Scouting Reports

NE Prep: New Hampton at Winchendon

Posted on December 1, 2022

The Neutral Zone mobile headed to the Winchendon School for the first our first official NE Prep game on the last day of November. Both teams played decent hockey last season and looked to get off to a good start for 2022-23. The New Hampton Huskies travelled the 85 miles west for a 3:30 puck…

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PPHL U18: Boston Hockey Academy vs Richmond Generals

Posted on November 30, 2022

A very physical game that saw plenty of raw emotion and trash talking. In the end Boston Hockey Academy won 7-4, but the real treat was the 74 combined penalty minutes. Just Sopotnik # (C, L, 6’4″, 207, Boston Hockey Academy U18, 01/30/2004) – Sopotnik wore #11. He is a 6’4′ left shot center with…

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20 MIAA D1 Teams We’re Excited About for 2022-23

Posted on November 28, 2022

We’ve arrived back at the start of another season and it’s time to kick off the 2022-23 MIAA campaign this weekend. It’s also important to note the significance of last season’s changes which give way to this season’s mere formalities. The league underwent a divisional overhaul and revamped the playoff tournament to be a statewide…

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Wisconsin HS: Sheboygan N/S vs Bay Port

Posted on November 28, 2022

It was a dominant display by Bay Port. They look deep up front and steady on the back end, leading to a shutout for the team and a 9-0 victory. Players did well to make this report, as the top 12 standouts are listed below. Elliot Mikesch (F, L, Bay Port HS, 12/21/2004) – Elliot…

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BCHL: Wenatchee vs Trail

Posted on November 28, 2022

The Wenatchee Wild visited the Trail Smoke Eaters on November 23, 2022, in Trail, BC. The game saw plenty of back-and-forth action as both goaltenders shone. The difference maker would be Andy Vlaha #32 as he stopped 40+ shots coming his way to preserve a 3-2 victory on the road. David Hejduk #2 (D, R,…

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USHL: Madison vs Muskegon

Posted on November 28, 2022

On November 25th, 2022, Neutral Zone evaluated USHL game between the Madison Capitols and Muskegon Lumberjacks It was a lopsided affair that saw Muskegon score the first six goals of the game and never look back, dominating Madison by a final score of 8-3. Grades on the 14 players below are for this game only….

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CCHL: Nepean vs Smiths Falls

Posted on November 26, 2022

Neutral Zone scouted this CCHL Sunday evening (11/20) game with league frontrunners Smith Falls visiting Nepean. Despite struggling as of late and languishing near the bottom of the standings, Nepean attacked Smith Falls throughout the match. They was a highly entertaining game with consistent end to end action. The Bears went up 1-0 on a…

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USHL: Waterloo vs Cedar Rapids

Posted on November 26, 2022

The Roughriders were forced to climb out of a hole the entire game due to the Blackhawks opening the scoring thirty seconds after puck drop. The momentum was clearly in favorite for Waterloo tonight as Cedar Rapids was not able to find the back of the net until late in the third period, which was…

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PPHL U18: Ontario Hockey Academy vs Nichols

Posted on November 25, 2022

An intense physical low scoring game that had a very quick pace with offense that was generated off of the in zone cycle. In the end Cornell commit Donovan Hamilton scored the game winner on a wicked snap shot from the point with 3:17 remaining in the third. Max Ilecki # (G, L, 6’3″, 175,…

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NAHL Showcase 553 Evaluations

Posted on November 24, 2022

Neutral Zone sent two scouts to the North American Hockey League Showcase at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, MN. The event ran from September 14-17. There are 29 NAHL teams and they all played four games; one each day. The games count in the league standings and there were four going on at all…

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