NorthEast Pack Bridgewater Showcase- U 16

Posted on October 29, 2021

The weekend of October 15-16 Neutral Zone  was able to watch The NorthEast Pack Hockey League compete. The 5 teams (Pittsburgh Pens Elite, New Jersey Rockets, BK Selects, Mount St. Charles, and Long Island Gulls) competed hard and showed a ton of talent. We evaluated 29 players and graded them based on these weekend’s games.  …

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U16: Pens Elite Showcase: Pens, Mission, Sabres, Caesars. Top 40

Posted on October 14, 2021

10/9-10/10 Pens Elite U16 Showcase       Neutral Zone evaluated the U16 Showcase hosted by the Pens Elite, held at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on October 9-10th. Four of the top ranked U16 teams in the country were in attendance. Every game displayed high levels of talent and skill with tightly contested finishes as these…

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U16: Chicago Reapers vs Chicago Mission

Posted on October 9, 2021

Neutral Zone was able to view the first-ever U16 AAA game between the new Chicago Reapers and the Chicago Mission on Saturday, September 25th.  The game was played at the Fifth Third Ice Arena in Chicago and saw the Mission come away with a 5-1 victory.  Below are some of the players that stood out….

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U18: Winnipeg Bruins vs Winnipeg Thrashers

Posted on October 3, 2021

Wednesday 9/30/21 –  Winnipeg Bruins vs Winnipeg Thrashers U18 AAA This mid-week encounter between two of the three Winnipeg based teams got off to a slow start with neither team seizing any control in the 1st period but the Bruins were able to pot one and take a 1-0 lead into the dressing room.  The…

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U16: Springfield Pics vs Springfield Rifles. Two Games

Posted on September 27, 2021

On September 19th Neutral Zone attended the Springfield Rifles Showcase, observing two games in the U-16 division featuring the Springfield Pics and the host team the Springfield Rifles. Both of these highly touted Springfield, Massachusetts programs have produced Division 1 & 3 prospects, along with USHL, NAHL, NCDC draft picks in recent years. The first…

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Team Wisconsin vs Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres U16 AAA. Two Games. 15 Players.

Posted on September 19, 2021

Team Wisconsin and Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres U16 AAA teams played a two-game series on the weekend of 09/11/21-09/12/21.  The games were played on the campus of SSM at the John R. Sumner Arena and the J.P. Parise Arena in Faribault, Minnesota.  This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams.  SSM swept…

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Nova Scotia Midget. NSU18MHL Early Bird: Top 60

Posted on September 19, 2021

Neutral Zone attended the NSU18MHL Early Bird tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. There was a good competition throughout the weekend where we got our first look at some of the young players eligible for the upcoming QMJHL draft this coming summer.  Below are 60 players that we felt…

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U16: Seacoast Spartans vs Westchester Express. 15 Standout Players.

Posted on September 13, 2021

Friday 9/10/21 ; Seacoast Spartans vs Westchester Express U16  Neutral Zone observed a game during the Boston Breakout AAA SuperSeries held at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, MA between the U16 Seacoast Spartans and the Westchester Express. This was a very high-scoring affair as the final score ended up being 7-5 in favor…

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2021 Prospects Jr. Showcase: Fredericton

Posted on September 2, 2021

Neutral Zone scouts were in attendance at the 2021 Prospects Jr. Showcase held in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  This annual event was attended by approximately 90 Atlantic Canada prospects aged from 2003 to 2006 (although there were several 2002 and 2007 skaters at the camp).  The camp began on Sunday, August 8th with Neutral Zone running their…

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Kings of East Coast. Players Ranked 1-50

Posted on August 13, 2021

Neutral Zone attended the Kings of East Coast at Tsongas Arena on the Campus of UMass Lowell. The event was run by Vinny Montalbano who is an NHL Scout and also the GM of the CT Rangers in the NCDC. It was very well run with accurate rosters and any changes were communicated directly to…

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