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OHL: Kitchener Re-Signs GM Mike McKenzie

Posted on March 26, 2020

The Kitchener Rangers re-signed general manager Mike McKenzie to a contract extension through the 2024-25 season. During his tenure as GM, the team made an appearance in the Western Conference final in 2018 while having the fourth-best record in the OHL this season prior to the cancellation of the season due to COVID-19. McKenzie has been…

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OMHA Championship: Top 40

Posted on March 25, 2020

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) Midget AAA Championship Tournament is an annual tournament held between various divisional champions within the province. This year, it was held at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Center in Belleville, ON from March 6th – 8th. It featured the Southern Tier Admirals, Whitby Wolves, Niagara North Stars, Oshawa Generals,…

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OHL Cancels Remaining Regular Season, Draft Will Be Held Online

Posted on March 19, 2020

The Ontario Hockey League followed suit with the WHL and QMJHL and announced the conclusion of the 2019-20 season due to coronavirus. The decision was made after a meeting of the OHL Board of Governors. “In the interest of the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public, it’s been agreed that…

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OHL: Nolan Forster Commits to Guelph

Posted on March 16, 2020

The Guelph Storm received a commitment from 2003-born forward Nolan Forster (3.75⭐). Forster signed a standard player agreement with the Storm last week. This season with the Cambridge Redhawks (GOJHL), Forster has 58 points (14 goals, 44 assists) in 47 games and had eight assists in seven playoff games. “I’m really excited to be a…

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OHL: Mitchell Martin Signs with Kitchener

Posted on February 19, 2020

The Kitchener Rangers have signed 2019 fourth-round pick Mitchell Martin. ‘A big winger with enough speed and skill to get to good shooting lanes,” said Neutral Zone scouts. “Martin was among the leading goal scorers in the (OHL Gold Cup) and showed an excellent shot when he freed up in shooting lanes. Martin had a…

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OHL: Islanders' Prospect Bode Wilde Returns to Saginaw

Posted on February 19, 2020

The Saginaw Spirit were boosted last week by the return of 6-foot-4 defenseman Bode Wilde, a second-round pick of the New York Islanders. Wilde had been spending this season with the Islanders’ AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, but was limited to just 20 games due to an injury he sustained at the start of…

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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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