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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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Heath Gordon Named Neutral Zone Director of U.S. Women’s Scouting

Posted on September 10, 2020

Neutral Zone has named Heath Gordon as its new Director of Women’s U.S. Scouting. Gordon has extensive experience as both a player and a coach that he will bring to the staff at Neutral Zone, most recently as an assistant coach with the Boston Pride in the NWHL. “I am very excited to be joining…

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Q&A: Kiley Erickson Talks Her Commitment to Boston College

Posted on September 9, 2020

Milton Academy D Kiley Erickson moved from her hometown, Duxbury High, to prep hockey at Milton with the goal of getting herself more exposure to NCAA programs. The move paid off, as last week the Mass. native committed to Boston College. After making the commitment official, Erickson participated in a one-on-one interview with Neutral Zone…

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Cracking the NESCAC Recruiting Code

Posted on August 30, 2020

NESCAC Athletic Recruiting: An Inside Look from a Coach Murphy. Our VP and Director of Scouting Brian Murphy was a hockey coach for 20 years at Tufts University with 18 years as Head Coach. He was the 2012 NESCAC Coach of the Year and led the Jumbos to a NESCAC Final Four in his last…

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Ontario Midget AA Final Rankings: Class of 2021

Posted on July 31, 2020

The following is Neutral Zone’s final player ranking based on player performances in Ontario Midget AA league play for the 2019/2020 season. This list presents 2021 graduation year players in a specific numbered order. Julianne Davidson #21 (Durham West Lightning, F, 2021): Davidson is an imposing physical presence on the left wing. A strong skater with…

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Ontario Midget AA Final Rankings: Class of 2022

Posted on July 23, 2020

The following is Neutral Zone’s final player ranking based on player performances in Ontario Midget AA league play for the 2019/2020 season. This list presents 2022 graduation year players in a specific numbered order. Carina DiAntonio #19 (Mississauga Hurricanes MAA, F, 2022): Highly skilled with elite vision, the elusive DiAntonio has several gears to her skating,…

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Ontario Midget AA Final Rankings: Class of 2020

Posted on July 6, 2020

The following is Neutral Zone’s final player ranking based on player performances in Ontario Midget AA league play for the 2019/2020 season. This list presents 2020 graduation year players in a specific numbered order. Jersey Phillips #63 (Buffalo Regals U19, F, 2020, Mercyhurst): Small but mighty, Phillips makes her presence known. An excellent skater, she is…

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PWHL Final Rankings: Class of 2022

Posted on June 18, 2020

The following is Neutral Zone’s final player ranking based on player performances from the PWHL for the 2019/2020 season. This list presents 2022 graduation year players in a specific numbered order. Reichen Kirchmair #91 (Etobicoke Jr. Dolphins, F, 2022, Providence): Kirchmair has a high compete level and is difficult to contain when she has possession, shielding…

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PWHL Final Rankings: Class of 2021

Posted on June 12, 2020

The following is Neutral Zone’s final player ranking based on player performances from the PWHL for the 2019/2020 season. This list presents 2021 graduation year players in a specific numbered order. Vanessa Upson #24 (Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres, F, 2021, Mercyhurst): A strong skater with elite vision, Upson has an intense compete level and a willingness…

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