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CCM 68: All Skaters Evaluated

Posted on August 31, 2021

Neutral Zone had two scouts in attendance at the girls CCM 68 Invite run by 200×85. We watched all three games and some practices and wrote evaluations on every skater at the event. Goalies will have to wait. These players are carefully chosen by the Staff at 200×85 and the talent level and play was…

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USA/Canada Cup – KW U15 2021

Posted on January 19, 2022

From December 3rd through the 5th, Neutral Zone was in Kitchener, ON to scout the US/Canada Cup. This year, the tournament featured top teams from all over Canada in three divisions; U15, U18, and U22. The following report is from the U15 division. Players are in no particular order beneath their respective letter grades. A-…

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We are hiring!

Posted on January 19, 2022

Neutral Zone is seeking highly qualified Regional Scout candidates to join our Western Canada scouting staff. Successful candidates will be responsible for assisting the Head Scout to compile rankings, reports, and ratings on female players U15-U18.  We have openings in the following areas: Winnipeg, MB Regina, SK Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB Fraser Valley, BC To…

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Mandi Schwartz Memorial Tournament

Posted on December 30, 2021

Neutral Zone attended the Annual Mandi Schwartz Memorial Tournament in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. Around 250 hockey players displayed their skills in front of family, friends and scouts. Sixteen teams from the JWHL, CSSHL, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba AAA U18 leagues were divided into 4 pools. The round robin determined the team’s position and then all…

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NE Prep: Patsy Odden Invite 2021 Top 50

Posted on December 29, 2021

Neutral Zone spent the morning of December 17th watching parts of all eight teams in the Patsy K. Odden Girls’ Invitational at the Taft School. There are two rinks at Taft and we had a cancelled flight into town for one of our scouts, so one person bounced from game to game to get an…

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Grand Rapids Invite 2021

Posted on December 16, 2021

From November 29th-30th, 2021, Neutral Zone was in Grand Rapids, MN for the invitational tournament. Blaine School, White Bear Lake, Hibbing/Chisholm, and Grand Rapids/Greenway were the 4 teams in attendance. The following is a list of top performers from the event. Players are listed in no particular order beneath their respective letter grades. A+ Shelby…

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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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2021 Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Exeter Showcase 16U

Posted on November 25, 2021

October 1-3, scouting took place at The Rinks at Exeter, NH.  This event had a high level of team talent and these top picks were repeatedly spotted.  The only team on this list that played once was the Boston Jr. Eagles.  This report reflects the 2024-2025 graduation group and the older 19U report is to come soon.  There were…

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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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NIT U16: 2021

Posted on November 19, 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 U16 division. Our U19 report will follow. Players are listed in no particular order beneath their respective…

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2021 New England Rush: U14 Tier 1 Tournament

Posted on November 19, 2021

September 24th thru 26th, scouting took place at Henry Graf Rink in Newburyport, MA and Janas Memorial Skating Rink in Lowell, MA.  This event had two location with the exact same schedule, so the decision was made to track the U14 teams only.  This report reflects the top talent and players making impressive smart plays during these games.  Disclosing…

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