Scouting Reports

OJHL Playoff Championship Series. Top 16

Posted on May 21, 2022

Neutral Zone evaluated the Championship Round in the OJHL Playoffs between the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and the Pickering Panthers. This series was great because not only did it go the distance but, it seemed like either team could win on any night, given this last series was a very equal and fun series to watch….

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MJHL Championship Round. Top 16

Posted on May 20, 2022

  Neutral Zone was able to watch the Championship Round in the MJHL Playoffs between the Dauphin Kings and the Steinbach Pistons. Not a whole lot more exciting than the championship game going the distance into a Game 7. Great even matchup between these two teams but pure determination is taking over and decides a…

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Division II/Division III Hockey Commitments (5/17)

Posted on May 17, 2022

Each week, in one easy-to-find place, Neutral Zone will wrap up the week’s college commitments in a neat and tidy chart, complete with star ratings and links to player profiles, where subscribers can get access to all of our scouting reports on these players, as well as player rankings and more. Click on each player’s…

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WHL Draft Final Rankings: Top 300

Posted on May 15, 2022

Neutral Zone is pleased to release our Final Rankings for the WHL Draft where NZ scouts breakdown the top 300 prospects in Western Canada. Our staff is broken down into regional scouts in each province in Western Canada and new Director of Western Canadian Scouting James McGuigan. Each player below has both a WHL Draft…

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Alberta Cup 2022. Top 65

Posted on May 14, 2022

Neutral Zone watched the 2022 Alberta Cup in Red Deer, Alberta from April 28th through May 1st. The event was well run and broken into six teams of 2007 birth years. Many of these 2007s will be selected in the WHL Draft later this month. Each team at the event played five games over the…

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MA Festival: 24 2006 Evaluations

Posted on May 12, 2022

Neutral Zone sent Brian Murphy to evaluate the 2006 age group on Friday, May 6 and Sunday, May 8 at the CCM Mass Hockey High Performance Event. This is the first group of players that Mass Hockey evaluated to move on to the Final 40 and then send some to National Camp in Buffalo, NY….

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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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AJHL Finals: Spruce Grove vs Brooks. Five Games. Top 30

Posted on May 8, 2022

Neutral Zone evaluated the AJHL Finals between the Spruce Grove Saints and Brooks Bandits. This was an exciting series in which the games were all close and competitive despite Brooks taking the series 4-1 to win the AJHL Championship. This series featured numerous players with high-level skills and abilities. Ryan McAllister of the Brooks Bandits…

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SJHL Finals: Estevan vs Flin Flon. Seven Games. Top 25

Posted on May 8, 2022

Neutral Zone watched the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) Finals between the Estevan Bruins and Flin Flon Bombers (4/22/22 – 5/6/22). This was an entertaining and competitive series that saw the home team win every game. Estevan came and won game 7 to claim the SJHL championship and goalie Boston Bilous was named SJHL Playoff…

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NAHL Playoff Series: First Round. Three Games. New Mexico vs Wichita Falls. Top 16 Evaluated

Posted on May 7, 2022

NAHL Playoffs Round 1, April 22 – 29 Neutral Zone was able to watch the first round in the NAHL Playoff matchup between the Wichita Falls Warriors and the New Mexico Ice Wolves. An even series where both teams tops lines are producing heavily, thinking that this series is going to come down to the…

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