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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Dartmouth Voyageurs (2) @ Basin Armada (3)

Posted on March 5, 2019

Neutral Zone attended a NSMMAAAHL regular season game at the BMO Center in Bedford, Nova Scotia between the Basin Armada and the Dartmouth Voyageurs on February 23, 2019. Despite being outshot 29-13 and getting into a fair bit of penalty trouble the Armada managed to squeak out a 3-2 victory in overtime improving to 22-7 on…

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NAPHL U16 Championship: Top 80

Posted on February 22, 2019

The NAPHL Dixon Cup took place in Troy, MI on the weekend of February 15-17th. It was a great weekend of hockey as 16 teams battled to play for the championship. In the semi-final games, Meijer AAA U16 defeated the high scoring Alaska Oilers 2-1 as Meijer scored a late goal in a defensive battle….

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NHL Midget Youth Cup: U18, U16: Top 120

Posted on February 20, 2019

Neutral Zone had one scout evaluate the U16 Division and one scout evaluate the U18 Division at the annual NHL Youth Cup in Marlboro, MA on February 8-9. It’s a bit strange as events go as information on the event was tough to come by there is little buzz surrounding it overall. There were lots…

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USPHL: All Star Games: U16, U18 and NCDC

Posted on January 24, 2019

USPHL All-Star Games – January 21, 2019 Every year in late January the USPHL celebrates its All-Stars in festive one-off red, white and blue unis. This event has historically been a launching pad for players who seek to move on to the next level: be it prep, D3 or D1 in college. Here we watched…

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