Flood Marr Tournament: Top 125

Posted on January 9, 2019

The Annual Flood Marr Tournament is played at Milton and Nobles each year and has the same 8 teams season after season. This year’s Flood Marr was highly concentrated with talent as 6 of the 8 teams were ranked in the top 10 in the league. We had several scouts at the event and were…

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Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep Jamboree: Top 30

Posted on January 2, 2019

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep Jamboree Top 30 Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep team hosted a strong 6 team tournament in Faribault, MN in December. It featured teams from the United States and Canada. We saw some great games with skill, intensity and urgency. There was a large group of USHL and Division I schools on hand looking for…

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Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic: Top 100

Posted on December 29, 2018

Neutral Zone had at least one scout at almost every game of the 2018 Avon Christmas Classic. We only missed the two early games at Avon Friday morning as we covered the Trinity College games during that time. We saw each team play at least three full games. Play was great and the rink renovation,…

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Brooks-Pingree Tournament: Top 40

Posted on December 27, 2018

Sizing up the Field at Brooks-Pingree Tournament – Dec 14-16 Every year, 10 days before Christmas, prep holiday tournaments tend to dominate the scouting calendar in the Northeast. Most of the attention is heaped on Flood-Marr, Avon, Lawrence-Groton, St. Sebastian’s and others. But up on the North Shore in Massachusetts is a tournament with fewer…

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St. Sebastian’s Holiday Tournament: Top 50

Posted on December 27, 2018

Neutral Zone scouts were in attendance for the St. Sebastian’s Holiday Hockey Tournament on December 14th-16th. Below are players we felt stood out in our viewings. Grades are for this event only. Players did well to make this report. Click on a name to see a player profile with stats, additional reports and any star…

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New England Fall Prep League: Top 50+

Posted on November 11, 2018

Preseason Prep Observations from Salem at the NEFPHL- October 28 + November 4, 2018 With the NE Prep season less than a month away from getting started, we took two trips up to Salem, NH to get an early look at many prep players before they head to their respective schools for the season. What…

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Lake Forest Academy @ A21 Academy U18

Posted on November 1, 2018

Lake Forest Academy Prep vs A21 Academy Prep U18 Lake Forest Academy Prep School from just outside of Chicago came to Windsor for two games against the recently formed (2nd year) A21 Academy.  On Saturday October 20th, A21 gave the 5th ranked team from the US a scare thanks to the play of their goalie…

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Michigan HS MDHL: Top 40

Posted on October 18, 2018

Neutral Zone was in Plymouth Michigan for October 13, to watch the best High School players in Michigan to compete in a 3 game schedule. The league of six teams play in a 10 game schedule and next weekend they compete in a playoff format. They also pick players for U15, U16 and U18 teams…

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NAHL Showcase 2018: Top 330 Prospects

Posted on October 13, 2018

The NAHL Showcase 2018 took place at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, MN from September 19th-22th. Neutral Zone was in attendance for the entirety of the event from the first game to the last game.  Below is our report on the 334 players we felt stood out when we watched. Every team has at…

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Minnesota Elite League Week 1: Top 45

Posted on October 3, 2018

Week 1 of the Minnesota Elite League got going with plenty on anticipation. The rinks were covered with NHL, Division 1 and USHL scouts ready to see who would gain their attention. On display were nearly 40 Division 1 commitments, multiple USNTP candidates and a handful of prospects for the 2019 NHL Draft. The Minneapolis/St….

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