Game/Tournament Reviews

2023 Ivy Shootout Princeton 150 Players Evaluated

Posted on August 3, 2023

Neutral Zone was in attendance for the Ivy Shootout hosted at Princeton University. We had one scout in attendance and he watched games played at Hobey Baker Rink. There were three Divisions: 2004-05s, 2006s, and 2007-08s. Players came from all over including dozens of US states, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, etc. We did not see every…

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Alberta U16 Summer Camp 2023: 78 Players Evaluated

Posted on August 1, 2023

Neutral Zone was present in Red Deer, AB from July 7-9 to evaluate the final selection camp for Team Alberta. After this event, Hockey Alberta cut the roster down to 32 names for the Shortlist for the upcoming WHL Cup, where 20 players will represent the province. The WHL Cup will see the four Western…

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CCM Minnesota High-Performance Tournament Report: Top 64 Players Evaluated

Posted on May 5, 2023

Neutral Zone attended the Minnesota High-Performance Select 16’s final 54 festival on April 21st-23 at Plymouth ice arena in Plymouth Minnesota. The 16’s are trying out for a National camp bid in Amherst, NY July 7th-13 2023. The group was highly skilled, talented and competitive. The top 64 players from the tournament are listed below….

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U18 AAA Atlantic Championship: 26 Players Evaluated

Posted on April 17, 2023

Neutral Zone had three scouts in attendance for the Atlantic Championships that ran from March 30th to April 2nd, 2023. Below are their notes on 26 standout players from the event. Each player is only evaluated based on their performances in this event and not on any prior showings. Some players at the event are…

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HPHL Honeybaked U16 Tournament: Top 62

Posted on December 23, 2022

Neutral Zone was in attendance for the HPHL Honeybaked U16 Tournament, which took place from December 2nd to December 4th, 2022 in Novi, MI. Players did well to make this report, as they stood out from the pack. Compuware was the top team this weekend going 3-0-0 in their games. Read on to see the…

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Alliance Cup Championship Game: Ridley Prep at The Hill School

Posted on February 22, 2022

In a thrilling game that featured physicality, emotion and a frenetic ending Neutral Zone was able to watch Ridley come away with a 3-2 victory. Below are the players we feel stood out from their peers over the course of the three periods.

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Overspeed Classic: U15, U16, U18. Top 42

Posted on January 3, 2022

Below is a report from the Toby O’Brien’s, Overspeed Classic held at Adelard Arena in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. We were able to watch and evaluate four games with eight different teams across 5 different programs in one day. This was a good event with a handful of elite, skilled and talented players but also a…

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PHL Scrimmage Sunday. Super 16 plus Sports Etc. Goalie of the Week.

Posted on April 13, 2021

The Pandemic Hockey League had two scrimmage games on Sunday. Teams played three 20 minute periods with officials and coaches. The real games start on April 15th as the four teams will battle for the PHL Championship over ten weeks and 20 games. This was our first look at the players and below are 16…

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2021 USHL: Biosteel All American Game Top 20

Posted on April 12, 2021

Neutral Zone evaluated the Biosteel All American game, which is an exhibition game put on by USA Hockey and the USHL that showcased the best draft-eligible American-born players. The Blue Team was the current roster for the U18 NTDP team and the White Team was composed of players who are considered to be the top…

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Bantam: Exposure Hockey Group Columbus Invitational. Top 80

Posted on April 6, 2021

Neutral Zone attended the Exposure Hockey Group’s Columbus Invite in Mid-March. Matt Miles and his staff ran a great event and we enjoyed watching the competitive nature of the games. There were eight teams in the 2006 Divisione and the Boston Advantage beat the St. Louis Jr. Blues to win the Championship. Every team had…

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