Event Scouting Reports

Durham West Jr. vs Whitby Jr.

Posted on December 8, 2020

Neutral  Zone caught up with some Canadian hockey, watching Durham West play Whitby from November 22nd. The teams played 4 v 4 and cleared the zone rather than relying on whistles. The stream was good quality and it was easy to follow numbers on both teams. We found the level of play to be high and…

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NIT U19 2020

Posted on December 1, 2020

From October 15-18th, Neutral Zone attended the NIT held in Minnesota.  Teams from across the United States competed in the U16 and U19 divisions. The following report evaluates 40 of the top U19 players that were scouted. Players are in no particular order beneath their respective letter grades.   A Kirsten Simms #27 (Honeybaked U19, F, 2022,…

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NIT U16 2020

Posted on December 1, 2020

Neutral Zone attended the NIT held in Minnesota Oct 13-15.  Teams from across the United States competed in the U16 and U19 divisions. The following report is a report of 42 U16 players from the games that were scouted.   Players are in no particular order beneath their respective letter grades. A Sedona Blair #1 (MSP Black, G,…

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Ridley College vs Niagara Falls Nov. 18th, 2020

Posted on November 20, 2020

On November 18th, 2020 Ridley College played an exhibition game against Niagara Falls. The game was played in two-25 minute halves with penalty shots and zone clears instead of whistles and faceoffs. Neutral Zone was able to scout the game virtually through Ridley’s stream. The interesting rules kept the play moving and decreased the face-to-face…

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Upper Midwest Hockey League: U16

Posted on November 5, 2020

The Upper Midwest HS Elite League provides top U16 and U19 players with high level competition before the Minnesota high school season. The games are held at a variety of arenas and Included some out of state teams as well. The following is a report of the top performers from the U16 games that Neutral Zone was in attendance….

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Upper Midwest Hockey League: U19

Posted on November 4, 2020

The Upper Midwest HS Elite League provides top U16 and U19 players with high level competition before the Minnesota high school season. The games are held at a variety of arenas and included some out of state teams as well. The following is a report of the top performers from the U19 games that Neutral Zone was in attendance….

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NAHA Labor Day Tournament U16 2020

Posted on October 5, 2020

The 20th annual NAHA Labor Day Tournament was held in Connecticut from September 4th through the 6th. Neutral Zone had several scouts in attendance to cover all three divisions. The following is a report from the U16 division. Players are graded within their position and listed in no particular order beneath their respective letter grades….

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NAHA Labor Day Tournament U14 2020

Posted on September 17, 2020

The 20th annual NAHA Labor Day Tournament was held in Connecticut from September 4th through the 6th. Neutral Zone had several scouts in attendance to cover all three divisions. Overall, the play was competitive and fast. The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers beat Mid-Fairfield U14 3-0 in the finals to capture the Gold Division Championship. The following…

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NAHA Labor Day Tournament U19 2020

Posted on September 14, 2020

The 20th annual NAHA Labor Day Tournament was held in Connecticut from September 4th through the 6th. Neutral Zone had several scouts in attendance to cover all three divisions. The following is a report from the U19 division. Players are graded within their position and listed in no particular order beneath their respective letter grades….

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MN State Tournament: Class AA

Posted on April 14, 2020

Neutral Zone scouts were at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota from February 19th to 22nd, 2020 to attend the Minnesota Girls’ State Hockey Tournament. The Class AA games were among some of the best and definitely lived up to the hype. Teams from all over the state were represented, with the…

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