Prep/HS

USHL Draft: NV River Rats 15U AAA

Posted on May 29, 2021

The NV River Rats 15U AAA team had two highly skilled forwards selected in the draft. Both play with pace, protect the puck well and are not afraid to fire the puck while in traffic. In this review we take a look at Cam Russo and Joey Zheng’s progression from U14 standouts to potential USHL power forwards with speed.

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USHL Phase 1 Draft: Boston Jr Eagles

Posted on May 28, 2021

The Boston Jr. Eagles organization showed well in both the Phase I Futures Draft and the Phase II 2021 USHL Drafts. In total they had 14 players drafted and an additional 3 players attended the NTDP’s 40 man camp. In this draft recap we focus on their 2005 birth year players who were selected in the Phase 1 Futures draft and their evaluations as they’ve progressed through U14 hockey into potential USHL players.

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New Hampshire 2021 HS Playoffs Top 25

Posted on May 17, 2021

New England as a hockey region tends to be very polarizing due to the depth of talent and the history behind many of the programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Many talent evaluators look directly to those markets when scouting for players, especially at the U14 and U16 age groups.  But it should be noted that…

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Mass HS Report 2: D1 Top 130

Posted on May 8, 2021

The Massachusetts HS season in many ways, while imperfect due to the pandemic, was the envy of many other local leagues. It allowed these players a chance to show what they could do, even with a truncated schedule. It meant seniors having a chance to lead their teams one last time before they graduate. It…

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2021 Mass HS Mr. Hockey Watch List

Posted on March 26, 2021

It’s been said 1,000 times but there’s no escaping the fact that this has been a hockey season unlike any other. With that said, a tremendous amount of credit should go to the MIAA for setting up a season for teams across the state and allow the senior class to have one more ride with…

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North Shore Hockey Academy Hires Sean Tremblay as U18 Coach

Posted on March 15, 2021

The North Shore Hockey Academy, out of Middleton, Mass., has hired longtime junior coach Sean Tremblay to head its U18 academy team. Tremblay was formerly the GM and head coach of the Islanders Hockey Club in the NCDC and the Jr. Monarchs in the USHL. Tremblay has more wins and titles combined than any other…

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Mass HS Report February: Top 150 D2 and D3

Posted on March 1, 2021

What a strange season it’s been: fewer games, minimal fans in the rinks, playing 22 minute halves instead of 15 minute periods. It’s been a weird year. On the flip side though, there are some silver linings that people probably haven’t thought of. We at Neutral Zone, with the advent of additional video scouting and…

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U16: Mission vs SSM U16 AAA Three Games. 22 Players

Posted on March 1, 2021

Chicago Mission and Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres U16 AAA teams played a three-game series on the weekend of 02/19/21-02/21/21.  The games were played on the campus of SSM at the John R. Sumner Arena and the J.P. Parise Arena in Faribault, Minnesota.  This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams.  SSM would…

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MN High School: Rosemount vs Lakeville South

Posted on February 1, 2021

Neutral Zone attended this rival game as Rosemount hosted undefeated Lakeville South in a South Suburban battle for first place in the Conference. Lakeville South skated away with a 5-2 Win to secure first place and remain undefeated. Please see the below top 12 players rated from the game. ROSEMOUNT IRISH- MSHSL: Luke Levandowski #17…

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Mass HS January 2021 Report: Top 185

Posted on January 29, 2021

This has been, without a doubt, the most unpredictable season of MIAA hockey in recent memory. The game itself lends itself to tremendous momentum swings on the ice: but the players themselves have been through ups and down all offseason. Collectively worried if there would be a season at all based on the pandemic. Credit…

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