Game/Tournament Reviews

Orland Park, IL USHL Combine: Top 50 2005s

Posted on August 17, 2019

The 2005’s and 2006’s converged on Orland Park, IL once again for the USHL Combine. The age groups were combined on the rosters and competed with/against each other, but our focus was solely on the 2005’s for this event. We were there to start to identify that age group. Below are over 50 players we…

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Kings of East Coast: Top 40 Prospects

Posted on August 16, 2019

Neutral Zone had a scout at every day of the Kings of East Coast Showcase July 30th-August 1st, 2019. The event took place at UMass-Lowell and was run by Vinny Montalbano, NHL Scout and GM of the CT Rangers (NCDC). There were six teams. Vinny and his staff did a superb job of bringing together…

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Mini Chowder Cup 2003’s: Top 75

Posted on August 12, 2019

Neutral Zone made the trip to Canton Ice House and Foxboro Sports Center Thursday July 25th through Sunday July 28th to watch the Junior Chowder Cup. This report primarily focuses on players in the 2003 age group. However, there were some 2004 birth-year players that were “playing-up” a level. To access our report specific to…

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A Deep 2004 Talent Pool on Display at Junior Chowder Cup

Posted on August 6, 2019

Named this season for legendary New England hockey coach and scout Bob Crocker, the annual July tradition of the Junior Chowder Cup sees many of the Northeast’s best 15 and 16 year olds converge on Foxboro, Canton and North Attleboro. This year, that meant watching the 2003 and 2004 age groups and we saw one…

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Select 16’s USA Hockey National Camp: Top 180

Posted on July 31, 2019

Every June/July, the top hockey players in the United States falling in the U15, U16, and U17 age divisions meet up at the University of Buffalo for National Camp. These players were chosen to represent their individual state, region, and then – if selected – their country. The U16 division (born in 2003) was full…

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Mini Chowder Cup: Top 100

Posted on July 22, 2019

The Best of the Northeast Reigns Supreme at Mini Chowder Cup As is the case every July, many of the top bantam aged players trek down to Foxboro Sports Center to battle for the coveted Mini Chowder Cup trophy. It was a thrilling finish on Championship Sunday as Maroon Hockey won in a SO over…

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World Selects Invite 2004 Division: Top 425

Posted on July 10, 2019

Note: This report still has teams and players to be added. We will let you know when finished. Its a large report and we had some issues merging players.  Neutral Zone had three scouts at the World Selects Invite this May in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area. This event brings many of the top 2004 (and…

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MAHA Festival 2005s: Top 60

Posted on July 5, 2019

The 2005 Michigan players were in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan for the MAHA Select Festival for the week of June 16-21. The players experienced a week long camp of 6 games, practices, lectures from the coaches and off ice training while staying in the dorms at Lake Superior State University. This is our first time…

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MAHA Festival 2004s: Top 65

Posted on June 30, 2019

The 2004 Michigan players were in Sault Ste. Marie, MI for the MAHA Select Festival for the week of June 16-21. The players experienced a week long camp of six games, practices, lectures from the coaches and off ice training while staying in the dorms at Lake Superior State University. The ultimate goal is the…

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2005s Liberty Bell Games: Top 30

Posted on June 29, 2019

Some of the top players from the Atlantic District got together for a four team event at the Red Bank Armory June 14th and 15th for a three game event. The showcase was highly scouted and very well run by Lew Mongelluzzo. The games were comprised of two twenty-two and a half minute halves and…

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