STX Elite Hockey Shootout: Top 55

Neutral Zone sent two of our top scouts to South Bend, IN for the STX Elite Shootout; two former pro players and now regional scouts with Neutral Zone. Sean Tallaire, former Lake Superior standout and our head Michigan scout, came over to see the action as well as local Chicago scout Jeff Salzbrunn, a former CHL and then AHL/ECHL player.

STX has teamed with 200×85 LLC, a company that puts together elite hockey showcases and clinics including the well known Bauer Showcase and STX Top 68 Camp. This showcase featured many of the top bantam teams in the US and Ontario. We put together a list of the top 55 players in the event, sorted by teams.

As always, the grades provided are a  snapshot of how the players performed in this particular event and not a reflection of their overall game. Our pick for tournament MVP was Owen Power of Mississauga and below are the records for each team.


Oakland- 4-1-0

Vaughan kings 1-4-0

Mississauga 3-0-2

Shattucks 3-1-1

Iss Kings 4-1-0

Niagara north stars 0-5-0

Chicago mission 3-0-2

London Jr. Knights 1-3-1

Nj Devils 3-2-0

Buffalo Jr. Sabres 4-0-1

North York Rangers 1-4-0

Syracuse Nats 2-3-0

Burlington Eagles 0-5-0

Detroit LC 4-0-1

Don Mills 1-3-1


Owen Power (LD) Best player overall throughout the weekend for the games we saw. Tall lengthy defenseman, very smooth skater who always makes the smart decision. Really impressive skater for his height and slender build, especially considering his age. Doesn’t have to be physical due to his reach and skating ability. He played in all facets of the game PP-PK. We would have like to see what kind of shot he had but he didn’t take too many here. He continues to develop on this pace he could be a top draft in any league in North America. Even having a late Nov birthdate.  Grade: A+

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