Toronto Marlies Classic: Top 225

Posted on February 2, 2020

With over 50 teams in the Minor Midget AAA category, the Toronto Marlies Holiday Classic is one of the largest tourney of the year. Detroit Honeybaked won the 2019 Marlies tournament and were led by elite forwards Max Namestnikov and Frank Nazar. Honeybaked, who won the Whitby Silver Stick last season followed up with another…

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2020 East Coast Ice Jam: Top 100

Posted on January 17, 2020

Jan 8th-12th, 2020  Neutral Zone attended the 2020 East Coast Ice Jam in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Over the weekend we were able to watch all 21 Major Midget teams from around the Atlantic provinces play. It was a well-run tournament that highlighted prospects that will play a role in the upcoming QMJHL draft this summer….

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Canada Youth Olympic Team (U-15) VS Lac St-Louis Lions: Names To Know

Posted on January 16, 2020

In preparation for the Olympic Youth Winter games, which start this upcoming weekend in Switzerland, team Canada had an exhibition game against the renowned Midget AAA program in Quebec, the Lac St-Louis Lions. As many of these players have never played together before, their goal is to find instant chemistry and gain confidence in a…

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Top 250 US Prospect Rankings: 2004s

Posted on January 14, 2020

Neutral Zone is pleased to release our Top 250 US prospects born in 2004. The 2004’s are the most highly scouted birth year in amateur hockey as they are eligible for the OHL Draft, QMJHL Draft, USHL Draft and the NTDP. All of these players ranked 1-250 have been evaluated by our scouting staff both…

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OHL Draft Mid-Term Rankings: Top 300 Ontario

Posted on January 10, 2020

Neutral Zone is pleased to announce the release of our OHL Draft Mid-Term Rankings for the top 300 prospects born in Ontario and/or playing in Ontario this season. This report comes after the Preliminary Rankings released by Neutral Zone in late December (ranking players by league) that can be accessed here. Our scouting staff, consisting…

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Toronto Jr Canadiens vs Toronto Young Nationals; Dec 7, 2019

Posted on December 10, 2019

GTHL Minor Midget Toronto Jr Canadiens vs Toronto Young Nationals; Dec 7, 2019 JRC comes out with a 3-1 victory as McLean pitches in two goals. JRC held off a late Young Nats push in the final 5 minutes in a hard fought game. Time and space was limited out there in a playoff like…

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PSHF Showcase: Top 20

Posted on December 6, 2019

November 23, 2019; Colisee de Laval Over the weekend NZ had the opportunity to get our first glimpse of the PSHF showcase at the Colisee de Laval. Although we only caught action on for most of the day on Saturday, there were some players who stood out. The league is trending in the right direction…

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2019 Winnipeg Jets AAA Classic: Top 100

Posted on December 3, 2019

2019 Winnipeg Jets AAA Bantam Classic  Teams: (16) Arena: Bell MTS Iceplex – Winnipeg, MB Date: November 21nd-24th, 2019 Age Group: Bantam (2004-2006 Born) Introduction:     Neutral Zone was in attendance for all four days of the third annual Jets AAA Classic. We got an in-depth look at all 16 teams and we were…

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Battle of the Border: Top 75

Posted on November 19, 2019

Windsor, Ontario – November 8-10, 2019 The Battle of the Borders is in its 6th year and is hosted in Windsor at the WFCU which is home to the Windsor Spitfires. Six American U15 teams faced off against six Canadian rivals and players were exposed to what they can expect if they choose the Ontario…

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Honeybaked Showcase U15/U16: Top 80

Posted on November 12, 2019

The 2019 Honeybaked Showcase took place in Howell and Waterford, Michigan. Eight teams competed with a combination of U15 and U16 teams. The U15 teams were from Esmark, Cleveland and MHA and the U16 teams were MHA, MHA Red, Colorado Tigers, MDHL, and Team Indiana. Both levels competed against each other and provided some entertaining…

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