Monday Movers: Week #1

Posted on October 2, 2023

In a new free feature, NZ scouting staff will be submitting 1-3 players each Monday who are on the rise; either in their star rating, league/national or draft ranking or simply a player who has shown improvement in their overall game. Our first week we are going to focus on junior hockey after our scouts…

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AJHL: 32 Fresh February Looks

Posted on March 14, 2023

As we have moved to a partnership with Rinknet, we are able to see which players we may need to watch more on our portal. This is a bit new for Neutral Zone but very helpful. We observed about 14 AJHL games with players in mind to scout. Below are 32 players that we felt…

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AJHL: Okotoks vs Drumheller

Posted on March 6, 2023

The Drumheller Dragos hosted the Okotoks Oilers for the last regular season game for both teams that played a big part of playoff seeding. The winner of this game determined the 3rd place team in the South Division. This game was played at a high pace with neither side giving anything away. The Dragons came…

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AJHL: Canmore vs Brooks

Posted on March 3, 2023

The Canmore Eagles hosted the Brooks Bandits for the final home game of the regular season Wednesday night. The Bandits raced out to an early lead, but Canmore recovered well to take back momentum though they were unbale to capitalize on the 7-minutes of power play time they had. Brooks could not find a way…

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AJHL: Olds vs Camrose

Posted on March 3, 2023

Neutral Zone scouted a matchup between the Camrose Kodiaks and the Olds Grizzlys. The Kodiaks were able to break through on one of the only quality chances in the game and take a 1-0 lead into the second period. Neither team wavered as 60 minutes of regulation was not enough to decide the game for…

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AJHL: Whitecourt vs Grand Prairie

Posted on March 2, 2023

On Tuesday, February 28th the Grand Prairie Storm battled the Whitecourt Wolverines at the Bonnetts Energy Centre. The first period was deadlocked in all facets as neither team gave up any quality chances, but it began to open up at the beginning of the second as the Storm took a 2-1 lead going into the…

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AJHL: Spruce Grove vs Fort McMurray

Posted on February 25, 2023

Below are 15 player evaluations with grades for this game only. The Spruce Grove Saints hosted the Fort McMurray Oil Barons at the Grant Fuhr Arena, Friday night. The Saints came out of the gates firing on all cylinders, but it was the Oil Barons who grabbed an early 1-0 lead. Spruce Grove continued to…

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AJHL: Two Games

Posted on February 9, 2023

Below are two AJHL games that we scouted. In the first game Bonnyville defeated Lloydminster 7-3 on February 4th. The second was played on the night before in Whitecourt as Spruce Grove defeated the Whitecourt Wolverines 3-1. There are 25 player evaluations below with grades that are for these games only. Neutral Zone scouted a…

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AJHL: Blackfalds vs Calgary

Posted on January 26, 2023

The Calgary Canucks hosted the Blackfalds Bulldogs Saturday night in an offensive battle. Each team traded opportunities with the Bulldogs able to grab a 6-5 victory. Below are the top players from this specific game Tanner Willick #3 (D, L, 5’8″, 155, Blackfalds Bulldogs, 12/20/2003) – Willick is an elite two-way defenseman that can control…

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AJHL Two Game Report: 26 Standout Players Evaluated

Posted on January 19, 2023

Neutral Zone was in attendance for two AJHL matchups on January 11th. The two matchups that took place saw the Okotoks Oilers face the Canmore Eagles, and the Lloydminster Bobcats take on the Spruce Grove Saints. Below are 26 standout players evaluated solely on their performances in this showing. Okotoks Oilers vs. Canmore Eagles Okotoks…

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