NEPS: St. Sebastian vs Milton Academy: 16 Players Evaluated

Posted on December 7, 2022

In a penalty-filled game, and I mean penalty-filled, Milton Academy came out on top 4-2 with an empty netter. Pelle Russo started in net for St. Sebastian’s and Sam Caulfield got his first start for Milton. Teddy Mutryn #2 (C, R, 6’1″, 196, St. Sebastian’s, 02/16/2007) – Grade: B Jack Harney #7 (D, R, 6’8″,…

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NE Prep: Cushing at Dexter

Posted on December 1, 2022

Brookline, MA – The last day of November and it was difficult to find a parking place or spot along the glass to watch this early season match-up. Cushing and Dexter feature two of the deepest rosters in prep hockey, but to no one’s surprise that when it was all said and done that the…

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NE Prep: New Hampton at Winchendon

Posted on December 1, 2022

The Neutral Zone mobile headed to the Winchendon School for the first our first official NE Prep game on the last day of November. Both teams played decent hockey last season and looked to get off to a good start for 2022-23. The New Hampton Huskies travelled the 85 miles west for a 3:30 puck…

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20 MIAA D1 Teams We’re Excited About for 2022-23

Posted on November 28, 2022

We’ve arrived back at the start of another season and it’s time to kick off the 2022-23 MIAA campaign this weekend. It’s also important to note the significance of last season’s changes which give way to this season’s mere formalities. The league underwent a divisional overhaul and revamped the playoff tournament to be a statewide…

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Peak Performance Prep Top 25

Posted on October 22, 2022

In what was the first weekend of their Campus Series on October 16, we sent a scout out to watch the first two games as part of the new Peak Performance Prep league. It all started with a joint partnership of 4 NE Prep schools seeking to get a jump on their seasons and setting…

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Kings of Coast East Showcase. Top 60

Posted on August 10, 2022

Neutral Zone was in attendance for the Kings of East Coast showcase August 2-4 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. The tournament is very well run by Vinnie Montalbano with a lot of rising Junior, Prep School, Mass High School and U18 talent. The age groups in the tournament ranged from 02-07 with a majority…

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Mass HS D1-D4 195 Playoff Notables

Posted on May 10, 2022

It’s time to put a bow on this season of Mass HS coverage and we are doing so with a broad recap of the MIAA playoffs, which for the first time since the early 1990s was a Statewide Tournament of 32-33 teams across each division. We have to say that as scouts we much prefer…

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MIAA D3 Mr. Hockey Top 45 Watch List

Posted on April 1, 2022

We already dropped our MIAA Top 40 D4 Watch List, and now the time has arrived to shift up a level and identify a new set of top players. This was the first year of the new State Tournament format featuring as many as 33 teams vying for State Championships in each Division. This allowed…

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Mass HS Top 240 D2/D3/D4 Report

Posted on February 28, 2022

In the first two months (December, January) of the MIAA season, we focused most of our time on watching every Division 1 team – which we were able to accomplish for the first time in Neutral Zone’s history. For our February report, we set our sights a little higher and looked to scout most of…

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Alliance Cup Championship Game: Ridley Prep at The Hill School

Posted on February 22, 2022

In a thrilling game that featured physicality, emotion and a frenetic ending Neutral Zone was able to watch Ridley come away with a 3-2 victory. Below are the players we feel stood out from their peers over the course of the three periods.

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