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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U18 Worlds USA/CAN Pre-Tournament Report

Posted on June 4, 2022

The IIHF U18 Women’s World  Hockey Championship is set to take place in Madison, WI from June 6th-13th, 2022. After the cancellation of last year’s event, we are thrilled to see the event back to showcase the best U18 female hockey players in the world.  At Neutral Zone, we are fortunate to scout these players…

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Cracking the NESCAC Recruiting Code

Posted on August 30, 2020

NESCAC Athletic Recruiting: An Inside Look from a Coach Murphy. Our VP and Director of Scouting Brian Murphy was a hockey coach for 20 years at Tufts University with 18 years as Head Coach. He was the 2012 NESCAC Coach of the Year and led the Jumbos to a NESCAC Final Four in his last…

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