U16

A Deep 2004 Talent Pool on Display at Junior Chowder Cup

Posted on August 6, 2019

Named this season for legendary New England hockey coach and scout Bob Crocker, the annual July tradition of the Junior Chowder Cup sees many of the Northeast’s best 15 and 16 year olds converge on Foxboro, Canton and North Attleboro. This year, that meant watching the 2003 and 2004 age groups and we saw one…

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Select 16’s USA Hockey National Camp: Top 180

Posted on July 31, 2019

Every June/July, the top hockey players in the United States falling in the U15, U16, and U17 age divisions meet up at the University of Buffalo for National Camp. These players were chosen to represent their individual state, region, and then – if selected – their country. The U16 division (born in 2003) was full…

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Liberty Bell Games 2019: Top 80

Posted on June 29, 2019

Neutral Zone attended the Liberty Bell Games in early June in Red Bank, NJ. The players in attendance ranged from 2002-2004 birth years and were chosen through an application process by the Liberty Bell staff of professional scouts. Players had to be from or play in the Mid-Atlantic/Southeastern region (NY, NJ, PA, DE, DC, VA.)…

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Beantown NAPS U16/U18: Top 25

Posted on June 28, 2019

Beantown NAPS U16/U18 Top 25 Even though this is not one of the primary events on the New England scouting calendar we thought we would pop in for a quick look at the U16 and U18 levels of Beantown NAPS. The event was not easy for us to scout: requiring us to pay $15 (cash…

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World Selects Invite 2003 Division: Top 100

Posted on June 17, 2019

The World Selects Invite added an eight team U16 division this year for the first time. This new event made it more of a bang for the buck for NCAA/CHL scouts and coaches in attendance. The 2003 group was different from the main event which is the 2004’s because it was only US/CAN players and…

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Michigan (MAHA) Festival 2002s: Top 55

Posted on May 21, 2019

The best 2002 players in Michigan were in Taylor, Michigan for the week of May 9-11. Many college scouts were in attendance watching the U.S.A. Select Festival. Each team played 3 games in 3 days as some exciting hockey was on display. The top 18 players will be selected to the National Development Camp in…

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Mass Festival Final 40: Team NZ Mass Teams for 2002s-2004s

Posted on May 21, 2019

Neutral Zone had two experienced scouts at both days and every game of the Final 40 in Marlboro, MA, May 18-19. All the players are good and the more we watched, the more we talked about the players we would love to have a chance to coach. With over 30 years of playing at the…

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Mass Festival 2002s: Top 40

Posted on May 17, 2019

Massachusetts CCM High Performance Boys Festival 2002’s Top 40 Every year in early May the best players in the state of Massachusetts are gathered together at New England Sports Center in Marlborough and evaluated in their readiness for National Camp in upstate New York. They start with 80 players at the beginning who then get…

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U16 USA Hockey Nationals: Top 240

Posted on May 14, 2019

The best sixteen programs from across the US competed for the U16 Tier 1 Nationals in Grand Rapids, MI. Neutral Zone scouts were in attendance for every game in the tournament and our scouts have compiled a list of the top 240 players with evaluations and performance grades. We have updated each players profile, star…

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New England Select 17 Camp: Top 35

Posted on April 11, 2019

New England Select 17 Camp: Top 35 Once again, the NE District Select Camps made a change in location this year, moving to Attleboro, MA from it’s previous homes in Keene, NH and Marlborough, MA. Ultimately though, the talent still shined at the camp at the New England Sports Village. This collection of players was…

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