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U18 Minuteman Flames vs Boston Advantage (10/4/2020)

Posted on October 15, 2020

In all honesty Hunter was a consistent offensive threat. His compete and energy were noticeable every shift as was his long powerful stride. We loved his game and Hunter is a player we will be looking for as the Massachusetts High School season approaches.

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U15 Springfield Rifles at The Jr. Bulldogs Showcase

Posted on September 30, 2020

Neutral Zone had 3 scouts in attendance for the 2020 Jr. Bulldogs Showcase, but one scout primarily focused on the 2005 birth year. Here are his thoughts on the U15 Springfield Rifles and the players who distinguished themselves on Sunday morning versus the U15 Boston Jr. Eagles.

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U16 – Boston Bulldogs vs Bay State Breakers (9/20/2020)

Posted on September 21, 2020

Jake was the most impactful player in this one. There was not a shot clock available, but we would guess that he made close to 40 saves. Jake showed excellent body control while being forced to move post to post without ever leaving his paint. His eyes were consistently

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U15 – Cape Cod Whalers vs Boston Jr. Eagles (9/13/2020)

Posted on September 15, 2020

Neutral Zone had two scouts in attendance evaluating as the U15 Whalers played host to the Boston Jr. Eagles. These are the players who we feel had a positive impact for their team.

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NHL Draft Chaos

Posted on May 30, 2020

2020 NHL Draft information The Draft itself will take place after the Stanley Cup has been won. There are seven teams who have already been eliminated from the playoffs (Ottawa, Detroit, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, New Jersey and Buffalo) and each is in contention for the #1 overall selection. All 15 non-playoff teams (including…

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Shane Lachance

Posted on May 9, 2020

Brian Murphy; US Director of Scouting on Shane Lachance, Tabor Academy, Pick #128 in Phase II of the USHL draft by Tri-City. Shane is a four star rated player by Neutral Zone. Before writing this, I spoke with our NHL guys who had seem him as well and wanted to make sure they agreed with…

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USHL Draft Recap

Posted on May 8, 2020

Neutral Zone scouts have put together a USHL Draft recap breaking down a total of 110 picks from each team in both Phase I and Phase II. We provided background and scouting information on each team’s top selection in each draft as well as a good value pick and a sleeper pick. In most cases there were several players to choose from but we tried to spread it out among regions so each territory was represented.

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Michael Stenberg

Posted on May 6, 2020

Brian Murphy; VP and Director of US Scouting on Mike Stenberg; #4 Overall selection in the USHL Draft by Des Moines: I was told about four years ago to watch out for a kid named Mike Stenberg. I was told three things. 1. He was strong and played with lots of snarl. 2. Every Prep…

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Get to Know Camron VanSickle

Posted on May 5, 2020

Brian Murphy; VP and Director of US Scouting on Camron VanSickle: There very few players who seem to become more relaxed and more focused near the net. You almost see a smile one their faces. Rutger McGroarty would be one. Camron CanSickle is another. He is cool, cold blooded, poised; a goalie assassin. I don’t…

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Billy Norcross

Posted on April 21, 2020

Just to be upfront, I think Billy’s best days are ahead of him…… and that’s what makes Billy an NHL prospect for the 2021 Draft.

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