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Major shakeup in the CHL; OHL season over, WHL nixes playoffs

Posted on April 20, 2021

The OHL announced today that it has ended its return to play plans for the 2020-21 season due to the recently extended stay-at-home order in Ontario. “We have worked tirelessly with the Province and the Chief Medical Officer of Health for the past year on different scenarios and different windows of opportunity but the reality…

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NAHL Summary: New Mexico, Wichita Falls, Minot, Minnesota Wilderness. Top 25

Posted on April 16, 2021

Neutral Zone was able to watch the doubleheaders between both the New Mexico Ice Wolves versus the Wichita Falls Warriors and the Minot Minotauros versus the Minnesota Wilderness April 9-11. Below is a list of players and their evaluations based specifically on this weekend of games.  New Mexico Ice Wolves  Jackson Wille #23 (F, L,…

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Memorial Cup canceled for second year in a row

Posted on April 13, 2021

The 2021 Memorial Cup has been canceled due to COVID-19. It marks the second year in a row that the Memorial Cup has been canceled by the CHL. The CHL made the announcement on Tuesday that this year’s tournament would not happen. “The CHL is committed to the health and safety of our players, their…

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NA3HL Playoffs: Rochester Grizzlies vs Peoria Mustangs. Three games.

Posted on April 12, 2021

Multi-Game: Neutral Zone Scouting attended (online) the NA3HL playoff games 1, 2, and 3 of the CentralDivision Finals between the Rochester Grizzlies and the Peoria Mustangs on April 8th , 9th and 10th. Game 1: A typical play-off game! A very tight-matched game that saw two teams make little mistakes.Both goaltenders played great – giving…

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NA3HL Playoff Series: North Iowa Bulls vs Alexandria Blizzard. Top 16

Posted on April 6, 2021

Multi-Game: Neutral Zone Scouting attended (online) the NA3HL playoff games 1 through 3 between the North Iowa Bulls and the Alexandria Blizzard on April 2, April 3, and April 4th, 2021. This match-up was a West Division semi-final battle.  Game 1: A back and forth affair which saw two teams that didn’t want to make…

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USHL: Sioux City vs Lincoln. Top Dozen.

Posted on April 5, 2021

Neutral Zone evaluated a game between the Sioux City Musketeers and Lincoln Stars which took place on Saturday, April 3rd in Lincoln, Nebraska. The game was tightly contested throughout and saw both teams control the action. It was Sioux City who controlled the majority of the early parts of the game. Despite near even shot…

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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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USHL: Dubuque vs Waterloo. Top 30 Players.

Posted on March 30, 2021

The Dubuque Fighting Saints came to Waterloo, IA battling for a playoff spot and were able to defeat a shorthanded Blackhawk team 7-2. The game started out even with a 1-1 tie through the first half of the opening period until Waterloo scored 3 unanswered goals in the final 6 minutes to go up 4-1…

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Alberta Junior Hockey League: Bonnyville vs Sherwood; Drayton Valley Thunder vs Grande Prairie Storm. Top 25 Prospects

Posted on March 22, 2021

Over the weekend, Neutral Zone was able to cover some action in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The games that were covered were the Bonnyville Pontiacs vs the Sherwood Park Crusaders on March 19th, the Drayton Valley Thunder vs the Grande Prairie Storm on March 20th, and the Camrose Kodiaks vs the Drumhel Dragons on…

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USHL: Waterloo vs Tri-City. Top 10

Posted on March 22, 2021

Neutral Zone evaluated a game between the Waterloo Black Hawks and Tri-City Storm which took place on Thursday, March 18th. The game was a back and forth affair that saw both teams score early and play with a high pace. The Storm opened the scoring early in the game after capitalizing on a turnover in…

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