U16 Atlantic Canada: Monctonian Challenge. Top 77

Posted on January 15, 2022

Neutral Zone was in attendance for the 2021 Monctonian AAA Challenge in Moncton, New Brunswick.  The Monctonian is the largest U16 hockey tournament in the Atlantic provinces and virtually draws all of the Atlantic U16 AAA teams plus an assortment of other U18 teams from Quebec, Ontario and this year, Saskatchewan.  St. John Vito’s won…

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Overspeed Classic: U15, U16, U18. Top 42

Posted on January 3, 2022

Below is a report from the Toby O’Brien’s, Overspeed Classic held at Adelard Arena in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. We were able to watch and evaluate four games with eight different teams across 5 different programs in one day. This was a good event with a handful of elite, skilled and talented players but also a…

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Northeast Pack Pittsburgh 15O, U16, U18. Top 70

Posted on December 14, 2021

Multi-Team and Age Group 3 Day Weekend: NEPACK+ Neutral Zone was in attendance at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for three days of 15, U16, and U18 games. A great weekend that included a lot of hockey that featured top NEPack organizations from Pennsylvania (Pens Elite), New Jersey (NJ Rockets), New York (Bishop Kearney Selects…

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Prep Hockey Conference Showcase. Top 50

Posted on December 6, 2021

The Prep Hockey Conference (PHC) held a showcase and event in late November featuring Culver Academy, Selects Academy, St. Andrew’s College, Northwood School, Mount St. Charles Academy and Shattuck St. Mary’s. Games were played at Adelard Arena in RI. Below are the players from each team we felt stood out. Grades are for this event…

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U18: St. Andrew’s College vs Culver Academy Prep

Posted on December 4, 2021

Neutral Zone was able to watch the St. Andrews’s College and the Culver Academies Prep/U18 teams as they played two games over the weekend of 11/12/21 and 11/13/21 on the Al Clark Rink inside the Henderson Ice Arena on the campus of Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana.  This is the first meeting of the season…

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U18: St. Andrews College vs. Pittsburgh Pens. Elite

Posted on December 1, 2021

On October 24th Neutral Zone watched the matchup between St. Andrews College and Pittsburgh Penguins U18. The Pens were able to take the win 7-2. They were able to play their typical hard working style and capitalize on mistakes. However,  even though the score was lopsided in favor of the Pens, St. Andrews is a…

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U18: Northeast Pack Showcase Top 40

Posted on October 21, 2021

U18: NE Pack Bridgewater Showcase A Nick Zocco #91 (F, R, 5’10”, 170, Long Island Gulls U18, 06/19/2003) – Nicholas had another good showing at a Pack Event. Although he only picked up a couple points on the weekend he had an abundance of opportunities throughout the weekend. He is a bit of a swiss…

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U18: Three Games. Buffalo Regals v NJ Rockets AND Nashville Jr Preds v St. Louis Jr. Blues AND SKS Academy v LI Gulls. 35 Players

Posted on October 13, 2021

Beast Columbus Day (U18) Buffalo Regals vs. NJ Rockets Buffalo Regals Ryan Walsh #19 (F, R, 6’0″, 174, Salisbury School, 08/25/2003, Brown) – Ryan’s a good-sized center who is a good skater with a wide, long stride. He played with pace throughout the game and utilized his speed to create pressure and havoc in both…

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U18: Northeast Pack Showcase. Top 35

Posted on October 3, 2021

Mount St. Charles (U18) Cameron O’Neill #19 (F, R, 6’1″, 194, Mount St. Charles U18, 01/24/2004, UMass Amherst)- had an excellent tournament. Along Stefanek and Berger created what was the top line throughout the showcase. Displayed very good speed with a quick burst allowing him to create opportunities for himself and his linemates. Plays extremely…

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U18: Winnipeg Bruins vs Winnipeg Thrashers

Posted on October 3, 2021

Wednesday 9/30/21 –  Winnipeg Bruins vs Winnipeg Thrashers U18 AAA This mid-week encounter between two of the three Winnipeg based teams got off to a slow start with neither team seizing any control in the 1st period but the Bruins were able to pot one and take a 1-0 lead into the dressing room.  The…

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