U16

U16: Oakland Jr. Grizzlies at Ohio Blue Jackets

Posted on November 9, 2020

On Saturday, November 7th, The U16 AAA Ohio Blue Jackets faced off against the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies. In what was a tightly contested matchup, the Grizzlies managed to squeak out a 3-1 win. The game was back and forth, with multiple chances at both ends. It was a clean game that showed a focus on…

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U16: #1 Pittsburgh Pens Elite: 15 Players Graded

Posted on November 7, 2020

Pittsburgh Pens Elite U16 The following evaluations are from a Northeast Pack Event at Selects Academy in Connecticut. Grades are for this event only and are relative to others in the U16 Division at this event. Players not mentioned we either didn’t notice or didn’t play. This is a good team and we wanted to…

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15O High Performance Hockey League Detroit: Top 35

Posted on November 5, 2020

The U15 High Performance Hockey League was in Detroit, Michigan for the weekend of October 30 to November 1. All the games were exciting to watch as some of the games went into overtime and some late goals to win games. The goaltenders played very well as they posted 4 shutouts and some tight defensive…

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U16: Ohio Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Mission

Posted on November 4, 2020

The Ohio Blue Jackets 16u AAA took on a shorthanded Chicago Mission 16u AAA in a weekend series in Columbus, OH on October 24th and October 25th. In game 1, the teams were evenly matched, trading scoring chances early. Although the Mission were missing players on the weekend, they managed to keep the game tied…

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Barrie Colts U15/16

Posted on October 29, 2020

With virtually all Minor Hockey in Ontario under suspension at present due to covid, and no definitive return to play dates set there is a lack of opportunity for scouts to evaluate prospects at present.  Last week I received an email from the Barrie Colts U16 organization inviting me to attend a scrimmage.  The staff…

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15O, U16, U18: Cape Cod Whalers Midget Showcase: Top 65

Posted on October 29, 2020

Neutral Zone was in attendance all weekend to watch the Cape Cod Whalers Midget Showcase at the Canton Ice House. The schedule was fluid as some teams had to backout of the showcase at the last minute due to COVID restrictions. There were 11 teams that ended up playing multiple games at the Showcase. There…

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NAPHL U16: Fall Championship: Top 30 Prospects.

Posted on October 21, 2020

NAPHL U16AAA Fall Championship; Blaine, MN; 10/16-10/18 The NAPHL U16 Fall Championship weekend featured eight teams competing in a round-robin format. This turned out to be some of the best hockey in Blaine, MN this weekend as almost every game was hard-fought and close. It was an exciting weekend for Neutral Zone to watch some…

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U16 Shattuck vs U16 MN Moose and Shattuck Prep vs Map South Elite League

Posted on October 13, 2020

Shattuck St. Mary’s U16 and Prep 10/6 – 10/7       Shattucks St. Mary’s age levels hosted teams during the entire week. This report will focus on the U16’s vs. the MN Moose and the highly sought after Prep team vs. MAP South of the Minnesota Elite League.  The Shattuck Prep team was postponed for a while and…

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U15 Springfield Rifles at The Jr. Bulldogs Showcase

Posted on September 30, 2020

Neutral Zone had 3 scouts in attendance for the 2020 Jr. Bulldogs Showcase, but one scout primarily focused on the 2005 birth year. Here are his thoughts on the U15 Springfield Rifles and the players who distinguished themselves on Sunday morning versus the U15 Boston Jr. Eagles.

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Team Maryland U16

Posted on September 29, 2020

NZ went to Northford, CT to watch a few teams we have not yet scouted. Team Maryland’s U16 squad was one of those teams. Below are the players we felt stood out. We have notes on all the players but these are the ones who showed the most. Players did well to make this report…

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