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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Quebec Midget AAA Challenge: Top 60

Posted on January 13, 2019

The highly anticipated Midget Quebec showcase lived up to its expectations once again as scouts from all types of leagues flooded the stands from December 14th-16th to catch the action. Most of the top prospects for the upcoming Quebec Major Junior Draft were on display here all weekend and did not disappoint with some great…

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2018 Minor Midget International Silver Stick: Top 200

Posted on December 22, 2018

The International Silver Stick is the most competitive of Minor Midget AAA tournaments we view each season.  Teams must apply from across Canada and the US and they must be considered a formidable team to get into the field of 30. There are 6 pools of 5 teams with the 6 division winners and 2…

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Battle of the Border U15/U16: Top 105

Posted on December 21, 2018

The Battle of the Border showcase event, hosted by the OHL (Windsor Spitfires), and featured Ontario based teams vs US based teams.  Six Ontario Minor Midget (U15) teams took on six American teams from Michigan and Illinois.  Each team played one game per day at the showcase and teams were able to watch the Spitfires…

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Monctonian AAA Challenge 2018

Posted on November 30, 2018

Neutral Zone attended the Monctonian AAA Challenge in Moncton, New Brunswick on November 17th and 18th. It was a highly competitive and well-run event that featured a combination of 56 Bantam and Major Midget teams from across Canada. We were able to watch 16 teams play over the last two days of the tournament. The…

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U15/U16: HPHL Illinois Showcase: Top 40

Posted on November 29, 2018

The HPHL U16 and U15 levels where on display in Woodridge, IL to compete in their monthly showcase.  Both levels schedules were similar as teams from Detroit battled the Chicago based squads.  There were plenty of Division 1 commitments partaking in the grudge matches between friendly foes.  Numerous hard fought games left all of these…

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MA Tier 1 Midget Playoffs U16, U18: Top 60

Posted on November 21, 2018

Massachusetts Midget Playoffs 2018 Neutral Zone was in attendance in Marlboro to take in the U16 and U18 Massachusetts Midget Selects State Playoffs. The winner of the weekend would punch their ticket to the national tournaments in Grand Rapids Michigan in April. Neutral Zone focused on the playoffs and was able to see the top…

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Nova Scotia Midget: Cabot Highlanders vs. Cape Breton Jets and NS Admirals vs. Fundy Thunder

Posted on November 15, 2018

Cabot Highlanders vs. Cape Breton Jets; Tournament Game; Nov 8th 2018 Neutral Zone attended a NSMMAAAHL Robert Sneath Memorial Tournament game at the Bowles Arena in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia between the Cabot Highlanders and the Cape Breton Jets. Thus far in the regular season each team only had one win to their credit so it came…

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