Previewing the 2020 Super 8

Posted on February 21, 2020

Well here we are, the regular season is all wrapped up as of February 20 and on Thursday night in Franklin at MIAA headquarters the Super 8 picks were made (see our live video here) – the 30th field selected in the state’s history. By means of a quick recap for those who are new:…

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Brookline takes down Plymouth South 7-2

Posted on February 20, 2020

Boston, MA – Wednesday was hockey night at Walter Brown Arena as the Warriors of Brookline HS took on the Panthers of Plymouth South in the Travis Roy Foundation Jr Beanpot charity game. This game proved to be rather one-sided as Brookline handled the Panthers 7-2 behind a two-goal effort from sophomore forward Grayson Badger…

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Norwood holds on to beat Westwood 1-0

Posted on February 16, 2020

Canton, MA – Neutral Zone made the trip to the Canton Ice House on Saturday to watch the Hockey Fights Cancer game between Westwood and Norwood. There were three games on the day (Norwood/Westwood, Blue Hills/Bellingham, and Xaverian/Framingham) and each was played in honor of Maria “Reo” Todesca and the American Cancer Society. The event…

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Tewksbury clips Lowell 5-4 in OT

Posted on February 13, 2020

Tewksbury, MA – it was an action-packed thriller at Breakaway Ice Center in Tewksbury, as the visiting Lowell Red Raiders took on the Tewksbury Redmen. The Redmen and Red Raiders’ rivalry goes back decades as both teams looked to gain momentum going into their respective final stretches of the regular season, in this Merrimack Valley…

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#7 Pope Francis shuts out #8 Austin Prep 2-0

Posted on February 12, 2020

Tewksbury, MA – We traveled to Breakaway Ice Center in Tewksbury to watch the 7th-ranked Pope Francis Cardinals battle against 8th-ranked Austin Prep Cougars.  The first period of the game was a tightly checked, high-speed period that left little space on the ice for clean plays to be made.  While both teams were pushing the…

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Lincoln-Sudbury Hands Canton its First Loss 6-4

Posted on February 12, 2020

Canton, MA – Neutral Zone was in attendance at the Canton Ice House to catch the 15-0-2 Canton Bulldogs host the Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors. LS jumped out to a 4-1 lead and survived a major penalty in the third period to skate to a 6-4 victory and hand Canton its first loss of the season. LS…

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#5 Red Devils Burn Barnstable

Posted on February 12, 2020

Burlington, MA-The Barnstable Red Raiders made the long ride up north to play the Red Devils of Burlington tonight at 5:00. Burlington’s big junior goalie Joe Trabucco got the win for the Red Devils stopping 28 shots as they took the contest 4-1. Barnstable outshot Burlington 29-23. The first period was a bit sloppy and…

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#1 Arlington Blanks #9 Hingham 3-0

Posted on February 9, 2020

Waltham, MA: Neutral’s Zone new #1 seed wasted no time proving they belong with a dominant performance over #9 Hingham, 3-0 at beautiful Bentley Arena today.  For the fifth year, the Harbormen and Spy Ponders have met to honor and celebrate the life of former Arlington student and hockey player Catherine Malatesta. Malatesta lost her…

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Division 1 Mass HS Poll #4

Posted on February 9, 2020

February 9 – Today marks our fourth in-season poll and now we are getting perilously close to the end of the season. The end of year tournaments are roughly a week away and the Selection Meeting is looming in 11 days down in Franklin at MIAA HQ. As all Mass HS fans know, this has…

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2020 MassNZ Mr. Hockey Watch List

Posted on February 7, 2020

Now that the calendar has turned to February, the State Tournament is not far away, and that means it’s time to start talking about what was a big hit last year: the @MassNZ Mr. Hockey Award for 2020. As you will likely recall from last year, our first award winner was a consensus selection amongst…

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