Toronto Marlies Classic: Top 225

Posted on February 2, 2020

With over 50 teams in the Minor Midget AAA category, the Toronto Marlies Holiday Classic is one of the largest tourney of the year. Detroit Honeybaked won the 2019 Marlies tournament and were led by elite forwards Max Namestnikov and Frank Nazar. Honeybaked, who won the Whitby Silver Stick last season followed up with another…

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Canada Youth Olympic Team (U-15) VS Lac St-Louis Lions: Names To Know

Posted on January 16, 2020

In preparation for the Olympic Youth Winter games, which start this upcoming weekend in Switzerland, team Canada had an exhibition game against the renowned Midget AAA program in Quebec, the Lac St-Louis Lions. As many of these players have never played together before, their goal is to find instant chemistry and gain confidence in a…

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OHL Draft Mid-Term Rankings: Top 300 Ontario

Posted on January 10, 2020

Neutral Zone is pleased to announce the release of our OHL Draft Mid-Term Rankings for the top 300 prospects born in Ontario and/or playing in Ontario this season. This report comes after the Preliminary Rankings released by Neutral Zone in late December (ranking players by league) that can be accessed here. Our scouting staff, consisting…

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2020 OHL Trade Deadline Tracker

Posted on January 10, 2020

Neutral Zone will provide a running list of OHL trades ahead of the league’s trade deadline on January 10 (Friday). Along with each move, NZ scouts will provide insight on the players involved. Friday Trades (Deadline Day) Jan. 10 HAM KIT 2 2020 OS NB 2 2022OS 3 2024 Jan. 10 BAR Jack York PBO…

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OHL: Oshawa Acquires Tomasino For Boatload of Picks

Posted on January 9, 2020

Less than 24 hours after sending World Junior hero Akil Thomas to the Peterborough Petes, the Niagara Ice Dogs traded Nashville first-round pick Philip Tomasino (4.75 stars) to the Oshawa Generals for nine draft picks and the rights to prospect David Gucciardi (4.25 stars). Tomasino, an 18-year-old who was drafted No. 24 overall last summer…

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OHL: World Junior Hero Akil Thomas Reportedly Traded

Posted on January 8, 2020

TSN’s Darren Dreger reported on Wednesday night that Team Canada World Junior hero Akil Thomas has been traded to the Peterborough Petes. No details were available as far as what the Niagara Ice Dogs would receive in compensation. Thomas scored the game-winning goal in the gold medal game for Team Canada against Russia this past…

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Toronto Jr Canadiens vs Toronto Young Nationals; Dec 7, 2019

Posted on December 10, 2019

GTHL Minor Midget Toronto Jr Canadiens vs Toronto Young Nationals; Dec 7, 2019 JRC comes out with a 3-1 victory as McLean pitches in two goals. JRC held off a late Young Nats push in the final 5 minutes in a hard fought game. Time and space was limited out there in a playoff like…

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Battle of the Border: Top 75

Posted on November 19, 2019

Windsor, Ontario – November 8-10, 2019 The Battle of the Borders is in its 6th year and is hosted in Windsor at the WFCU which is home to the Windsor Spitfires. Six American U15 teams faced off against six Canadian rivals and players were exposed to what they can expect if they choose the Ontario…

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Wendy Dufton Minor Midget AAA: Top 180

Posted on November 3, 2019

Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament Report – 2019 Minor Midget AAA; London, Ontario, Canada; Oct 10-13, 2019 The Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament is the second of five major Ontario Minor Midget tournaments in the 2019-2020 season.  Our tournament report is geared towards 2004 born players eligible for the 2020 Ontario Hockey League draft. 42 Minor Midget…

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OHL Signings: Flint lands goaltender Peyton Grainer

Posted on September 19, 2019

The Flint Firebirds received a commitment from 3.75-star goaltender Peyton Grainer this week; Grainer committed to a standard player agreement and an education package. This season, the 2002-born goalie will split time between the Firebirds and Belle Tire U18 Midget Major AAA hockey club, who are part of the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League (T1EHL). “This opportunity…

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