Prep/HS

MN Elite League Week #1

Posted on September 14, 2020

MN Elite League Week #1 Neutral Zone was in attendance for the opening weekend of the Upper Midwest HS Elite League in New Hope, MN. Eight teams are in the league that feature elite high school players from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The opening weekend saw every team play three games in two days, and produced…

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Mass HS Hockey Showcase: Top 45

Posted on September 8, 2020

Mass HS Hockey Showcase: Top 45

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U16 – Cape Cod Whalers at Seacoast Spartans (8/30/20)

Posted on August 31, 2020

Neutral Zone had one scout in attendance. Entering the second half the Whalers were down by the score of 5-2, but mounted a furious come back to eventually earn a 5-5 tie. Here are the U16 Whalers who we felt played a complete game from beginning to end. There were no rosters available. Grayson Badger (F,…

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Cyclones Academy 18U Premier Adds Carter Brunelle

Posted on August 14, 2020

The following story was originally published by the Northern Cyclones … Excitement is building in Hudson for the upcoming 2020-21 season. One of the teams undergoing changes is the Cyclones Academy 18U Premier team. New head coach JT Henke has been putting his stamp on the team all offseason long, adding players to fit his…

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Ivy Shootout: Princeton, NJ. Top 85

Posted on August 13, 2020

Neutral Zone sent a scout to evaluate the Ivy League Shootout/First Contact Camp in the Princeton, NJ area. College coaches, parents and other evaluators were not allowed in the rink. We watched two days of hockey most of which was played four on four because of NJ COVID restrictions. The Ice Land rink is the…

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QMJHL American Entry Draft

Posted on June 17, 2020

QMJHL American Entry Draft The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League held its Canadian Draft on Saturday and Sunday. Five Americans were taken there as Luke Santilli (D, R, 5’9″, 145, NH Jr. Monarchs U16, 12/05/2004), Mike Callow (F, R, 6’2″, 169, St. Sebastian’s, 01/15/2004), Shane Taddia (F, R, 5’9″, 144, Thayer Academy, 01/20/2004),

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Top 130 MIAA Seniors We’ve 👀 in 2019-20

Posted on May 20, 2020

This is the final list in 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 â€“ you will know that over the course of the season, we watched 75 MIAA games in-person and…

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Top 80 MIAA Juniors We’ve 👀 in 2019-20

Posted on May 14, 2020

This is Part 3 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 â€“ you will know that over the course of the season, we watched 75 MIAA games in-person and recapped…

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Shane Lachance

Posted on May 9, 2020

Brian Murphy; US Director of Scouting on Shane Lachance, Tabor Academy, Pick #128 in Phase II of the USHL draft by Tri-City. Shane is a four star rated player by Neutral Zone. Before writing this, I spoke with our NHL guys who had seem him as well and wanted to make sure they agreed with…

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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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