Game Recaps

Mt. Mansfield tops Stowe, 5-2 (Feb. 11, 2023)

Posted on February 13, 2023

Essex, VT – Neutral Zone Vermont was in the Essex rink tonight to watch D2 rivals MMU and Stowe faceoff. This game followed the D1 match of Essex and Rice, which was a barn burner seeing Rice blank Essex 3-0. This MMU/Stowe matchup was also exciting and featured lots of physical play, plenty of penalties…

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DeFelice hits 100 point mark, Hartford wins 8-2 (Feb. 8, 2023)

Posted on February 9, 2023

Hartford, VT – Neutral Zone was at the Barwood Arena in White River Junction on Feb. 8th for the Missisquoi Valley at Hartford matchup. The highlight of the evening was Hartford’s senior forward Ozzy DeFelice (#16) scoring his 100th point as a Hurricane. This milestone is quite an accomplishment for any high school hockey player…

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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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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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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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BFA-St. Albans outlasts Rice Memorial, 1-0 (Jan. 11th, 2023)

Posted on January 12, 2023

The 7th ranked BFA-St. Albans Bobwhites traveled to Cairns Arena to face off against the 4th ranked Rice Memorial Green Knights. This one would end up being close as expected with BFA playing a disciplined game where they consistently gained the red and got the puck deep. Rice had extensive possession in the second and…

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