Boston Breakout 93 Notable 2008s

Posted on September 25, 2022

In early September, we made the journey over to Rodman Arena in Walpole to catch as many teams in the 2008 Division of SuperSeries AAA Boston Breakout as we could see in one day. Ultimately we caught 16 of the 34 teams competing in this one viewing and we were able to fill in many…

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U14: MN Lakers vs Shattuck St Mary’s: 15 Evaluations

Posted on September 7, 2022

NZ attended an early season matchup of some of the top Bantams in Minnesota. The unbeaten MN Lakers travelled to take on perennial powerhouse Shattuck St. Mary’s. The Lakers took the win 4-3 to remain unbeaten. Players below stood out and grades are for this game only. Profiles will be supplemented and completed as the…

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CCM 68. Top 35

Posted on August 20, 2022

The CCM Boys 68 (U14/2008s) is a premier Bantam Major camp held this year in Chicago on August 11th-14th at Severn Bridges Ice Arena, Woodridge, IL.  The camp is three days of training, coaching and competition of some of the top 2008’s from the USA and a few from Canada.  Neutral Zone attended the camp,…

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Minnesota Bantam Elite League Opening Weekend. 50 Standouts

Posted on August 11, 2022

Neutral Zone was in attendance for the opening weekend of The Bantam Elite league at St. Thomas Ice Arena in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, held July 29th-31st. The Bantam Elite League is comprised of the top bantam-aged players in Minnesota and surrounding areas. The league is made up of six teams based in Minnesota, a team from North…

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Mini Chowder Cup Top 170

Posted on August 3, 2022

In what is annually one of the top bantam events on the New England scouting calendar, we dispatched two scouts to Foxboro Sports Center and Canton Ice House to check out the Mini Chowder Cup from July 15-17. This event featured many of the top 2008s from all across the US and most notably a…

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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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USA U14 Nationals: Top 200

Posted on April 18, 2022

Neutral Zone attended every minute of every day of the U14 National Championship in Chicago Illinois. Games were played two at a time in the same rink so we moved back and forth to take in the section. We saw plenty of action to identify and evaluate some terrific 2007 players. Below are those players…

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NY Tier I State Tournament: U14, U15, U16, U18. Top 125 Evaluated and Graded

Posted on April 13, 2022

NYS State Tier 1 Tournament U18 (‘03s & ‘04s) – Amherst, NY Friday 3/11/2022 – Sunday, 3/13/2022 Six teams competed in the New York State Tier 1 U18 Tournament in Buffalo. BK Selects won the championship on Sunday night with an OT win over Nichols School, 2-1, game-winning goal was scored by UNH commit Ryan…

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U14: HPHL Showcase. Top 96 Prospects

Posted on February 8, 2022

Neutral Zone was able to catch HPHL U14 Showcase in Woodridge, Illinois over Martin Luther King holiday weekend, January 15th & 16th.  The games were played at Seven Bridges Ice Arena.  The Chicago Mission would come out of the weekend going undefeated at 3-0 and outscoring their opponents 18-3.  Detroit Compuware finished 2-1, Team Illinois…

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U14: Pitt Elite vs BK Selects and Pitt Elite vs NJ Rockets. Top 28 Evaluated and Graded

Posted on January 25, 2022

1/15/22 – Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U14 vs BK Selects (Game #1) Neutral Zone was in attendance at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for a one-day doubleheader for the ‘07 Pens Elite vs the BK Selects and NJ Rockets. Game #1 vs BK Selects turned out to be a really tight defensive game from both teams….

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