U19/ Junior

U18 Worlds USA/CAN Pre-Tournament Report

Posted on June 4, 2022

The IIHF U18 Women’s World  Hockey Championship is set to take place in Madison, WI from June 6th-13th, 2022. After the cancellation of last year’s event, we are thrilled to see the event back to showcase the best U18 female hockey players in the world.  At Neutral Zone, we are fortunate to scout these players…

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Stoney Creek 2021 – Top 100 U22’s

Posted on March 14, 2022

From October 15-17th, 2021 Neutral Zone was in Stoney Creek to scout 60 teams from across Ontario. The tournament typically runs 3 consecutive weekends in September, hosting teams from across North America, but due to the pandemic, the organizers switched gears to allow the tournament to go ahead in a new format. The following report…

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Pittsburgh Multi-Team Weekend U16 and U19

Posted on March 11, 2022

From January 21st through the 23rd, Neutral Zone was in attendance at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for three days of Girls U19 and U16 games. A great weekend that included a lot of hockey that featured organizations from Pennsylvania (Pens Elite U19 and U16), New York (Bishop Kearney Selects U19 and U16), and Minnesota…

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EC Wizards Holiday Invitational 2021 – All Star Team

Posted on March 3, 2022

December 27-30, scouting took place on both sheets of the Edge Sports Center in Bedford, MA.  This event had two age brackets with four divisions in each bracket, a total of thirty teams.  Twenty-two games were scouted, the talent level was filled with high-end players.  the volume of talent was fantastic, we are writing this report a little…

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2021 NGHL Columbus Day (MA) Showcase 19U

Posted on February 22, 2022

October 9-11, scouting took place at Lawrence Valley Forum Arena, Haverhill Valley Rink, and Chelmsford Arena.  This event had three age brackets.  Included in this 19U report are a couple of additional players that were playing in another MA Columbus showcase at the same rink.  Not all teams were able to be seen, look forward to catching them…

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Western Canada Rankings: Class of 2022

Posted on January 27, 2022

Neutral Zone has put together it’s first top 100 class rankings for the 2022 grad class from Western Canada. Neutral Zone created this list to help ease some of the pressure placed on recruiting as a result of the pandemic. Noting that Western Canada was hit hard in terms of ability to have scouts physically…

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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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