Scouting Reports

2019-20 Michigan HS: Top 50

Posted on April 3, 2020

We put together information from our scouts in Michigan to provide a quick list of the best 51 players we saw during the Michigan HS season. It was cut short like many other states so we missed seeing everyone but this is a what we have. Michigan High School hockey has seen a renaissance of…

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OHL Draft US Rankings: Top 275

Posted on April 2, 2020

This is a strong year for the OHL Draft eligible prospects in the US. As a follow up to our 2004 US National Rankings over a month ago we have put together our top 150 prospects for the OHL Draft 1-150 and then listed the other 125 prospects who are also prospects to consider for…

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1999s National Rankings: Top 750

Posted on April 2, 2020

Neutral Zone is pleased to announce the Final National and League Rankings for NCAA-Eligible prospects born in 1999 playing in North America. This comprehensive list ranks the top 300 prospects in this birth year and then below ranks an additional 450 players within the league they play. “With the season being cut short this year…

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OHL Draft Ontario Final Rankings

Posted on April 1, 2020

NZ is pleased to release the 2020 OHL Draft Final Rankings for players born in Ontario or playing in Ontario. We will release our US list in 3 days with the top 100 OHL Draft prospects born in the US and playing in the US. “This will be a unique draft in that playoffs were…

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WHL US Draft: Preview

Posted on March 25, 2020

For the first time in its history the WHL Draft will be conducting a draft solely for US born players. This draft will take place this afternoon at 2pm MDT. NZ has put together a list of every US born player drafted in the top 150 in the WHL Draft since 2015. You can click…

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OMHA Championship: Top 40

Posted on March 25, 2020

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) Midget AAA Championship Tournament is an annual tournament held between various divisional champions within the province. This year, it was held at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Center in Belleville, ON from March 6th – 8th. It featured the Southern Tier Admirals, Whitby Wolves, Niagara North Stars, Oshawa Generals,…

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NCAA: Mercyhurst Adds Goalie Matt Lenz and More Commits

Posted on March 24, 2020

It was a big weekend for Mercyhurst on the recruiting trail. The Lakers added former Arizona State forward Carson Briere earlier in the weekend and then added a potential future goalie in Matt Lenz on Sunday. Lenz heads to Mercyhurst from the Steinbach Pistons in the MJHL. Lenz will have the opportunity to earn playing…

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NCAA DI All-League Analytics

Posted on March 22, 2020

At Neutral Zone our analytics department is constantly looking at the best ways to approach evaluations and rankings and using every resource available to ensure the highest level of accuracy. One area we have been focusing on has been the NCAA Recruiting Class Rankings and CHL Draft Class Rankings. Here we will be taking a…

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CSSHL Bantam Championship: Top 85

Posted on March 21, 2020

CSSHL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT FROM PENTICTON BC On Tuesday March 10 the 15 teams that make up the CSSHL Bantam division converged on Penticton BC to battle for supremacy. Many great WHL/NCAA future prospects competed at this great event and Neutral Zone Scouting was in attendance. Unfortunately due to the health precautions currently encompassing everyone at…

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MJHL Goalie Reports & Rankings (Sept-Jan)

Posted on March 21, 2020

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is known for its sharp and hard nosed play but our scouts feel the league is under rated a bit and has some legitimate collegiate and pro prospects alike. There are a few exceptional age out net minders but also several young goalies in this league that have long term…

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