Beantown Futures Division: Top 80

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Neutral Zone was in attendance for every day of the Beantown Classic Sunday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 16. Below is our report on the Futures Division. There were eight teams in this group and the players ranged from 2000-2002 birth years. There were no game results or statistics available. Below are 83 players that …

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2003 Crimson Combine: Top 25

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Neutral Zone attended the 2003 Crimson Combine at Harvard University on Thursday, August 17. The Harvard staff does a great job bringing together many of the top 2003 prospects in North America and this year was no different. Play was fast, skilled and was attended by scouts of all levels. There were four teams with …

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Beantown Prospects Division: Notables

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Neutral Zone had several scouts in Marlboro for the annual Beantown Classic August 11th-16th. Our focus was on the Pro and Futures Divisions but we also took some time to watch the two teams in the 2003/2004 Prospect Division. These players are still very young but were pre-selected by a qualified staff at Beantown to take …

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Mini Chowder Cup: Top 75

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Neutral Zone had scouts in attendance at the Mini Chowder Cup July 28-30 in the Boston area. This report is mostly on 2003 Division players with some notables from the 2004 Division. Hockey Essentials White won the 2003 event over Team Quebec. Jeremy Wilmer was named MVP. Even though we had scouts there every day, we could not see …

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Junior Chowder Cup 2002 Division: Top 120

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Neutral Zone had its New England team in the stands throughout Boston area for the Junior Chowder Cup. We covered as many teams and as many players as possible but some teams we saw more than others and some we didn’t see at all. This report is on the 2002 Division. We want to note …

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Junior Chowder Cup 2001 Division: Top 150

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Neutral Zone had four scouts in attendance at the Junior Chowder Cup July 20-23 in the Boston area. This report is on the 2001 Division and will be followed shortly by our report on the 2002 Division. All American prospects won the event over Hockey Essentials White. Dom Fensore was named MVP. We really liked …

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Western Prospects Bantams Showcase: Top 30

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NEUTRAL ZONE’S WESTERN PROSPECTS TOP 30 SKATERS Neutral Zone attended the Western Canada Showcase on July 17-21 in Regina, Saskatchewan. We saw each team play once as well as the All-Star game. The event attracted players from the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Additionally, a few US prospects attended as well. In …

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Chowder Cup: 60 Standouts

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Neutral Zone was in attendance at the Chowder Cup in Canton, Attleboro, Walpole and Foxboro, MA on July 13th through 16th. There were two divisions: College Open (1998-2000 birth year – Five 2001’s allowed per team) and Jr. A (1997-1999 birth year). We watched both the Jr. A and College Open Division, however, with 135+ …

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Next Level Prospects: Notables

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Reaching the Next Level at Next Level Prospects Showcase – July 9, 2017 Some summer tournaments are valuable on an annual basis not because of the headlines they draw but because they represent a great way to uncover talent that doesn’t get scouted on a consistent basis. Next Level Prospects Showcase (NLPS) in Hudson, NH …

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2003 Michigan Bantam Fest: Top 30

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2003 Players Bantam Fest This was week two of Bantam fest is Sault Ste. Marie, MI with the 2003 age group playing. Neutral Zone was able to watch all 6 teams play at least 3 games each. There were some intense games with plenty of physical play, skill and great goaltending. This was our first …

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