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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Northeast Pack U16 Showcase: Top 45

Posted on November 22, 2019

Northeast Pack U16 Showcase Nov, 15-17th (Buffalo,NY.) Parity and close games was the story at the recent Northeast Pack U16 Showcase that was played at the Home of the Jr. Sabre’s in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. Of the 10 games played over the course of three days at the Harborcenter , three ended deadlocked and another…

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T1EHL U16 Showcase; Detroit: Top 60

Posted on November 17, 2019

Neutral Zone was on hand in Detroit, Michigan for the Tier I Elite Hockey League 16U Showcase. Aside from some of the Midwest T1EHL clubs, some visiting teams from the East coast were on hand to compete and it proved a nice opportunity for our Midwest US scouts to see some teams and players they…

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WNY Regional Qualifier U16

Posted on November 15, 2019

Neutral Zone was at some of the recent WNY Qualifier for the U16’s and took a quick look. It was a long, brutal weekend for the players having to play in five games over the course of three days. In the end, it was the USA 3rd ranked Tier 1 team; Buffalo Jr. Sabres U16…

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Honeybaked Showcase U15/U16: Top 80

Posted on November 12, 2019

The 2019 Honeybaked Showcase took place in Howell and Waterford, Michigan. Eight teams competed with a combination of U15 and U16 teams. The U15 teams were from Esmark, Cleveland and MHA and the U16 teams were MHA, MHA Red, Colorado Tigers, MDHL, and Team Indiana. Both levels competed against each other and provided some entertaining…

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U16 Tier 1 EHL Showcase; Michigan: Top 100

Posted on October 22, 2019

Our scouts were in Taylor and Dearborn, Michigan to watch the U16 T1EHL Showcase. With 18 teams competing and playing 4 games each, there was exciting action with plenty of goals being scored and goaltenders playing well. It was the first time the whole league was at one location to compete against each other. Grades…

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MAHA U16 Showcase. Troy, MI: Top 55

Posted on September 16, 2019

The MAHA Tier 1 league came together for a showcase in Troy, Mi for the weekend of September 6-8. Our scouts were able to watch the U16 teams play at least 2 games per team. These games counted towards the league standings, which gave for competitive games. The showcase was heavily scouted by Junior and…

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ECC Labor Day U16: Top 140

Posted on September 11, 2019

Scouts arrive en masse for ECC Labor Day Cup Labor Day is one of the rare occasions where every multi-sheet rink in NH and MA is hopping. Ultimately hundreds of teams, both split and full season are kicking off their years with these tournaments and it makes for a very busy Labor Day Weekend for…

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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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