Essex ties Colchester, 2-2 (Feb. 1, 2023)

Posted on February 3, 2023

Burlington VT – A large crowd of hockey fans, including lots of students from each high school, were treated to a great Vermont D1 matchup at Leddy Rink in Burlington tonight. Neutral zone was on hand to watch this exciting game that couldn’t be decided even with a 5 minute overtime period.  In the first…

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Harwood tops Northfield, 7-2 (Jan. 28, 2023)

Posted on January 29, 2023

Waterbury, VT – Neutral zone was at the Ice Center in Waterbury, VT to watch the Harwood Union Highlanders faceoff against the Northfield Marauders for an early Saturday evening game. A crowd of about 200 people were entertained by a game that featured a little bit of everything from shorthanded goals to spectacular saves on…

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Cougars shutout U-32, 4-0 (Jan. 28, 2023)

Posted on January 29, 2023

Essex, VT – Neutral Zone was in attendance for a showdown between the top seeds of Division 2. The Mount Mansfield Union Cougars (1 seed) was the home team against a red hot U-32 Raiders (2 seed) squad. In this one, it would be the Cougars who would take advantage of most of their scoring…

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U-32 def. Hartford, 2-1 (Jan. 21, 2023)

Posted on January 23, 2023

Montpelier, VT – Neutral Zone and about 350 fans were treated to an excellent clash between D-2 powerhouses: Hartford and U-32. Both teams came into this one undefeated in D-2 play and it was hyped to be an even match-up. U-32 coach Shane Locke said it was sure to be a “Barn Burner”, and that…

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Vermont HS Power Rankings (Jan. 23, 2023)

Posted on January 23, 2023

Vermont is showing that there are many teams that can make some noise in the playoffs this year. There is parity among the top teams in both divisions and we will find out more with some key match ups on the way. 1. Essex Hornets (7-1-0) Essex had a heartbreaking loss to South Burlington in…

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Middlebury def. Woodstock, 5-0 (Jan. 18, 2023)

Posted on January 20, 2023

Midddlebury, VT – Neutral Zone and a good crowd was on hand to see the Middlebury Tigers skate past the Woodstock Wasps by a score of 5-0. Middlebury put pressure on Woodstock early in the first period but was unable to get the puck past freshman goalie #1 Dominic Palazzo.  Woodstock settled into the game…

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Vermont HS Boys: 100 Notables (Mid-Season)

Posted on January 19, 2023

Today marks the middle of the regular season. Neutral Zone scouts have been tracking players from all over the state and have composed a list of notable prospects from around the teams we have seen. Once the State Championships have been decided, we will release our Top 50 Rankings for Vermont High School players. For…

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Vermont HS Power Rankings (Jan. 16, 2023)

Posted on January 16, 2023

We have seen all but five teams this year (Stowe, Harwood, Northfield, Woodstock, Milton). We will be seeing those teams very soon. This last week saw thrilling games with plenty of action. Most of these contests are very tight among the top teams. This week sees some movement among the teams with some creeping up…

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Colchester vs. Rice ends 3-3 (Jan. 14, 2023)

Posted on January 16, 2023

Burlington, VT – Neutral Zone was in attendance for the Colchester Lakers vs. Rice Memorial Green Knights game at Leddy Arena on Saturday night. The teams had a back and forth, evenly matched game that ended up in a 3-3 tie. This was the third consecutive game that went to OT where NZ President and…

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Rutland wins in OT, 3-2 over Burr & Burton (Jan. 11th, 2023)

Posted on January 13, 2023

Rutland, VT – We caught another Rutland thriller as they faced off against Burr & Burton at Spartan Arena. In the end, the Raiders came out on top with a sharp angle goal from junior Cameron Rider #23. Rutland improved to 6-3-0 on the season while the Bulldogs dropped to 3-5-0 but remains 13th in…

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