Feature Stories

Neutral Zone’s 40 for 4

Posted on May 17, 2020

This is 40 for 4. The following are a list of 40 of the top girls’ high school hockey players throughout the State of Minnesota in the four years since Neutral Zone’s existence. This was not an easy list to narrow down, and there were a number of girls on the bubble that unfortunately aren’t…

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NAPS Tournament

Posted on July 20, 2018

Neutral Zone covered the NAPS tournament, which was held the weekend of June 22nd through June 24th in Rochester, NY. Neutral Zone focused on the 2004 age group. Most of the games were played at the Bill Grays Regional Iceplex, with the exception of a few games that were played at Thomas Creek Ice Arena….

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NAPS Selects Showcase

Posted on July 20, 2018

Neutral Zone covered the Selects Showcase the weekend of June 23rd through June 26th that took place in Rochester, NY.  All of the games were played at the Bill Grays Regional Iceplex. The games consisted of two 25 minute running time periods. There were 10 teams in the tournament with girls between the birth years of 2001…

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Jamie Hagerman Phinney’s Path Through Two ACL Tears, USA Hockey and Administration

Posted on June 15, 2018

by Jashvina Shah After earning a bronze medal with USA hockey at the 2006 Olympics, Jamie Hagerman Phinney was sitting in her doctor’s office. Cross-training in the offseason caused an old pain her knee to resurface, and she didn’t know why. Her doctor did an MRI on her knee. But he couldn’t find her ACL….

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Stoney Creek Bantam Showcase 2017

Posted on October 21, 2017

From September 20th-22nd, Neutral Zone was in Hamilton, Ontario, for the Stoney Creek Bantam Showcase, which was the final of three tournaments. The previous two weekends featured the Midget and University levels, while the Bantam showcase featured Bantam AA and U14 level teams from across North America. The games were played on three pads at…

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Stoney Creek University Showcase 2017

Posted on October 12, 2017

From September 15-17th, Neutral Zone was in Hamilton, ON for the Stoney Creek University Showcase. The showcase was the second of three, it followed the Midget AA Showcase. The weekend after the University Showcase featured the Bantam AA’s. There were 64 teams present, who compete at the Junior/ U19 level. Games were played on all…

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NAHA Labor Day Tournament 2017: U19 Division

Posted on September 21, 2017

Neutral Zone attended the NAHA Labor Day Tournament from September 1st-3rd. The tournament kicked off the 2017/2018 hockey season and provided an early look at the newly formed teams. The NZ scouts were at Leddy Park, UVM, and Cairns Arena throughout the weekend to cover both the U16 and U19 Divisions. The following is a…

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NAHA Labor Day Tournament 2017: U16 Division

Posted on September 18, 2017

Neutral Zone attended the NAHA Labor Day Tournament from September 1st-3rd. The tournament kicked off the 2017/2018 hockey season and provided an early look at the newly formed teams. The NZ scouts were at Leddy Park, UVM, and Cairns Arena throughout the weekend to cover both the U16 and U19 Divisions. The following is a…

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National Player Rankings: Class of 2019

Posted on August 29, 2017

Neutral Zone is pleased to announce our 2019 Class National Rankings. We released our first round of rankings at the mid-way point of last season, but after the conclusion of the season our scouts made changes and additions. We have ranked 70 players from throughout the US and Canada. The ranked players range from locations…

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East Coast Wizards U16 & U19 Tournament

Posted on August 22, 2017

Over the weekend of July 28th to the 30th Neutral Zone was in Bedford, MA, as the East Coast Wizards played host to numerous teams from various locations for the annual Summer Showcase Tournament. Neutral Zone covered the U16 and U19 divisions of this event. The tournament kicked off Friday afternoon with both age groups…

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