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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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Gary Roberts Training Has A Special Offer For Neutral Zone Readers

Posted on May 26, 2020

Over the coming weeks Neutral Zone readers will gain valuable training insights from one of hockey’s premier athlete development coaches and former NHL player – Gary Roberts. Roberts will contribute more information to Neutral Zone readers. Click here to access Gary’s at-home training programs delivered on the Gary Roberts training app. Neutral Zone readers earn 10% discount…

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Toronto Aeros Holiday Classic: Bantam

Posted on March 25, 2020

Neutral Zone rang in the New Year by spending the weekend of January 3rd to 5th at Canlan Ice Sports – York to scout the Toronto Aeros Holiday Classic. The event provided an opportunity for Bantam, Midget, and Junior teams from Canada and the United States to get back on the ice after the holiday…

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