AJHL Showcase: Top 175 Prospects

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Neutral Zone was in Camrose, Alberta for the annual AJHL Showcase. This year saw less scouts than a year before as a result of the USHL Showcase being scheduled at the same time, but there were still plenty of eyes on these prospects. The AJHL this season as a few top teams but overall it’s …

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Minnesota HS Elite League Weeks 1-3: Top 55 Prospects

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Neutral Zone has scouted the first three weeks of the Minnesota High School Elite League which takes place on weekends and played at rinks throughout Minnesota. We have compiled a list of players who stood out over the first 3 weeks and attached multiple reports on some of the players below. The grades are based …

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Western States Bantam Invite: Top 29 Rankings

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  On September 8-10th, Neutral Zone exchanged the beautiful, sunny weather for the dry cold of the Bloomington Ice Gardens in Bloomington, MN for the first ever Western States Bantam Invite. It was a six-team showcase featuring the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars Elite, Colorado Thunderbirds, RHA (Winnipeg), Gentry Academy (Minnesota), and Great Plains (Minnesota).  Great …

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CCHL Labor Day Showcase: Top 200 Prospects

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Neutral Zone sent 5 scouts to Kanata, ON for the CCHL Showcase to get a head start on one of Ontario’s premier junior hockey destinations. The level of play was solid and the event was well run, allowing scouts ample opportunity to see each team play 3 games. There was a mix of NHL, NCAA …

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Wisconsin High School Hockey Standout Commits to UMass Lowell

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  UMass Lowell and Head Coach Norm Bazin recently received a commitment from 3.75-star prospect Chase Blackmun, a 6-foot, 185-pound, right-shot defenseman out of Hudson, Wisconsin. In a time of single sport specialization, early commitments and the erosion of high school hockey; Chase goes against nearly every modern hockey movement.  He stayed at his local …

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Bross heads east to join UMass Boston

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UMass Boston (NEHC) recently received a commitment from 3.25-star prospect Zack Bross from the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL. The 6’0”, 195-lb. ’96 born forward hails from Weldon Spring, Missouri and is a veteran grab for the Beacons and coach Peter Belisle. Bross is a mature, strong and smart player with a high compete level …

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