Neutral Zone’s 2007’s of Interest

Posted on April 12, 2021

On a Morandum Monday, we present the 57 2007s who we have seen in person that interest us. This is an age where we solely identify and seldom evaluate. Below are the players we feel stand out amongst a strong US group. Long way to go for these kids but we wanted to start their…

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Bantam: Exposure Hockey Group Columbus Invitational. Top 80

Posted on April 6, 2021

Neutral Zone attended the Exposure Hockey Group’s Columbus Invite in Mid-March. Matt Miles and his staff ran a great event and we enjoyed watching the competitive nature of the games. There were eight teams in the 2006 Divisione and the Boston Advantage beat the St. Louis Jr. Blues to win the Championship. Every team had…

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Lakeville North vs Lakeville South Bantam AA District 8 Playoff

Posted on March 13, 2021

Neutral Zone was in Minnesota to evaluate the District 8 rivalry elimination game between Lakeville North and Lakeville South. Please find the top identified 11 players from this game.  Lakeville North Panthers-Bantam AA Wyatt Brunello #13 (D, L, Lakeville North)- Wyatt was solid.  His feet are very fast, and his edge work is great. He…

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U14, U15, U16, U18: WAHA Playoffs. Top 85

Posted on March 6, 2021

Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) Tier 1 U14-U18 Playoffs held at the Fond du Lac Blue Line Family Ice Center in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on February 26-28, 2021.  NZ watched all the games online. U14 Northeast Wisconsin Jr Gamblers – State Champion  Team Wisconsin – 2nd Place Madison Capitols – 3rd Place Milwaukee Jr…

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U14 HPHL: Chicago Mission vs Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres: Top 15

Posted on February 28, 2021

Chicago Mission and Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres U14 AAA teams played a three-game series on the weekend of 02/19/21-02/21/21.  The games were played on the campus of SSM at the John R. Sumner Arena and the J.P. Parise Arena in Faribault, Minnesota.  This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams.  SSM swept…

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U14: Team Illinois vs CYA

Posted on February 15, 2021

Illinois has begun to let hockey games be played again in the state starting the weekend of February 6, 2021.  The Team Illinois U14 AAA and the Chicago Young Americans U14 AAA teams faced each other in the on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at the Orbit Ice Arena in Palatine, IL.  This is the second…

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U14: CCM World Invitational Dallas: Top 50

Posted on January 23, 2021

200X85 had to reschedule their annual CCM World Invite that is usually held in Chicago because of COVID restrictions in Illinois.  The U14 AAA level moved to Dallas, Texas for the January 16th-January 18th, 2021 weekend.  All the games were played at the NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills, home of the Lone Star…

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U14: CarShield vs Omaha Hockey Club

Posted on January 5, 2021

Neutral Zone was on hand at the RecPlex-South in St. Peters, MO to watch the 06 Carshield AAA vs. 06 Omaha AAA Hockey Club game this Saturday, January 2nd.  This game was the first of three scheduled matchups between these teams in a weekend series. It was a hotly contested, back and forth game that…

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U14: Music City Invitational Top 20

Posted on January 5, 2021

12/31 Bauer Music City Invitational  Chicago Fury (3) vs Colorado Thunderbirds (2)  Neutral Zone observed a Bauer Music City Invitational matchup between the Chicago Fury and Colorado Thunderbirds U14 in Nashville, TN. This was a hard-fought battle where both teams traded chances but Chicago escaped with a 3-2 victory. Below are the top 10 players…

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U14: Mission, Jr. Gamblers, Team Illinois, Chicago Young Americans: Top 70

Posted on December 1, 2020

Three U14 AAA Chicago teams and the U14 AAA Northeast Wisconsin Jr Gamblers headed to Appleton, Wisconsin, the weekend of November 21st & 22nd, to get some games in.  The State of Illinois is locked down for youth sports and crossing the border lets the kids play.  Chicago Mission (2-1), Chicago Young Americans (0-2-1), Team…

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