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Stoney Creek 2023 U15

Posted on March 20, 2024

Every September, Stoney Creek, ON hosts 3 of the mostly highly scouted events of the season. From September 22nd-24th, the U15 division teams from across Canada and the United States take the ice to compete. The following is our scouting report form the U15 weekend. Players are listed in descending letter grade order beneath their…

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IIHF U18 World Championship – 2024

Posted on March 13, 2024

From January 6-14th, 2024, Switzerland hosted the IIHF U18 World Championship. USA took gold, Czechia silver, and Canada bronze. Neutral Zone scouted every team via video and created the following scouting report. Players are listed under their team name in descending letter grade order. Players with the same letter grade are listed in no particular…

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What Scouts Look For: Player Edition

Posted on March 8, 2024

The Neutral Zone staff take incredible pride in our work and we love what we do. Throughout the course of the season, we often get asked by players, parents, and regular hockey fans alike, “What do you look for in a player?”  It is a fair question, but honestly, it is hard to pinpoint anything…

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KW Tournament – U22 Division – 2023

Posted on March 7, 2024

Our scouts were in attendance from December 1st-3rd. Report is solely based on play from this tournament. Players are listed under their team names in descending letter grade order. Barrie Jrs.  Haley Beckett #73 (Barrie Jr. Sharks, F, 2024): Beckett size is an asset, particularly on the forecheck. She can keep control of the puck with…

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February Commits: All Canadian Month

Posted on March 7, 2024

February’s Commit list is an all-Canadian one, that includes players from the Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Alberta provinces. This list includes players ranging from 3 stars to 3.75 who will be joining NCAA Division 1 or USport programs next season, along with two players joining their respective teams in 2025. Ava Wood – F…

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KW Tournament – U18 Division – 2023

Posted on March 5, 2024

Our scouts were in attendance from December 1st-3rd. Report is solely based on play from this tournament. Players are listed under their team names in descending letter grade order. Barrie Sharks U18AAA Devon Trapp #8 (Barrie Sharks U18 AA, F, 2024) : Trapp is a hardworking player that competes hard both offensively and defensively. She is…

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NEPSAC Small, Large and Elite 8 Playoff Recap

Posted on March 4, 2024

The NEPSAC (New England Prep School Athletic Conference) Girls Hockey Tournament provided Neutral Zone Scouts an opportunity to evaluate some of the best female high school hockey players in North America head to head. The following are some of the players who stood out the most in games scouted in person by the NZ team….

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