Game/Tournament Reviews

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Alliance Cup Championship Game: Ridley Prep at The Hill School

Posted on February 22, 2022

In a thrilling game that featured physicality, emotion and a frenetic ending Neutral Zone was able to watch Ridley come away with a 3-2 victory. Below are the players we feel stood out from their peers over the course of the three periods.

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Overspeed Classic: U15, U16, U18. Top 42

Posted on January 3, 2022

Below is a report from the Toby O’Brien’s, Overspeed Classic held at Adelard Arena in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. We were able to watch and evaluate four games with eight different teams across 5 different programs in one day. This was a good event with a handful of elite, skilled and talented players but also a…

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PHL Scrimmage Sunday. Super 16 plus Sports Etc. Goalie of the Week.

Posted on April 13, 2021

The Pandemic Hockey League had two scrimmage games on Sunday. Teams played three 20 minute periods with officials and coaches. The real games start on April 15th as the four teams will battle for the PHL Championship over ten weeks and 20 games. This was our first look at the players and below are 16…

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2021 USHL: Biosteel All American Game Top 20

Posted on April 12, 2021

Neutral Zone evaluated the Biosteel All American game, which is an exhibition game put on by USA Hockey and the USHL that showcased the best draft-eligible American-born players. The Blue Team was the current roster for the U18 NTDP team and the White Team was composed of players who are considered to be the top…

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Bantam: Exposure Hockey Group Columbus Invitational. Top 80

Posted on April 6, 2021

Neutral Zone attended the Exposure Hockey Group’s Columbus Invite in Mid-March. Matt Miles and his staff ran a great event and we enjoyed watching the competitive nature of the games. There were eight teams in the 2006 Divisione and the Boston Advantage beat the St. Louis Jr. Blues to win the Championship. Every team had…

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NAHL: New Mexico vs Lone Star; Maine vs Danbury. Top 20.

Posted on April 4, 2021

NAHL March 26th – 28th  Neutral Zone was able to watch the 3 games in 3 days series between both the New Mexico Ice Wolves versus the Lone Star Brahmas and the Maine Nordiques versus the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. Below is a list of players and their evaluations based specifically on this weekend of…

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U18: Team Wisconsin vs Northstar Christian Academy Knights. Two games.

Posted on March 29, 2021

Team Wisconsin and Northstar Christian Academy Knights U18 AAA teams played a two-game series on the weekend of 03/20/21-03/21/21.  The games were played on the campus of NSCA at the Northstar Sports Complex in Alexandria, Minnesota.  This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams.  The Knights would sweep the two-game series in an injury filled weekend…

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MN High School: 1AA Rivalry Championship: Lakeville North vs Lakeville South

Posted on March 28, 2021

Neutral Zone was in Minnesota to evaluate the Section 1AArivalry Championship game between Lakeville North and Lakeville South. Lakeville South locked in their State Tournament position at the X with a 7-3 hard fought victory. Please find the top 11 identified players from this game.  MSHSL- Lakeville North Skylar Vetter #31 (G, L, 5’8″, 155, Lakeville North, 05/14/2003, Minnesota)- Skylar was solid.  Playing this game . . ….

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Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Youngstown Phantoms. Top 26 Players.

Posted on March 26, 2021

Neutral Zone was in attendance for the Youngstown Phantoms traveling to Muskegon for the first of a three-game series between the two squads. It was the best and the worst ranked teams in the east going head to head but this wasn’t a blowout, it came down to the final minute where San Jose Sharks…

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MN High School: Grand Rapids Thunderhawks vs Andover Huskies. Top 11

Posted on March 26, 2021

Neutral Zone attended this MSHSL battle between #1 Grand Rapids Thunderhawks and the #2 Andover Huskies.  The Huskies ground out a hard-fought 3-2 victory.  Please see the top-rated 11 skaters from this epic match-up. Grades for this game only. Grand Rapids – MSHSL Jack Peart #23 (D, L, 5’11”, 177, Grand Rapids HS, 05/15/2003, St. Cloud)-…

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