U19/ Junior

2021 Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Exeter Showcase 19U

Posted on November 30, 2021

October 1-3, scouting took place at The Rinks at Exeter, NH.  This report reflects five talented teams with 2021-2024 and some PG graduation players.  This facility had two rinks used for this showcase and there was no printed or digital schedule available, other than the daily rink screen.  Glad to be back in the rink at a favorite…

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NIT U19: 2021

Posted on November 23, 2021

From October 22-24, 2021, Neutral Zone was in Andover, MN to watch the annual NIT. Scouts evaluated players in the U16 and U19 divisions to compile the following reports. Below is our list of top performers in the U19 division. Our U19 report will follow. Players are listed in no particular order beneath their respective…

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Burlington Barracudas U22 Multi-Day Exhibition 2021

Posted on November 19, 2021

Neutral Zone got the chance to check out exhibition play in Burlington, ON last month. We compiled the following report from the event. Reports are listed under team names, with evaluations on players listed below. Letter grades depict the player’s performance at this specific event. Brampton Jr. Canadettes A- Carina DiAntonio #19 (Brampton Jr. Canadettes,…

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NAHA Labor Day Showcase 2021: U19

Posted on November 17, 2021

Over Labor Day weekend, 2021, Neutral Zone divided their time to scout both the NAHA Labor Day Tournament, and the PIP Labor Day Girls Fest. The following report is from the U19 Division at NAHA. It was refreshing for scouts to get back in the rinks. We were able to check in on many players…

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Five U22’s To Watch in Ontario from October 2021

Posted on November 15, 2021

We’re back!! Yes, hockey is back in Ontario! The sounds of the puck hitting the boards, the Ref’s whistle, skates cutting a fresh sheet of ice, it’s all back.  We are thrilled to announce that we have been watching pre-season play, and loving every minute of it. While we compile our Stoney Creek report, we…

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PIP Labor Day Girls Fest 2021 : U19

Posted on November 9, 2021

Neutral Zone spent Labor Day weekend in Pittsburgh, PA scouting all three divisions of the PIP Labor Day Girls Fest. After a difficult year of many cancellations, it was refreshing to be able to scout a major tournament in person and see how many players have grown and changed. The following is a report from…

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KES Highlanders Classic

Posted on November 1, 2021

King’s Edgehill School hosted their 1st Annual KES Highlanders Classic from October 1st-3rd, 2021 in Windsor, NS. The event showcased a mix of teams from the prep schools: KES, Mount U18 & U17 teams, to the U18 AAA: Cape Breton Lynx, and the CEGEP: College Universel. The chance to watch an event that merges multiple…

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Elite League September 2021

Posted on October 19, 2021

The Elite League was in full swing over September in Minnesota. We had scouts in the rinks through the month and have compiled the following list of top performers. We will also release a report from October’s scouting, and a separate one from the NIT. Players are in no particular order beneath their respective letter…

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Dawg Daze of Summer

Posted on September 13, 2021

We visited the Dawg Daze of Summer tournament in Connecticut. We were able to see games all day on Saturday at the Northford Ice Pavilion. We focused on the U19 division only this weekend and saw a lot of good talented players. There were teams from all over the country, the diversity of teams was…

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2021 USA Player Development Camp 16 & 17’s

Posted on July 22, 2021

From June 26th-July 1st, the USA Hockey Player Development Camps kicked off with the 16’s/17’s age group in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This high level camp displayed 8 teams of elite players from across the country.  Since there is a high level of talent at this camp, be aware that even the lower letter grades in this…

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