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2006 EHG All Star Weekend: All 44 Skaters & One Goalie Graded

Posted on July 20, 2020

Neutral Zone had at least two and often four scouts in attendance at the Exposure Hockey Group’s All-Star Weekend. Our main focus was the 2005 and 2006 age groups. Matt Miles and the EEHG did a superb job of putting the event on. The talent was excellent with some potential NTDP players and certain DI…

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Bantam: Sixty Development Camp: Top 50

Posted on June 26, 2020

Neutral Zone sent two scout to the rink for a first time in a long while to check out the Sixty Development Camp put on by the New England Hockey Group. There were practices and games and we watched both. Players came mostly from New England but there were some from California and the Atlantic…

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Colby Saganiuk goes the Otter Direction

Posted on May 21, 2020

Brian Murphy; Head of US Scouting’s Take: When Colby Saganiuk was taken at #37 in the 2019 OHL Draft by the Erie Otters, it turned some heads as he was on track to play for the U17 NTDP. Seemed high for a player that seemed to say all the right things as far as his…

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Top 50 MIAA Sophomores We’ve 👀 in 2019-20

Posted on May 7, 2020

This is Part 2 of our MIAA series in which we rank each of the classes across all three Divisions of Mass HS this past season. Many of you likely saw Mass HS Report 1 and Mass HS Report 2 – you will know that over the course of the season, we watched 75 MIAA…

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Top 30 MIAA Rookies We’ve 👀 in 2019-20

Posted on May 1, 2020

For those of you who are familiar with Mass HS Report 1 and Mass HS Report 2 – you will know that over the course of the season, we watched 75 MIAA games in-person and recapped them all for free on our MassNZ site (including EVERY Super 8 game). Both reports were at least 34,000…

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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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MAHA Bantam Festival 2004

Posted on April 19, 2020

This evaluation was originally written in July of 2017. We came across it doing some “house cleaning” and loved seeing all of the familiar names with their evaluations. We thought it would be interesting to look back at what our scouts said about them as Bantams.

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Saxen Robertson

Posted on April 18, 2020

2004 Saxen Robertson from the Pitt Penguins Elite went undrafted in the OHL. I understand that he may not be at the top of team’s lists but he is a player that would be a perfect fit from a development standpoint. Teams would be lucky to have Saxen for a few years. Brian Murphy. Director…

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Jake Bongo

Posted on April 17, 2020

Twenty years ago Jake probably would not have gotten a sniff of NHL attention, but that isn’t the case now. He’s got a high hockey IQ, great wheels, fantastic motor, is an absolute dog on a bone for the puck and is one of the most competitive players I saw in New England last year (2019-20). And by competitive I don’t mean he tries hard. I mean that it’s obvious that losing hurts his sole.

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Matty Copponi

Posted on April 16, 2020

Matty was selected 8th overall in the American portion of the draft. Familiar names Timmy Delay went 1st overall, Declan Loughnane went 3rd, Jack Hughes went 6th and JP Turner 13th.

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