Scouting Reports

NAPHL Fall Showcase U18: Top 45

Posted on September 12, 2020

Neutral Zone was in Duluth, MN for the NAPHL Fall Showcase for the U18. The showcase consisted of 8 teams with players from the State of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The games were highly competitive and evenly contested games with heavy hitting, plenty of scoring and great goaltending. Michigan Hockey Advancement went undefeated as they…

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NAPHL Fall Showcase U16: Top 45

Posted on September 10, 2020

Neutral Zone was in Duluth, MN. for the NAPHL Fall Showcase for the U16 levbel. The showcase consisted of eight teams with players from the State of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The games were highly competitive as with heavy hitting, plenty of scoring and great goaltending. Michigan Hockey Advancement went undefeated with four lines of…

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Quebec Midget Reports (English and French): Top 20

Posted on September 8, 2020

Le hockey est de retour au Québec! Voici des rapports de dépistage pré-saison du mois d’août de joueurs Midget Espoirs 2004 et 2005. Plusieurs avec naissance en fin d’année. L’année s’annonce bien GATINEAU INTREPID Jacob Charron #17 (F, R, 6’3″, 192, Gatineau L’Intrepede, 03/05/2004) -Charron is a high-tempo, physical, skilled forward that uses his size…

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EHL: New England Wolves Defeat Maine Eclipse 5-2 to Open Regular Season

Posted on September 19, 2020

The Eastern Hockey League got their regular season underway with three games this past Friday. The latest of these three games featured the New England Wolves playing host to the debuting Maine Eclipse. It was a great contest in which the final score did not accurately portray the competitiveness of both sides. The Wolves got…

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Madison Capitols Suspend 2020-21 Season Due to County Restrictions

Posted on September 18, 2020

The Madison Capitals are suspending operations for the 2020-21 USHL season stemming from what the league is calling “significant county restrictions related to COVID-19 that affect their ability to practice, play and host spectators.” Capitols owner, NHL defenseman Ryan Suter, said he asked the county for a 25 percent capacity for home games with a…

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USHL’s RoughRiders Suspend 2020-21 Season Due to Arena Damage

Posted on September 18, 2020

The USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders announced on Friday that the team was suspending its 2020-21 season due to damage at the team’s home venue, the ImOn Ice Arena, following a storm last month. The team said that it will return for the 2021-22 season. “The difficult decision was reached yesterday that the team will not…

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NCAA Extends Recruiting Dead Period

Posted on September 17, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council announced that it has extended the recruiting dead period through Jan. 1, 2021. The dead period prohibits in-person recruiting, but teams are still allowed to contact recruits over the phone and other correspondence. The dead period effectively prohibits coaches from making visits to the homes of recruits, and it prohibits…

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World Junior Championship To Be Held in Edmonton Hub

Posted on September 17, 2020

According to multiple reports, this season’s IIHF World Junior Championships will take place in the Edmonton bubble currently used by the NHL. The event will take place with no fans in attendance, and the tournament will return to Edmonton and Red Deer the following season with a crowd expected. According to TSN, charter flights will…

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Quebec Midget: Gatineau Intrepid and Phenix Du College Esther-Blondin (English and French)

Posted on September 17, 2020

GATINEAU INTREPID Cedric Cardinal #4 (D, L, 5’8″, 145, Gatineau L’Intrepede, 08/06/2004)-Cardinal is an intelligent left-shot defender that maintains puck possession as opposed to forcing pucks into tight windows. His edgework and vision, combined with his overall athleticism, allow him to jump into the slot multiple times per offensive zone possession without compromising his defensive…

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Niagara Adds Denver Goalie in Transfer Portal

Posted on September 15, 2020

Niagara has added goaltender Michael Corson out of the NCAA transfer portal. Corson, who is from Illinois, began his NCAA career at Denver where he ironically made a career-high 16 games against the Purple Eagles last season en route to being named the NCDC Goaltender of the Week. The ’99-born Corson split time between the…

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U15 – Cape Cod Whalers vs Boston Jr. Eagles (9/13/2020)

Posted on September 15, 2020

Neutral Zone had two scouts in attendance evaluating as the U15 Whalers played host to the Boston Jr. Eagles. These are the players who we feel had a positive impact for their team.

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MN Elite League Week #1

Posted on September 14, 2020

MN Elite League Week #1 Neutral Zone was in attendance for the opening weekend of the Upper Midwest HS Elite League in New Hope, MN. Eight teams are in the league that feature elite high school players from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The opening weekend saw every team play three games in two days, and produced…

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EXH: Oakland Grizzlies at Fox Motors U16.

Posted on September 14, 2020

The U16 Oakland Grizzlies played Fox Motors in Gaylord, MI for an exhibition game. Both teams came out in the first period each scoring a goal as Andrew Fan scored on a rebound goal for Fox and Ben Catlin scored a rebound goal on the power play for Oakland. In the second period Rylan Brady…

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