Scouting Reports

NZ Sponsors Next Shift WIFFLE Ball Tournament

Posted on April 5, 2022

For the past 20 years, the Travis Roy Foundation has held their annual WIFFLE Ball tournament in Jericho, VT at three scaled down replica fields of Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Field of Dreams. After the passing of its founder Travis Roy in 2020, the Foundation decided to sponsor one last tournament in 2021 as…

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QMJHL Draft Final Rankings: Top 250

Posted on July 4, 2022

Neutral Zone’s QMJHL Draft scouts have released the QMJHL Draft Final Rankings before the draft begins. The 6-man crew throughout Eastern Canada, led by veteran USport and CHL coach Murray Nystrom, have compiled the best 2006 prospects in Eastern Canada. The US team will be releasing the top 50 US-born prospects in the 2006 birth…

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Roster and Scouting Reports on the 2022 U.S. Under-18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup Team

Posted on June 29, 2022

USA Hockey announced today the 24-player roster for its 2022 U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team which will compete at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Red Deer, Alberta, July 31-August 6. The roster was announced following the USA Hockey BioSteel Boys Select 17 Player Development Camp hosted at Northtown Center and Daemen University in Amherst,…

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Exposure Hockey All-Star Weekend Top 50 2008s

Posted on June 29, 2022

Each year, Matt Miles and the fine folks at Exposure Hockey put on one of the best events to catch high level bantams from the Northeast and this year we traveled south to Walpole, MA to Rodman Arena to catch the 2008s in action. We were able to catch all four teams on Saturday playing…

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Liberty Bell Games: Top 85

Posted on June 26, 2022

Neutral Zone was in attendance for this year’s Liberty Bell Games tournament in Wayne, NJ, held from June 15th- June 17th. The format was a bit different this year, as we saw 2005, 2006, and 2007 birth years all play in the same division, scattered throughout twelve teams. In addition, there were two “Future Prospects”…

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OHF U15 Program of Excellence Oshawa Camp 80+ Evaluations

Posted on June 24, 2022

The Ontario Hockey Federation Program of Excellence Oshawa Camp is an identification camp for 2007 birth year players.  All participating players are eligible for the 2023 OHL draft.  This is one of several Program of Excellence camps taking place across Ontario, identifying the players under consideration to represent the province at the 2023 Canada Winter…

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College Hockey, USHL Coaching Updates

Posted on June 21, 2022

The college hockey assistant carousel is in full swing this offseason. New Michigan State head coach Adam Nightingale made two significant hires when he landed UMass associate head coach Jared DeMichiel and Clarkson associate head coach Mike Towns. According to multiple sources, former Omaha Lancers GM/head coach David Wilkie is going to return to the…

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RELM Sports College Hockey Showcase 2022 125+ Evaluations

Posted on June 20, 2022

On the weekend of Friday, May 13th-Sunday May 15th Neutral Zone was in attendance at the Relm Sports College Prospects Showcase held in Kingston, Ontario.  This showcase event consisted of over 150 prospects and 11 different teams.  Players ranged in age from 2002-2009 and were placed in the categories of BOYS (07 AND 08 Birth…

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SIXTY Hockey Development Camp: 15 Quick Hits on the 2008s

Posted on June 19, 2022

We were able to catch all four 2008 teams competing in the Sixty Hockey Development Camp on Thursday afternoon from the Rinks at Exeter. As a result we pulled 15 players from those two games that stood out to us in the action we were able to catch.  As you can see below, these reports…

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Introducing the Neutral Zone Quinn Robelle Interns for the Summer of 2022!

Posted on June 17, 2022

Written by Juliette Connors The Neutral Zone team is proud to announce the addition of seven new interns, Andrew Beran, Chase Rochon, James Lusher, Juliette Connors, Jack Goodman, Brandon Wells, and Joshua Katz. Each intern has a unique background and selective interests that will contribute to Neutral Zone’s news and scouting capacity. “It’s a diverse…

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2023 OHL Draft. 75 Early Standouts from Ontario

Posted on June 16, 2022

COVID cancellations prevented NZ from seeing some players in the rising u15 pool. Our Ontario scouts have started to catch up and here is a first look at players that have stood out. The “To Watch” list presented includes players who will be considered for the 2023 OHL Priority Selection as they are heading into their minor…

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