Education/Analytics

Gary Roberts Blog: Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition

Posted on June 28, 2020

The following article was written by Gary Roberts, NHL veteran forward who now owns and operates Gary Roberts Training Roberts will contribute more information to Neutral Zone readers. Click here to access Gary’s at-home training programs delivered on the Gary Roberts training app. Neutral Zone readers earn 10% discount when applying Neutral Zone promo code NZ10 at…

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Gary Roberts on Recovery

Posted on June 17, 2020

The following article was written by Gary Roberts, NHL veteran forward who now owns and operates Gary Roberts Training Roberts will contribute more information to Neutral Zone readers. Click here to access Gary’s at-home training programs delivered on the Gary Roberts training app. Neutral Zone readers earn 10% discount when applying Neutral Zone promo code NZ10 at…

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Gary Roberts Off-Season Goals

Posted on June 3, 2020

The following article was written by Gary Roberts, NHL veteran forward who now owns and operates Gary Roberts Training Roberts will contribute more information to Neutral Zone readers. Click here to access Gary’s at-home training programs delivered on the Gary Roberts training app. Neutral Zone readers earn 10% discount when applying Neutral Zone promo code NZ10 at…

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Tides Changing With Transfers in NCAA Hockey

Posted on November 5, 2019

For the elite-level players in the U.S. and Canada, and now even Europe, there is a fundamental decision most are presented with between the ages 16-18, and that is to play in the NCAA or the CHL. Both are exciting options with their own set of upside and downsides, and at Neutral Zone, we have…

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NCAA Recruiting Class Rankings vs. NCAA Pairwise Rankings (D3 Edition)

Posted on February 11, 2019

At Neutral Zone, our scouts not only rank players and draft scouting reports of all CHL/NCAA prospects throughout North America, but also conduct CHL/NCAA Recruiting Class Rankings. These are based on an algorithm that computes the players star rating, their age and the league they play in. “Every season we run tests in November, January…

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Free World Junior Mini Preview

Posted on December 26, 2018

2019 World Junior Championship Roster With excitement surrounding this year’s World Junior Tournament and the United States squad with probable first overall NHL pick Jack Hughes, we decided to put together a bit of information on the team. Many of these players appeared in some of our very first reports in 2016 and we only…

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2018 CCHL Showcase Report: Top 240

Posted on October 31, 2018

Neutral Zone Scouts were in attendance at the CCHL Showcase this weekend. We have evaluated and graded nearly every skater and goalie who played this weekend, as can be seen below organized by position and subsequent grades (A, A-, B+ etc …). There is a list of players here listed as Honorable Mentions who were…

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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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USHL Phase I Draft: Top 350 Rankings (2002s)

Posted on May 7, 2018

Tonight marks the USHL Phase I draft where teams will have 10 rounds of selections to acquire the rights to the best 2002’s in North America (and beyond). Neutral Zone scouts have compiled a ranking of the top 350 players in the draft. We have excluded players who have signed CHL contracts, players who have…

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USHL Tenders: Risks and Rewards

Posted on April 19, 2018

Following the NTDP Evaluation Camp, many top prospects in the U.S. and Canada will be offered tenders to USHL clubs. With the draft only a few weeks out, more and more players signing tenders, including Alex Gaffney, Ruben Rafkin, Colby Ambrosio, Chase Bradley and Wyatt Schingoethe signing with Waterloo. A tender is a binding contract between a player…

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