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USHL: Sioux Falls Stampede vs Lincoln Stars. Top 12

Posted on February 25, 2021

Neutral Zone watched a game that took place on Monday, February 15th between the Lincoln Stars and Sioux Falls Stampede. The Stars started the game off strong, opening the scoring just over a minute into the contest after jumping on a loose puck in the offensive zone and capitalizing on the chance. Aside from the…

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USHL: Chicago Steel vs NTDP U17: Top 12

Posted on February 24, 2021

Neutral Zone evaluated a game between the Chicago Steel and the NTDP U17 team that took place on Sunday, February 22nd in Plymouth, Michigan. The Steel opened the game strong and controlled the first ten minutes of the first period. Chicago was able to establish its forecheck and put pressure on the NTDP early, forcing…

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USPHL Premier: Twin City, Utica, Detroit

Posted on February 22, 2021

Multi-Game: Neutral Zone Scouting attended (online) the USPHL-Premier game Twin City Thunder vs the Utica Junior Comets on February 16, 2021. An out of conference game that showed intensity early from both sides. Utica Junior Comets took an early lead and never really looked back. Despite a bit of a push to start the 3rd…

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NAHL February 3rd-5th. Austin, Minot, Fairbanks, Kenai, Fairbanks, Bismarck, MN Wilderness

Posted on February 13, 2021

February 3rd – 5th  Neutral Zone was able to watch the week in the NAHL consisting of seven different teams throughout six games. The pandemic has forced some of these teams to play against each other often throughout the season, making these games exciting to watch with an added intensity. Below provided is a list…

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AJHL Top 50 Rankings: 2000 Birth Year

Posted on February 12, 2021

The Alberta Junior Hockey League has been mostly in shut down this season but we were able to see some pre-season action early in the year. The rankings are for NCAA-Eligible prospects who are on AJHL rosters this season and were born in 2000. Given that there was limited viewings in 2020-2021 season so far,…

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BCHL Top 70 Rankings: 2000 Birth Year

Posted on February 12, 2021

The BCHL, the highest rated Junior A league in Canada was limited to pre-season hockey before being shut down. We have compiled the top 70 NCAA Eligible prospects in the league this year who were born in 2000l. While they haven’t played any regular season games our scouts were diligent in the pre-season and we…

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NA3HL Top 20 Rankings: 2000 Birth Year

Posted on February 12, 2021

The NA3HL is one of the few leagues in the junior hockey landscape that has had a fairly flud season, many teams playing nearly 30 games already. While admittedly NZ has not extensviely covered this league outside of the All Star weekend and a few games here and there, our team has focused on the…

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USPHL Premier Double Header. Fresno Monsters vs Utah Outliers & Fresno Monsters vs Ogden Mustangs

Posted on February 9, 2021

USPHL-PREMIER 02/02/21 & 02/03/21 Multi-Game: Neutral Zone Scouting attended (online) the USPHL-Premier game Fresno Monsters vs the Utah Outliers on February 2, 2021. This was a non-divisional match-up that displayed tight checking hockey right from the start. The Monsters tried to mount a 3rd-period comeback with a beautiful goal by Jacob Gagnon but ultimately fell…

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USHL: Tri-City Storm vs Omaha Lancers: Top Dozen.

Posted on February 3, 2021

Neutral Zone evaluated a game between the Tri-City Storm and the Omaha Lancers that took place in Omaha on Saturday, January 30th. The game was extremely physical with both teams fighting for space and playing a straight-ahead brand of hockey. The Lancers set the tone early in the first, establishing their forecheck and playing with…

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NAHL: Fairbanks Ice Dogs vs Bismarck Bobcats

Posted on February 2, 2021

This report consists of the weekend series in the NAHL between The Fairbanks Ice Dogs and The Bismarck Bobcats. Due to the pandemic, these teams have faced off quite a bit, which made the pace and intensity amplified. Below is a list of players and their evaluations based specifically on the weekend.  Fairbanks Ice Dogs…

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