CCM 68: All Skaters Evaluated

Posted on August 31, 2021

Neutral Zone had two scouts in attendance at the girls CCM 68 Invite run by 200×85. We watched all three games and some practices and wrote evaluations on every skater at the event. Goalies will have to wait. These players are carefully chosen by the Staff at 200×85 and the talent level and play was…

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CCM 68 Standouts on Day One

Posted on August 14, 2021

Below is a list of 20 young women we felt stood out yesterday during the two games of Day One of the CCM Invite in Chicago, IL. It is not necessarily the 20 best, but players who caught our eyes for various reasons. We had two scouts in the rink for the entirety of the…

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We are hiring!

Posted on June 5, 2021

Neutral Zone is seeking motivated applicants for Head and Regional scouting positions in New England and Michigan. Scouts would be expected to attend league games as well as tournament and showcase events to report on female players in their region. Applicants should possess a strong understanding of the female youth hockey landscape, with playing and…

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NZ Launches Fall Hockey League in New England

Posted on March 23, 2021

After the successful launch of the Pandemic Hockey League this spring Neutral Zone has decided to expand it’s offering to the fall season for both boys and girls hockey in New England. “We have received so much interest from coaches, scouts, players and parents about doing something like the ‘PHL’ during the fall season,” said…

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MNHS Rankings February 2021: Class of 2024 and 2025

Posted on March 23, 2021

With the start of the New Year, NZ scouts were able to get back in the rinks to scout the Minnesota High School League. Some games were scouted virtually, but our scouts were also traveling all over the state to watch games in person in order to compile these Graduation Class rankings. The following is…

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Opportunity. Fear. Success. The NZ Women’s Story

Posted on March 13, 2021

As a 21-year-old, just finishing college, and not ready to give up hockey, when I was offered the position of Director of Women’s Hockey at Neutral Zone, my answer leaned toward “are you sure?” vs. “yes!” Of course I wanted the job, and I could hear the voice of every business professor I ever had…

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PIP Buckeye Girls Fest Showcase: U14

Posted on February 1, 2021

From January 15th-17th, Neutral Zone was scouting the PIP Buckeyes Girls Fest Showcase via LiveBarn. The showcase was held at the OhioHealth Chiller in Columbus, OH and featured U14, U16, and U19 Divisions. Neutral Zone will be publishing reports on all 3 Divisions. The stream from Rink 2 proved too difficult to see numbers as…

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CCM Dallas: U19

Posted on January 28, 2021

Neutral Zone streamed the U19 Division of the CCM Windy City Tournament held in Dallas, TX. The tournament hosted 6-U19 teams including Mejier, Milwaukee Jr. Admirals, Team Illinois, St. Louis Lady Blues, Dallas Stars, and Madison Capitols. Below is a report of the top performers from the event. Players are in no particular order beneath…

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Top 40+ Uncommitted Prospects: New England Prep

Posted on January 8, 2021

In the midst of this pandemic with so many games and rinks being shut down, Neutral Zone is taking a look back at the 2019-2020 season to bring you the top uncommitted players from last season. The college recruiting process is a tough one, with a large talent pool, and few roster spots. Everyone is…

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Emma Conner to join Gophers next season

Posted on November 6, 2020

Emma Conner (Edina High School, F, 2021) to University of Minnesota. In late October, Neutral Zone learned of Conner’s commitment to the University of Minnesota. Conner was originally committed to Penn State but made the switch to the Gophers after promising junior season at Edina HS, a powerhouse program in Minnesota. Conner is an exceptional…

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