NSMMHL: Cole Harbour Wolfpack @ Steele Subaru Major Midgets

Posted on September 16, 2018

Regular Season game; Sept 15th, 2018 Neutral Zone attended the season opener for the NSMMHL between the Cole Harbour Wolfpack and the Steele Subaru Major Midgets. It was a very competitive game and despite being outshot 36-24 finished 2-1 in favour of Steele Subaru. Below are players we felt stood out. Grades are for this…

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Nova Scotia Major Midget Early Bird Tourney: Top 50

Posted on September 16, 2018

Neutral Zone attended the Pictou County Wellness Centre in Pictou, Nova Scotia from September 7th through September 9th to watch the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey Leagues Early Bird Tournament. There were 8 teams present and we were able to see each team play at least once over the course of the weekend. The Cole…

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Motor City Cup U18: Top 55

Posted on September 15, 2018

Motor City Cup U18 Motor City Cup was played in Fraser, Michigan this year as teams from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and surrounding areas competed against each other. We decided to focus our attention on the U18 division; and the winners were Belle Tire who defeated an All Star team comprised of Michigan high school players…

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OJHL: Cobourg Cougars vs. Kingston Voyageurs

Posted on September 13, 2018

Game was played on September 13, 2018 in Kingston, Ontario. The final score of the game was 3-2 for the visiting Cobourg Cougars who won it in extra time. Both teams played well throughout the night with Cobourg gaining the lead at two separate points in the game only to have Kingston knot it back…

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ECC U16 Labor Day Showcase: Top 85

Posted on September 11, 2018

ECC Tournaments brought out many of the top talent evaluators in the region as part of ECC Labor Day. For our purposes we sought to maximize our time in the rinks by focusing on both 16U White Divisions and the top shelf Red Division. It should be noted that many top committed names were omitted…

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ECC U14 Labor Day Showcase: Top 50

Posted on September 10, 2018

ECC U14 Labor Day Showcase-Top 50 Neutral Zone was in attendance at the Canton Ice House from August 31st through September 3rd to watch the U14 Divisions in the East Coast Classic Tournament (ECC) Labor Day Cup. There were two divisions, Red and White, containing six and five teams, respectively. We were able to see…

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Exhibition: Johnstown (NAHL) vs. USA NTDP U17s

Posted on September 8, 2018

Game: Exhibition Home team: Johnstown Tomahawks (NAHL) Visiting team: USA NTDP Under-17 Rink: 1st Summit Arena, Johnstown PA Date: September 8, 2018 Game Time: 3pm (ET) Age Group: Junior A (98’-02’ birth year) Introduction: This was the second game of a double exhibition weekend in historical Johnstown PA. Following a 6-2 win by the Tomahawks…

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Tier 1 Labor Day U14: Top 60

Posted on September 7, 2018

Finding New Faces at Labor Day Tier 1 Faceoff – August 31, 2018 As is the case with each new hockey season, the unofficial kickoff of the season comes during Labor Day Weekend. Over 800 games are played annually between NH and MA rinks from players ranging from 18 and 19 to bantams and younger….

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Beantown Summer Pro Division: Top 50

Posted on August 24, 2018

Neutral Zone headed to the annual Beantown Summer Classic August 13-15 in Marlboro, MA. This report is on the Pro-Division which was comprised of six teams ranging in birth years from 1998-2001. There were also two teams of only committed players. We saw all eight teams play. Despite arriving early morning (day two), rosters were…

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STX 68 Combine Report

Posted on August 20, 2018

Neutral Zone was on hand for the 2018 STX 68 Combine at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois. This event has become a must-attend every summer, as the top 68 Bantam-aged players in the US are brought in to partake in seminars, skills testing, and games. This year’s event treated us to the top…

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