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OJHL: Whitby at Newmarket and Markham at Aurora

Posted on February 17, 2019

Whitby Fury vs. Newmarket Hurricanes Game was played on February 14, 2019 in Newmarket, Ontario. As is typical for this Newmarket team, a defensive affair was in store for tonight and they managed to hold the score to 2-0 until the third period of play. However, after two quick goals by the Fury in the…

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Colton Young Commits to Colgate University

Posted on February 14, 2019

Colton Young is a 2019-2020 recruit to Colgate University that thrives in the offensive zone. He has shown impressive stickhandling skills, creativity, and a quick and powerful shot. Colton tells us about his recruiting journey: “The NCAA recruitment process presented a lot of different options. The main two, which I visited were the University of…

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Ty Gallagher Commits to Miami (Ohio)

Posted on February 14, 2019

Ty Gallagher has committed to Miami University of Ohio for the 2022-2023 season. Ty has done well this season, getting an ‘A’ grade in our last three reports of him. NZ scouts have described him as an offensive defenseman with a well rounded skill set. The Michigan native told us how he started playing: “When…

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Regan Kimens Commits to Merrimack College

Posted on February 12, 2019

Regan Kimens has committed to Merrimack for the 2019-2020 season. Regan is currently playing the BCHL for the Coquitlam Express. He has been noted for his soft hands and physical play. Neutral Zone scouts have repeatedly called him a power forward with an unmatched work ethic. The Ontario native credits his father for getting him…

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Silver Stick Finals 2004s: Top 150

Posted on February 10, 2019

Neutral Zone was in attendance for the 57th annual Silver Stick International in Port Huron, MI in early January. It featured some the best Bantam AAA teams from Canada and the US. It was an All USA Final as Honeybaked beat the Buffalo Jr. Sabres to win the title. Teams had to qualify through local…

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Lane Hutson Commits to Boston University

Posted on February 6, 2019

Lane Hutson has committed to Boston University and set to be rostered for the 2023-2024 season. Lane has been given A+ grade at the HPHL U14 Showcase in November and was noticed for his intimidating speed and edge work. In an upcoming report from Port Huron Silver Stick Tournament, Lane also received high marks and was…

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Jared Wescott Commits to Penn State

Posted on February 5, 2019

Jared Westcott has committed to Penn State and is set to hit the ice as a Nittany Lion for the 2020-2021 season. Jared has shown us that he is not only able be a playmaker but also put the puck in the net. Netting two clutch goals in two games that NZ scouts attended; vs…

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New Jersey Rockets (2) @ Islanders Hockey Club (7)

Posted on February 4, 2019

The Islanders Hockey Club swept the New Jersey Rockets over this past weekend. A 6 goal third period in this one gave the Islanders a much-needed victory. By taking advantage of their home ice, they improved their place in the NCDC standings and look to continue climbing back towards the top where they found themselves…

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U18 STX Notre Dame Shootout: Top 50

Posted on February 4, 2019

Neutral Zone was in South Bend, Indiana for the U18 STX Shootout for the weekend of January 25-27. Teams from the Midwest, Florida, and Calgary, Alberta participated in an 8 team tournament. There was great action with tight games as 6 games ended up in a tie. Team Illinois came up as the top team…

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OHL Draft Top 300 Ontario Mid Term Rankings

Posted on January 31, 2019

After the Toronto Marlies Holiday Tournament, Neutral Zone’s Ontario staff, led by Paul O’Hagan, compiled scouting reports and rankings from September to end of December to compile our Mid-Term OHL Draft Rankings. Each player was ranked in November for the preliminary rankings so the chart below shows that some players have climbed since then, stayed…

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