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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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Interview: Chris Aarons Hopes To Turn Championship Season Into College Commitment

Posted on October 15, 2019

Last season, Chris Aarons helped lead the NH Avalanche to an EHL championship and the New York native is hoping to do the same thing this season now that he’s a captain. Aarons came up through the youth system in New York and eventually got the chance to play at Trinity-Pawling. Aarons is hoping to…

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NCAA Commits: Casey Severo De-Commits From Merrimack

Posted on October 11, 2019

Merrimack head coach Scott Borek had an interesting Tuesday. First, it was revealed that 3.75-star forward Casey Severo de-committed from the Warriors. First committing to the program last fall, Severo will play for Noble & Greenough this season as well as the Boston Jr. Eagles 18U team in split season. Severo had 29 points (14…

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Interview: Regula Makes The Switch to D, Lands at Ohio State

Posted on October 7, 2019

If you asked incoming Ohio State freshman C.J. Regula if he would have been on the Buckeyes roster as a D two years ago, he might have looked at you sideways. That’s because Regula was a forward in the NAHL for the Minnesota Wilderness. He played some defense prior to high school hockey at Cranbrook…

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NCAA Commitments: Wisconsin Should Remain Solid with 4.5-Star Defenseman Daniel Laatsch

Posted on October 2, 2019

The Wisconsin Badgers have one of the most talented rosters in college hockey this upcoming season, and Tony Granato’s staff is primed to keep that momentum going next season, with a class that includes 4.5-star defenseman Daniel Laatsch for 2020. Laatsch is a massive defender (6-foot-4) who is also a Wisconsin native. The Badgers don’t…

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Interview: Goaltender Peyton Grainer Signs with Flint

Posted on October 1, 2019

Earlier this month, 3.75-star goaltender Peyton Grainer signed with the Flint Firebirds (OHL). The ’02 from Livonia, Mich. played last season with Little Caesar’s U16 team and has also spent the last two summers at USA Hockey’s Select 16 and Select 17 camps; he was being heavily pursued by NCAA programs before agreeing to join the Firebirds…

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Neutral Zone Launches NHL Draft Coverage Headed by Ian Moran

Posted on September 26, 2019

Photo: Dan Hickling/Hickling Images Neutral Zone LLC is proud to announce the launch of a new website dedicated exclusively to the NHL Draft, which will officially begin coverage at the end of this month. Leading the new venture is former NHL defenseman Ian Moran, who spent 15 years in the National Hockey League as a…

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