High School/ Prep

RNS Team Evaluation

Posted on December 16, 2020

On December 13th, 2020, Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) played an exhibition game against a boys U15 AAA team. RNS was very dominant in this game and ended in a 3-0 win. It was clear that the RNS players have highly developed hockey IQ, tripping up the opponent with their positioning and playmaking abilities. The following…

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Quinnipiac rises to 6th in Recruiting Class Rankings with addition of Kate Helgeson

Posted on December 7, 2020

Kate Helgeson (Roseau HS, F, 2021) to Quinnipiac Quinnipiac will add forward, Kate Helgeson from Roseau, MN. Quinnipiac already had a very strong recruiting class, ranked 8th by Neutral Zone. With the addition of Helgeson, Quinnipiac jumps to the 6th best recruiting class for 2021. Helgeson has 8 reports on neutralzone.net and was ranked 12th…

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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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Clough commits to stay in state at the University of St. Thomas

Posted on November 12, 2020

Madison Clough (Andover HS/Tradition White, D, 2021) to the University of St. Thomas Clough is from Andover, MN where she plays for the Andover High School team as well as Tradition White for the Elite League. Last season with her Andover squad, Clough put up 15 points in 24 games as a true offensive defenseman….

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Ella Fesette commits to RIT

Posted on November 9, 2020

Ella Fesette (Northwood, F, 2022)  to Rochester Institute of Technology. Fesette competed at the 2018 USA Hockey U15 PDC, this was where Neutral Zone first reported on her impactful play. She is from Plattsburgh, NY and has played for Northwood since 2018. Her work ethic makes her impossible to ignore. She was the 11th ranked…

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Emma Conner to join Gophers next season

Posted on November 6, 2020

Emma Conner (Edina High School, F, 2021) to University of Minnesota. In late October, Neutral Zone learned of Conner’s commitment to the University of Minnesota. Conner was originally committed to Penn State but made the switch to the Gophers after promising junior season at Edina HS, a powerhouse program in Minnesota. Conner is an exceptional…

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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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