Scouting Reports

Passed Over: The Mitchell Chaffee Story

Posted on August 25, 2016

  In a world of instant gratification, Mitchell Chaffee’s story is one that serves as a reminder of the value of patience and persistence. Growing up in Michigan, Mitchell learned to skate at age 4 by emulating his older brother, but growth required a move from the western portion of the state to Detroit and…

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Making a Name: The John Malone Story

Posted on August 24, 2016

  For John Malone, the rising sophomore at Delbarton School, the hockey dream didn’t start as a young boy; in fact, his hockey story began as an eight year old after traveling 3,000 miles across the country. He was born in Danville, CA; a town located about 30 miles east of San Francisco. Malone didn’t…

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Playing with Something to Prove: The Zach Solow Story

Posted on August 23, 2016

  As a three-year old growing up in Naples, FL, Zach Solow was first exposed to hockey watching games on TV with his dad. This sparked a desire to play the game and a life-long passion was born. “My cousin Jeff Solow is two years older than me and he wanted to learn how to…

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Alec Regula: A Diamond in the Rough Story

Posted on August 22, 2016

  Alec Regula, an elite prospect who has emerged out of Michigan High School hockey, is one of the hottest names in youth hockey right now. We have been on him for the past year and had him ranked as a four star prospect since our site launched in April, despite getting some weird looks…

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A Bond Beyond the Rink

Posted on August 9, 2016

  It was late October, the home opener of the 1995-1996 season at Walter Brown Arena. The National Championship banner from last season would be raised to the rafters that evening and the boys in scarlet and white would play in front of a rowdy, sellout crowd, excited to begin the season. For one freshman…

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Close to Home: The Jerry Harding Story

Posted on August 8, 2016

  Like many hockey families, Jerry Harding’s introduction to the game came from chasing his two older brothers around the backyard in street hockey.  Growing up in Canton, MA he would go on to play for the Canton Youth program and later the South Shore Dynamos. When he reached high school age and had decisions…

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Across the World: The Carson Dimoff Story

Posted on August 7, 2016

  Carson Dimoff, one of the best Western US prospects in the 99’ birth year, has had unique journey to college hockey.   “I was born and raised in the Scottsdale area, so, obviously, hockey wasn’t the most popular sport,” admitted Dimoff.  “However, both my parents are Canadian born and have a passion for the…

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Born to Win: The Jeremy Davidson Story

Posted on August 6, 2016

  Jeremy Davidson was the only player in the country last year to win the National Championship two years in a row for different organizations. He won the U14 National Title with Honeybaked and this year won the U16 National Title with Shattuck St. Mary’s. We caught up with the skilled forward to talk about…

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Junior Chowder Cup Review

Posted on August 5, 2016

At Neutral Zone we typically avoid the rush of summer hockey showcases. We aren’t against them as it can be fun or a chance for players to get on the ice; but to properly evaluate players during summer hockey showcases is not good practice. However, for the Junior Chowder Cup being less than a

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RPI Lands Top 50 Forward

Posted on August 5, 2016

  Matt Cameron grew up in Berwyn, PA, however his parents hail from Canada and have a deep appreciation for hockey so at the age of five Matt found himself on skates. He played his youth hockey with the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers until pewee major. After years of being coached by his father, Matt and…

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