Scouting Reports

New York State AHA Spring Selection Camp – 07s, 08s, and 09s: 77 Player Evaluations

Posted on June 30, 2024

Neutral Zone was in attendance in Skaneateles, NY to view the New York State AHA Spring Selection Camp, which took place from May 10-12, 2024. We viewed the 07, 08, and, 09 divisions and have provided reports below on standout performers. Players from this camp were then selected to attend the USA Hockey Development Camp…

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NAHL Combine: 32 Player Evaluations

Posted on June 29, 2024

Neutral Zone was in attendance at the NAHL Combine in Attleboro, Massachusetts from May 3-5, 2024. Below are 32 standout players from the event who have been given grades based solely on their performance at this event. The players in this report range in age from 2005-born to 2008-born. Brahmas John Coombe #17 (F, R,…

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Liberty Bell Games Florida – Future Prospects (2010s)

Posted on June 29, 2024

Neutral Zone was in attendance at the Liberty Bell Games in Florida from June 21-23, 2024. Below are standout players from the 2010-born division who have been given grades based solely on their performance in this event. Team Constitution Ivan Belikov (R, 6’0″, 146, Austin Prep, 03/31/2010) – Ivan has good acceleration and stop/start speed,…

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Liberty Bell Games Florida Prospects: 28 Player Evaluations

Posted on June 28, 2024

Neutral Zone evaluated the Florida Liberty Bell games held in Coral Springs, Florida, from June 21-23. The event featured top players from Florida born between 2007 and 2009, each team playing 4 games over the weekend. It proved to be a competitive showcase with high-quality talent on display. Below are the top performers from the…

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Play Hockey HHOF Series Boulder 2010s: 40 Player Evaluations

Posted on June 28, 2024

The Hockey Hall of Fame series in Boulder, Colorado, from June 12th-15th, 2024, featured high-level competition among players born in 2010. We observed five games involving six teams, resulting in reports for 40 players who stood out enough to receive individual game grades. Each player has been given a grade based solely on their performance…

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Blue Line Elite Prep Cup 2010s Top 65

Posted on June 27, 2024

As has become tradition in the New England area, we dispatched a scout to cover Blue Line Elite Prep Cup – one of the premier events in the NH/MA area for prep coaches to scout new talent. This year we narrowed our focus to the 2010 Division. This was another well-run tournament spearheaded by event…

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2024 NHL Draft: Most Physical Players

Posted on June 27, 2024

Consistent physicality and finishing body checks is a crucial skill and mindset for a National Hockey League career because it establishes a player as someone who will do whatever it takes to impact the game and win. None-stop physicality wears down opponents over the course of a game, over the course of a playoff series…

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Measuring 2024 NHL Draft Prospects Compete Level: 50/50 Pucks Win Percentage

Posted on June 27, 2024

As someone who was drafted 107th overall in 1990 and spent 13 years in the league I can tell you that it’s damn difficult to play a single game in the NHL; never mind have a multi-contract career. There will be some insanely talented players who never earn a sniff at an NHL game. There…

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Liberty Bell Games Prospects New Jersey: 95 Player Evaluations

Posted on June 27, 2024

Neutral Zone had several sets of eyes on the Liberty Bell Games in Wayne, NJ. Director of Scouting Brian Murphy was also in attendance. This report grades and evaluates standout players from the weekend of June 7th-9th, spanning birth years from 2007 to 2009 and encompassing players residing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware,…

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Minnesota HP 15 Festival: 61 Player Evaluations

Posted on June 26, 2024

Neutral Zone attended the MN HP 15 Festival at the Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth, Minnesota, from April 26th to April 28th. Our objective was to conduct a final assessment of the Minnesota 2009s ahead of the upcoming WHL US Draft. The event featured 12 teams, and we had the opportunity to watch each team…

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