August Commitments: A mix of ’23, ’24, and ’25 grads

Posted on September 21, 2023

August was a very active month for college commitments. We have begun to see a large roster of 2025 grads begin to commit to their respective schools. While there are still many quality 2024 grads that are still available and some have found a home in the month of August. And during this month we…

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July Commitments: 4 Star Team USA Goaltender and Lebanon Valley College battle for headlines

Posted on August 16, 2023

One might have thought July would be a slow month for Commits but this July was not the case. While many D3 programs are adding to their roster at this time, a few D1 programs are adding in for the future and committing players for the ‘24 and ‘25 seasons. Four star Layla Hemp headlines…

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USA Selects U18 Camp Preview

Posted on July 18, 2023

As the USA Hockey Player Development Camps for 15/16/17’s, we now begin the U18 Selects Camp to determine who will done the USA sweater and represent their country in International play. Thirteen players from the 16/27 Player Development Camp were selected to join the U18 Selects camp and will will round out four team for…

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June Commitments: Excellent 3.5 & 3 Stars Top the List

Posted on July 7, 2023

A short June list of commits does not mean these athletes are bottom of the barrel players. The few signings are solid ones with players signing early to Division 1 schools, players going the Division 3 route that may have felt as a better fit for them, and some electing to hone their skills in…

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USA Player Development Camp ‘23: PreCamp – ‘06/07 Birth Years

Posted on June 25, 2023

USA Player Development Camps begin today. This year’s 2006/07 birth year invites consists of players from all 12 USA Hockey Districts across they country. USA Hockey reserves a few roster spots at the U18’s camp later next month, for standout invites from the U16/17’s camp. Here are 14 players that have rated as 4 Star…

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Nela Lopušanová: The 14 Year Old Who Dominated the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship

Posted on January 30, 2023

By Nicole Haase Nela Lopušanová burst into collective consciousness at the 2023 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships in Östersund, Sweden in mid-January when she scored a beauty of a “Michigan” lacrosse-style goal in a quarterfinal matchup with Sweden. The goal itself would have been enough to make the international hockey community pay attention, but it…

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NE Prep Holiday Tournament Schedule 2022-23

Posted on December 6, 2022

We will continue to update this schedule as needed. Don’t see your event? – email Cushing – Edward G. Watkins Girls Invitational (Dec. 15-17) Game Time Teams Rink Thursday, December 15 12/15/2022 2:30 PM Berkshire vs New Hampton Cushing 12/15/2022 4:20 PM Cushing vs Worcester Acad. Cushing 12/15/2022 6:10 PM Deerfield vs Millbrook Cushing…

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From the Archives – Beijing 2022 – Canada vs. United States

Posted on February 7, 2022

With Neutral Zone’s expansion into women’s hockey in 2017, we began writing amateur scouting reports on female players born in 1999 or later. There are a total of 8 players on the Canada and US Olympic rosters who are young enough to have been scouted by NZ. In 2018, there was only 1 rostered player,…

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UPEI Makes The Most of Hard Situation

Posted on March 18, 2020

Last week was going to be the kickoff of a huge weekend for the University of Prince Edward Island women’s hockey team. Hosting the U Sports national championships, UPEI was at the rink last Thursday watching the first games of the tournament. Then everything changed. Hockey Canada released a statement that everything was canceled amid…

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Neutral Zone Announces New Director of Hockey Operations

Posted on October 6, 2018

Neutral would like to introduce Jackie Perez as our new Director of Hockey Operations. Perez has been with Neutral Zone for the past year as the New England Director of Scouting on the women’s site. “I am excited to continue to grow with Neutral Zone,” says Perez. “It’s a great environment filled with motivated people…

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