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2004 National Rankings: Top 300

Posted on December 16, 2021

Neutral Zone has released the 2004 NZ Top 300 National Rankings. The rankings range from junior, midget, high school and prep school players across North America. While there are just 300 players in this rankings, we will be releasing league by league breakdowns within the next day or two which will rank over 600 players…

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2002 National Rankings: Top 300

Posted on November 26, 2021

In our second round of National Rankings we focus on the 2002 birth year prospect who are not yet in NCAA and not signed in CHL. Our scouting staff covered all of North America attending each junior league tournament, often with multiple scouts. These rankings are the mid-term rankings and will be updated at the…

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Top 300 National Rankings 2001 Birth Year

Posted on April 22, 2021

Neutral Zone scouts have scoured North America this season to cover every junior league that was playing including pre-season and scrimmages. Given the impacts of COVID-19 some prominant leagues like OJHL, CCHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc. have played little hockey which was a hurdle for our scouting staff but we did the best we could to…

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NAHL Top 200 Rankings: 2001 Birth Year

Posted on March 7, 2021

The North American Hockey League has been one of the few leagues in North America to have a “normal” season despite COVID circumstances. Our scouts have been active scouting the league and have put eyes on nearly every player in the league this season. We have compiled our mid-term rankings with the top 200 prospects…

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USHL Top 80 Rankings: 2001 Birth Year

Posted on March 3, 2021

The USHL is one of the few leagues in North America which has been able to have a season despite COVID circumstances. Most of these players ranked have played 20+ games this season with a few having played only a handful due to injuries or quaratintine, etc. The rankings are based mostly on this years…

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CCHL Top 45 Rankings: 2001 Birthyears

Posted on March 1, 2021

The CCHL had a brief preseason before being shut down by COVID-19 but they will be resuming play soon. We have ranked these players based on their 2019-2020 season and their performance in the pre-season action for 2020-2021. Some of these prospects we have had eyes on since bantams so our rankings do reflect some…

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2002 National Rankings Top 420

Posted on July 18, 2020

While COVID-19 ended these players season short; Neutral Zone scouts were able to evaluate over 1,400 prospects born in 2002 throughout the season. We updated all their star rating and team information and have nationally ranked the top 400 NCAA Eligible prospects. Many of these top prospects are also being evaluated for the NHL Draft…

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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 – 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 – you will know that over the course of the season, we watched 75 MIAA games in-person and recapped…

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Top 500 NCAA Eligible 2000-Born Prospects

Posted on April 29, 2020

At the close of each season Neutral Zone scouts conduct Final Rankings of each birth year including draft lists for the NHL, QMJHL, WHL, OHL and USHL. Two weeks ago NZ released the Top 350 1999 birth years and this is the next rankings which we have extended to 500 after evaluating over 1,200 prospects…

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