Rocky Mountain Classic 2021: Top 180

Posted on January 11, 2022

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CLASSIC 2021 Neutral Zone sent four scouts to the Rocky Mountain Classic U15AAA tournament in Calgary, Alberta. The RMC is one of the largest, and competitive U15AAA tournaments in Western Canada, featuring 24 of the top U15AAA/Prep teams from Western Canada. The tournament featured 10 teams from the highly competitive CSSHL U15 Prep…

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Minor Midget AAA: Whitby International Silver Stick. Top 180

Posted on January 6, 2022

Minor Midget AAA – International Silver Stick; Iroquois Park Sports Complex; Whitby, ON The International Silver Stick is one of the most competitive U16 tournaments we view in Ontario each season. There were 7 pools of 5 teams with the 7 division winners and 1 wild card team moving onto the quarter-finals. The Toronto Jr…

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Overspeed Classic: U15, U16, U18. Top 42

Posted on January 3, 2022

Below is a report from the Toby O’Brien’s, Overspeed Classic held at Adelard Arena in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. We were able to watch and evaluate four games with eight different teams across 5 different programs in one day. This was a good event with a handful of elite, skilled and talented players but also a…

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Winnipeg Jets U15 AAA Classic 2021. 100+ Players.

Posted on December 18, 2021

Neutral Zone was in attendance all weekend (Nov.18-21) at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg to take in the Winnipeg Jets AAA Classic.  Seven teams from the Winnipeg U15 AAA league were involved and joined by two teams from Saskatchewan, one from Alberta and two more from British Columbia.   Day 1 showed that there may…

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U15: Western Canada. Graham Tuer Challenge. Top 75

Posted on December 16, 2021

The Graham Tuer U15 Challenge is one of the largest and most prestigious U15 hockey tournaments in Western Canada.  The tournament has been hosted by Hockey Regina for over 40 years.  In 2007, the tournament was named in honour of Graham Tuer, a legend in Regina and hockey circles.  This tournament attracted 30 teams this…

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Northeast Pack Pittsburgh 15O, U16, U18. Top 70

Posted on December 14, 2021

Multi-Team and Age Group 3 Day Weekend: NEPACK+ Neutral Zone was in attendance at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for three days of 15, U16, and U18 games. A great weekend that included a lot of hockey that featured top NEPack organizations from Pennsylvania (Pens Elite), New Jersey (NJ Rockets), New York (Bishop Kearney Selects…

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U15 Shanahan Tournament- Top 75

Posted on December 7, 2021

Neutral Zone scouts attended all three days of the Shanahan Tournament the weekend of November 5-7, 2021. The tournament was centered in North York, Ontario with games at Scotiabank Pond, Chesswood, and Westwood Arenas. An excellent tournament with a large contingent of the top U15 (2007) players in Ontario. There were 19 teams divided into…

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November 28th, 2021: Winnipeg Thrashers White vs Southwest Cougars U15 AAA

Posted on December 1, 2021

Two of the top players (and leading scorers for each team) were not in their team’s respective lineups on Sunday so you’d think this game would lack some offense and although there wasn’t a lot of finish, the team’s combines for 96 shots on goal!!  Mickey Gross took a 37 save shutout into the 3rd…

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U15: Team Alaska vs Northeast Wisconsin Jr. Gamblers

Posted on November 10, 2021

Neutral Zone scouted the U15 match up on Friday, October 13, 2021 between Team Alaska and the Northeast Wisconsin Jr Gamblers.  The game was played at Cornerstone Community Center in Ashwaubenon, WI.  Team Alaska traveled down to the lower forty-eight for a tournament and added a side game vs the Jr Gamblers.  This is the…

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U14: Wendy Dufton Tournament Recap: Top 33 Performers

Posted on October 14, 2021

During the weekend of October 7th-10th, in London, Ontario, Neutral Zone staff attended and observed some of the top major bantams (u15) players in Ontario.  Sixteen teams participated in this AAA level tournament.  The Halton Hurricanes finished the tournament with a 6-0 record after defeating the Ottawa Jr. 67’s in the championship final by a…

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