Scouting Reports

Deur named new head coach of NAHL’s Jackalopes

Posted on August 4, 2021

The Odessa Jackalopes have hired Scott Deur as the team’s next GM and head coach. Deur will replace Jason Fortier, who left the program in order to become the new assistant coach at Maine under Ben Barr. Deur, 32, began his coaching career in the North American Hockey League with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in 2015…

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Flurry of commitments as Aug. 1 opens offers for juniors

Posted on August 3, 2021

August 1 was the first day juniors in high school were allowed to receive scholarship offers and verbally commit to programs, and many players announced their commitments before noon. Coaches have been allowed to speak to and recruit those players since Jan. 1, but Sunday was the first day offers can be made. The biggest…

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Exposure Hockey All-Star Weekend. 40 Notable 2007s

Posted on July 28, 2021

Neutral Zone spent part of Saturday and most of the day Sunday moving from rink to rink watching some the the action at the Eastern Exposure’s All-Star Event. Matt Miles always puts together great event and this one was no different. Quite frankly, his efforts in the past were our reason for attending. Our main…

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Western Canada Hockey Exposure Camp: Top 125

Posted on July 28, 2021

On Friday, July 2 staff members of Neutral Zone travelled to Tsuut’ina Nation Alberta To attend the Western Canada Hockey Exposure Camp for prospects born between 2002 and 2005. And the weekend began with neutral zone running a Fitness a Testing Combine for over 20 of the participants. Following that neutral zone scouts were in attendance…

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Neutral Zone forms Partnership with InStat

Posted on July 27, 2021

Rutland, VT – Neutral Zone, LLC, the leading independent hockey scouting and rankings platform in North America, has come to an official partnership agreement with InStat Hockey for 2021-2022. InStat is used by league and federation offices, coaches, scouts and management as a data and communication tool assisting in coaching processes, player development, statistical analysis…

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Wisconsin Pinnacle Performance Hockey: 45 Standouts

Posted on July 25, 2021

GREEN BAY WISCONSIN Pinnacle Performance hosted the Wisconsin Development Camp from July 9-11th at the Cornerstone Community Center in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin.  Participants in this event ranged in ages from 2002 through 2008 birth years.  There were 4 teams of 2002-2005 birth years and 4 teams of 2006-2008 birth years.  The competition segment of this weekend…

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Michigan makes history at the NHL Draft

Posted on July 24, 2021

Michigan made college hockey history on Friday night, when four of the top-five selections in the NHL Draft were either current or incoming Michigan players. The Wolverines even had a fifth selection at the No. 24 spot when Mackie Samoskevich was chosen by Florida. As expected, defenseman Owen Power was chosen No. 1 by the Buffalo Sabres. Center Matthew Beniers went…

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U14 Nationals: Chicago Mission

Posted on July 20, 2021

Chicago Mission   The Chicago Mission were a top team for sure at U14 Nationals. Below are 15 players we reviewed and graded. They have some terrific players and below are the ones who stood out in Texas. Grades are for this event only. Click on the player name for any star ratings and additional…

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U14 Nationals: BK Selects

Posted on July 18, 2021

Buffalo Saints (BK Selects)    Bishop Kearney Selects played in the Championship Game and lost to SSM. BK played hard, tough and just didn’t quite have enough to take home the trophy. They have some terrific players and below are the ones who stood out in Texas. Grades are for this event only. Click on the…

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U14 Nationals: Shattuck St. Mary’s

Posted on July 18, 2021

Shattuck rolled to the U14 National Championship in Texas. They are one of the best U14 teams NZ has seen at this level: deep, talented, tough and well coached. Below is a recap of all the players who played in the tournament. Grades are for this event only. Each of them have high upside and…

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