to Maine

Posted on January 2, 2020

Gonzalo Hagerman’s path to college hockey is as unique as it gets. The 19-year-old defenseman from Cuajimalpa, Mexico committed to Bowdoin last fall. Earlier this season he skated with the Mexican National Team in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and soon he’ll head to Bulgaria with the Mexican National Team for the World Junior Championships (Division…

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EHL November Showcase: Top 40

Posted on November 19, 2019

Neutral Zone was on hand in Haverhill, MA for the EHL November Showcase. Showcase brought all teams to one location with players ranging from 1999 to 2001. There are 27 new players to NZ featured in this report. We will be covering the EHL all season and all players did well to make this report….

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WNY Regional Qualifier U16

Posted on November 15, 2019

Neutral Zone was at some of the recent WNY Qualifier for the U16’s and took a quick look. It was a long, brutal weekend for the players having to play in five games over the course of three days. In the end, it was the USA 3rd ranked Tier 1 team; Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16…

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MJHL Showcase 2019: Top 80

Posted on November 3, 2019

2019 MJHL Player Showcase Age Group: Junior “A” (1999-2003 Birth Year) Introduction: The MJHL Player Showcase was held at the beautiful Seven Oaks Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the second straight year. The event was three days long with each team playing twice. Neutral Zone was in attendance every day, along with many other scouts…

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NCAA Commits: Rubin Chooses Princeton

Posted on October 24, 2019

The Princeton Tigers received some good news earlier this week, when 3.5-star defenseman Tyler Rubin announced that he had verbally committed to the program. Rubin is a Wayland, Mass. native who plays for Belmont Hill. The ’03 is playing for the Boston Jr. Eagles U16 team this fall and he was also invited to USA…

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