Inside NZ

What Scouts Look For: Player Edition

Posted on March 8, 2024

The Neutral Zone staff take incredible pride in our work and we love what we do. Throughout the course of the season, we often get asked by players, parents, and regular hockey fans alike, “What do you look for in a player?”  It is a fair question, but honestly, it is hard to pinpoint anything…

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Heath Gordon Named Neutral Zone Director of U.S. Women’s Scouting

Posted on September 10, 2020

Neutral Zone has named Heath Gordon as its new Director of Women’s U.S. Scouting. Gordon has extensive experience as both a player and a coach that he will bring to the staff at Neutral Zone, most recently as an assistant coach with the Boston Pride in the NWHL. “I am very excited to be joining…

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Q&A with Tim Manastersky, Head Ontario Scout

Posted on March 21, 2017

After Jess Cameron was hired as the Director of Women’s Hockey in May of 2016, she began her international search for qualified scouts to build the women’s scouting team. Of the eight-member scouting team, Tim Manastersky was hired as Neutral Zone’s Head Ontario scout, in charge of staffing, coordination, and reporting for the entire region….

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Inside NZ: Roxy Stang

Posted on March 5, 2017

  The inside Neutral Zone series provides a behind the scenes look at who our scouts are, and why they were selected to join the NZ scouting team. Below, we take a look into the hockey story of Roxy Stang, a former standout on the ice and behind the bench. Roxy has always hoped to…

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