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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U18 AA Michigan State Championship: Top 40

Posted on March 26, 2019

The 2019 18U Midget AA State Championship took place in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. There were seven teams all from the State of Michigan that qualified for the tournament. In the semifinal game, Kensington defeated Big Boy White 5-2. In the other semifinal game, Big Boy Red shutout Lapeer Storm. Then later in the afternoon…

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U18 Atlantic District Qualifiers: Top 20

Posted on March 18, 2019

Atlantic District Qualifiers Top 20 U18 March 9-10 Top four teams in the Atlantic District competing for a spot to play the North Jersey Avalanche in the District Championship. The North Jersey Avalanche were given a bye as the top seed. The New Jersey Hitmen walked away from the weekend with the best record after…

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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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U18 STX Notre Dame Shootout: Top 50

Posted on February 4, 2019

Neutral Zone was in South Bend, Indiana for the U18 STX Shootout for the weekend of January 25-27. Teams from the Midwest, Florida, and Calgary, Alberta participated in an 8 team tournament. There was great action with tight games as 6 games ended up in a tie. Team Illinois came up as the top team…

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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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Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep Jamboree: Top 30

Posted on January 2, 2019

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep Jamboree Top 30 Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep team hosted a strong 6 team tournament in Faribault, MN in December. It featured teams from the United States and Canada. We saw some great games with skill, intensity and urgency. There was a large group of USHL and Division I schools on hand looking for…

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Battle of Border Midget Major (U18): Top 40

Posted on December 20, 2018

The Battle of Border tournament is a unique annual tournament played in Windsor, Ontario that brings Canadian Major Midget and American U18 teams to play against each other. There are 12 teams in the tournament, and each team plays 3 games against teams from the opposing country. This is Neutral Zones first time reporting on…

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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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NSMMHL Major Midgets: Halifax McDonalds @ Steele Subaru

Posted on November 6, 2018

Nov 4th 2018; NMSSHL Halifax McDonalds @ Steele Subaru Major Midgets; Regular Season game Neutral Zone attended a NSMMHL regular season game at the Dartmouth Sportsplex in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia between the Halifax McDonalds and the Steele Subaru Major Midgets. Halifax carried the play, heavily outshooting their opponent 38-18 which resulted in a lopsided 6-0…

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