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Neutral Zone Launches Neutral Zone Prep

Neutral Zone announced this morning that it has launched Neutral Zone Prep, a free, state-of-the-art website dedicated to coverage of New England prep school hockey.

The site will allow Merrimack fans to follow recruits Michael Kesslering (New Hampton) and Kevin Wall (Salisbury) more closely.

Below is the announcement from the Neutral Zone website:

Neutral Zone Prep will provide free rosters, free schedules, free stats, free box scores, free standings, free game recaps and free team pages, accessible by all players, families, fans and pro scouts.

The site, designed to promote New England prep school hockey, will allow both schools and players to gain even more exposure. Schools will be able to showcase their recent alumni as well as NCAA commitments, while college and junior coaches will now have easier access to players.

“The tradition and quality of prep hockey in New England is really unmatched,” said Steve Wilk, president of Neutral Zone. “Playing for your school in front of your campus, community and classmates makes for a great experience. We are excited to be able to support and promote these student-athletes and schools.”

NEPSHIA coaches voted to use Neutral Zone prep via an online vote on Nov. 8. The website launched on Tuesday and can be found at Follow NZ Prep Hockey on Twitter @NZPrepHockey and on Instagram @NZPrepHockey.


Brendan Collins, Scout: Director of Neutral Zone scouting
Brian Murphy, Scout: Director of U.S. Scouting, Former NCAA head coach
Sean Collins, Scout: Former NCAA DI All-American
Ian Moran, Scout: 15-year NHL veteran
Ed Bessinger, Scout: Former prep player
Jashvina Shah, Editorial Director: Promotes through free features
Mark Bilotta, Scout/Writer: Maximizes exposure via social media

About Neutral Zone:

Neutral Zone is a first-of-its-kind hockey scouting and news site which identifies, ranks and profiles NCAA and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) prospects from across North America. The innovative site leverages top quality, unbiased scouts to profile players and track their progress over the course of their amateur careers. Our team is made up of nearly 30 experienced scouts who attend games, tournaments and showcase events to discover and evaluate the best players in their respective regions. Neutral Zone scouts come from diverse, high-level hockey backgrounds, most of which include playing, coaching or scouting at the NCAA, CHL, CIS or professional levels.

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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