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2002 National Rankings: Top 300

Posted on November 26, 2021

In our second round of National Rankings we focus on the 2002 birth year prospect who are not yet in NCAA and not signed in CHL. Our scouting staff covered all of North America attending each junior league tournament, often with multiple scouts. These rankings are the mid-term rankings and will be updated at the…

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AJHL Showcase North Division: Top 185

Posted on November 6, 2021

After the league was forced to cancel the 2020-2021 season, NZ decided to send 4 scouts to the AJHL Showcase to try and make up for lost time. Many of thesse players did not play a full season last year and some have not been seen by our scouting staff in 2 or more years….

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USHL: Goalie Report 10/8-10/9

Posted on October 12, 2021

USHL Goalie Report; October 9th-10th The USHL had 13 games this past weekend giving Neutral Zone goalie scouts an opportunity to watch plenty of goalies throughout the league. This weekend provided some stellar goalie performances and will be fun to watch as the season progresses. Below are the top goalies from this weekend in the…

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Cottage Cup. OJHL and CCHL. Six Teams. 11 Games. 45 Players

Posted on October 7, 2021

Teams Involved: Host Collingwood Blues, OJHL;  North York Rangers, OJHL; Cobourg Cougars, OJHL; Trenton Golden Hawks, OJHL; Navan Grads, CCHL; Ottawa Jr. Senators; CCHL Sat, Sep.18, 2021, 10:00 AM Eddie Bush Arena, Collingwood ON Collingwood 0-Ottawa Jr.3 Final Score Game One Storyline Both teams came out flying with many hits being made, also by both…

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USPHL: Pittsburgh Vengeance vs Columbus Mavericks. Ten Standouts

Posted on October 4, 2021

Pittsburgh Vengeance Nick Tessier #22 (F, R, 5’11”, 194, Pittsburgh Vengeance, 05/27/2002) Tessier always backchecks properly threw the middle and attacks the puck hard. Defensively, he always has stick on puck and works through the puck carrier’s hands and body. He utilizes his defense first mentality to help create offense for his team. What Tessier…

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NAHL Showcase Top Goalies

Posted on October 1, 2021

NAHL Showcase Top Goalies The NAHL showcase was a great time for Neutral Zone scouts to get an opportunity to watch all the talent the league has to offer this year. Neutral Zone goalie scouts were in full force to get a firsthand look at all the goalies throughout the league. This showcase had some…

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Kings of East Coast. Players Ranked 1-50

Posted on August 13, 2021

Neutral Zone attended the Kings of East Coast at Tsongas Arena on the Campus of UMass Lowell. The event was run by Vinny Montalbano who is an NHL Scout and also the GM of the CT Rangers in the NCDC. It was very well run with accurate rosters and any changes were communicated directly to…

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USHL Phase 1 Draft: Minnesota Blue Army AAA

Posted on June 2, 2021

The Blue Army AAA had three players selected in the Phase I USHL Draft’s sixth round. Here’s a look at how each has evolved into high end players who are now high end USHL prospects.

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USHL Draft: NV River Rats 15U AAA

Posted on May 29, 2021

The NV River Rats 15U AAA team had two highly skilled forwards selected in the draft. Both play with pace, protect the puck well and are not afraid to fire the puck while in traffic. In this review we take a look at Cam Russo and Joey Zheng’s progression from U14 standouts to potential USHL power forwards with speed.

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USHL Phase 1 Draft: Boston Jr Eagles

Posted on May 28, 2021

The Boston Jr. Eagles organization showed well in both the Phase I Futures Draft and the Phase II 2021 USHL Drafts. In total they had 14 players drafted and an additional 3 players attended the NTDP’s 40 man camp. In this draft recap we focus on their 2005 birth year players who were selected in the Phase 1 Futures draft and their evaluations as they’ve progressed through U14 hockey into potential USHL players.

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