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Alberta Cup 2022. Top 65

Posted on May 14, 2022

Neutral Zone watched the 2022 Alberta Cup in Red Deer, Alberta from April 28th through May 1st. The event was well run and broken into six teams of 2007 birth years. Many of these 2007s will be selected in the WHL Draft later this month. Each team at the event played five games over the…

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CHL Bans Russian Players from Import Draft

Posted on April 27, 2022

On Wednesday, the CHL made the announcement that Russian and Belarusian players will be ineligible for this year’s CHL Import Draft on July 1. The ban comes as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which started in February. The league said that the ban will not have an impact on players who are already…

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BCEHL U15 AAA: South Island Royals vs Vancouver North East Chiefs. #WHLDraft

Posted on March 14, 2022

Neutral Zone attended the second half of a back-to-back weekend series between the South Island Royals and the Vancouver North East Chiefs on Sunday, March 06, 2022, at Planet Ice – Coquitlam. It was a tightly contested game that saw the Chiefs coming away with a 3-2 win after getting blown out the night before….

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CHL Commitment Tracker (1/26)

Posted on January 26, 2022

Each week, in one easy-to-find place, Neutral Zone will wrap up the week’s CHL commitments in a neat and tidy chart, complete with star ratings and links to player profiles, where subscribers can get access to all of our scouting reports on these players, as well as player rankings and more. Click on each player’s…

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NZ CHL Commitment Tracker (1/17)

Posted on January 17, 2022

Each week, in one easy-to-find place, Neutral Zone will wrap up the week’s CHL commitments in a neat and tidy chart, complete with star ratings and links to player profiles, where subscribers can get access to all of our scouting reports on these players, as well as player rankings and more. Click on each player’s…

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Rocky Mountain Classic 2021: Top 180

Posted on January 11, 2022

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CLASSIC 2021 Neutral Zone sent four scouts to the Rocky Mountain Classic U15AAA tournament in Calgary, Alberta. The RMC is one of the largest, and competitive U15AAA tournaments in Western Canada, featuring 24 of the top U15AAA/Prep teams from Western Canada. The tournament featured 10 teams from the highly competitive CSSHL U15 Prep…

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WHL: Americans, Raiders Add Players via Trade

Posted on September 27, 2021

The Spokane Chiefs have traded defenceman Jordan Chudley to the Tri-City Americans for a ninth-round pick in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft. The teams announced the deal Monday. Chudley, who hails from Souris, Man., played two seasons in Spokane, recording two assists and in 57 regular season games. Originally a fourth-round WHL Draft pick by…

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WHL makes schedule changes due to border closing

Posted on September 10, 2021

The WHL made changes to its early-season schedule this week as a result of the U.S.-Canada border still being shut down. The WHL said that teams in the British Columbia Division will only play teams from inside their own division, and the teams in the U.S. Division will also only play teams from inside their…

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WHL announces a vaccine policy

Posted on August 18, 2021

The WHL announced this week that it will have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy moving forward, which requires all players, hockey operations staff, other team and league personnel, and officials to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the start of the 2021-22 season. The season is set to begin on Oct. 1. The…

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WHL: Portland and Victoria add goaltenders

Posted on August 12, 2021

The Portland Winterhawks, have acquired goaltender Mason Dunsford from the Tri-City Americans for a conditional fifth-round selection in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft. The 2003-born goaltender played 23 games with the Americans over the last two seasons. During the 2020-21 campaign, he recorded a 5.30 goals against average and an .857 save percentage. Dunsford was originally selected…

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