U16: Little Caesars, Mission and Pens Elite at Buffalo Jr. Sabres

Posted on February 10, 2020

Saturday February 1st and Sunday February 2nd at Harborcenter in Buffalo, New York The nationally ranked Buffalo Junior Sabres 16U team hosted the Detroit Little Caesars, Chicago Mission and the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite in a weekend Showcase. Neutral Zone was able to catch all 3 of Buffalo’s games. The three games were all low scoring…

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McEachern Hired To Lead Boston Imperials U16 Team at Matignon

Posted on February 5, 2020

When the Matignon varsity hockey program collapsed this past fall, it left a major dent in one of the region’s most well-renowned “hockey schools.” Two weeks ago, the Boston Imperials announced a new venture along with Matignon, creating a new full-season academy program that will be based out of the school. The Imperials will field…

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Honeybaked U16 Showcase: Top 50

Posted on January 20, 2020

It was a busy and exciting weekend at the Honeybaked U16 showcase in Fraser, Michigan (taking place from January 10-12). The showcase was comprised of teams from the east competing against some of the best midwestern teams. It was a very competitive weekend for every team at the event and some games were even taken…

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NAPHL U16 & U18 All Star Games: Top 25

Posted on January 10, 2020

U16 Recap: A high scoring affair in Blaine, MN gave the scouts what they wanted to see as tons of plays were made during this event. High scoring forward Connor Kurth, playing for team Hockeywolf, stole the show netting a hat trick, but it was team Warroad who got the last laugh with a 6-5…

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Cleveland Jr. Barons at Buffalo Jr. Sabres (16U)

Posted on January 6, 2020

December 30 & 31, 2019 (2 game weekend) Recap: Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U squad swept a 2 game Home series against the Cleveland Barons. Buffalo took the front half of the weekend series winning 3-0. They scored a goal in every period and outshot Cleveland 26-17. Nicholas Anderson posted the shutout with 17 saves. Both…

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Monctonian AAA Challenge: Top 123

Posted on January 2, 2020

Neutral Zone attended the 2019 Monctonian AAA Challenge in Moncton, New Brunswick. We were able to watch all 28 Major Midget teams in attendance play at least once over the course of the weekend. Because of this, we were able to see many of the upcoming prospects eligible for the 2020 QMJHL draft in action….

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St. Andrews JV at Nichols 16U

Posted on December 30, 2019

One Tuesday, December 9, 2019; Nichols 16U squad held serve on home ice against rival St. Andrews JV with a tight checking low scoring affair. The game finished 3-0 in Nichols’ favor after three hard fought periods. Nichols lead 1-0 going into the third period before adding a 5 on 5 goal and an empty…

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Notre Dame U16 Shootout: Top 70

Posted on December 27, 2019

Neutral Zone was on hand at the University of Notre Dame for the 200×85/CCM 16U Shootout the weekend of November 29th through December 1st. There was no shortage of talent on hand but unfortunately there were a number of lopsided match-ups with blowout scores, so the viewing was challenging at times. We still came away…

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Boston Advantage Invite: Top 20

Posted on December 26, 2019

At this event showcased at the Pilgrim Arena in Hingham Massachusetts, NZ took in some top U18 and U16 talent with local teams like the Boston Advantage, NH Jr Monarchs, Boston Jr Bruins but also the Chicago Fury, New Jersey Titans and Maine Nordiques programs were in the tournament as well. This weekend was a…

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HPHL U16 Showcase; Woodridge, IL: Top 30

Posted on December 6, 2019

Neutral Zone was on hand in Woodridge, Illinois for the High Performance Hockey League 16U Showcase. The showcase was held from November 22nd through November 24th. The HPHL is always deep in talent and this weekend proved no different. Players did well to make this report. there are several new additions to Neutral Zone. Forwards…

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