Scouting Reports

USA Hockey Nationals U16. 80 F, 50 D, 7 G.

Posted on May 12, 2021

Neutral Zone made the trip to Maryland Park, Missouri to watch the USA Hockey Nationals. While Neutral Zone had scouts at every level, this report is focused on the U16 division. Sixteen teams qualified for the event and played 3 round-robin games. The best 8 teams moved on to the single-loss elimination format until a…

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Free: 2021 NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster

Posted on May 11, 2021

USA has a program where they field a U17 and a U18 team who train and lives in Michigan while competing in the USHL along with other exhibitions and tournaments. It’s a collection of some of the best players in the eyes of USA Hockey in the 2004 and 2005 age groups. Not all the…

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U18 World Championship: Team USA vs Team Finland

Posted on May 8, 2021

Neutral Zone was in attendance for round robin action of the U18 World Championships in a game that took place between the USA and Finland on Saturday, May 1st. This was an incredible back and forth game between two teams who love to play at a high pace and both brought the energy for this…

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U18 World Championship Quarter Finals: Team USA vs Team Sweden

Posted on May 8, 2021

Neutral Zone was in attendance for a quarterfinal matchup at the U18 World Championship in Frisco, Texas between the United States and Sweden. This was a high-paced affair that involved skill and speed on both sides. The United States came out hard, looking to establish their forecheck and put pressure on the skilled Swedish players…

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USA Hockey Nationals U18: Top 130

Posted on May 8, 2021

USA Hockey Nationals U18 – Maryland Heights, Missouri  4/28-5/3  Neutral Zone was in attendance for the U18 USA Hockey Nationals held in Maryland Heights, Missouri from April 28th-May 3rd. The Rochester Coalition was able to take the crown as National Champions defeating the NJ Avalanche 4-2 in the Finals. There was a ton of skill…

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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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Analysis: Breakdown of all NCAA DI Hockey Head Coach hires since 2013

Posted on May 4, 2021

The talk of the college hockey community has been the hiring of Todd Woodcroft as the University of Vermont’s new head coach. Woodcroft comes to the Vermont after serving as assistant coach of the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League. He didn’t play NCAA, he didn’t coach in NCAA and this would be his…

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U18 World Championships: Team Germany vs Team Russia

Posted on May 2, 2021

Neutral zone was in attendance for a round-robin matchup between Germany and Russia at the U18 World Championships in Frisco, Texas. The game started out fairly even between the two teams with Germany trying to establish a gritty, more physical style of play and Russia utilizing the skill their team has. Germany was able to…

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U18 World Championships: the Czech Republic Team vs team Finland

Posted on May 2, 2021

Neutral Zone was in attendance for a wild back and forth, round-robin game between the Czech Republic and Finland. The game was a rollercoaster for both teams that saw four different lead changes and ended with three consecutive goals from Finland in the last eight minutes of the game to finish a crazy comeback. The…

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U18 World Championships: Team Finland vs Team Germany

Posted on May 2, 2021

Neutral Zone was in attendance to watch Finland take on Germany in round-robin action at the U18 World Championships in Frisco, Texas. This game was one-sided from the drop of the puck and virtually over before ten minutes had elapsed in the first period. Immediately, Finland was all over Germany, using their skill and speed…

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