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CCC 2016-17 mens hockey logo

Commonwealth Coast Conference inaugural season logo with member team logos

This is the 2016-17 Commonwealth Coast Conference season. This is the conference's first season under this name.  All but one member (University of New England Nor'Easters) were members of ECAC Northeast for the 2015-16 season. The Nor'Easters were members of ECAC East. The CCC is the all sport home for all but  Becker, Johnson and Wales, and Suffolk who are associate members of the conference for men's ice hockey.  All three of these schools joined from the ECAC Northeast. The previous name of ECAC Northeast was done under an affilation deal with the ECAC and was ended with the formation of this conference.  The league had dated back in one form or another dating back to the 1971-72 season.

Around the same time as the CCC announced its' formation the ECAC East conference (men's and women's) announced it would secede from the ECAC and form their own conference which will be known as the New England Hockey Conference.  Due to membership remaining consistent during the process it is expected that both conferences will retain automatic NCAA tournament qualifier spots.  Traditionally, new conferences are subject for up to a two-year waiting period for automatic qualification and would have to compete for Pool B bids in the interim.  No official word has been announced on the status of an automatic bid by the NCAA.

Membership changesEdit

See above

MembershipEdit

Team Location Arena
Becker Hawks Worcester, Massachusetts New England Sports Center
Curry Colonels Milton, Massachusetts Max Ulin Memorial Rink
Endicott Gulls Beverly, Massachusetts Raymond J Bourque Arena
Johnson and Wales Wildcats Providence, Rhode Island Dennis M. Lynch Arena
Nichols Bison Dudley, MA Levy Rink
Salve Regina Seahawks Newport, Rhode Island Portsmouth Abbey Ice Rink
Suffolk Rams Boston, Massachusetts Steriti Memorial Rink, O'Neill Rink
University of New England Nor'Easters Biddeford, Maine Harold Alfond Forum
Wentworth Leopards Boston, Massachusetts Walter Brown Arena, Allied Veterans Rink
Western New England Golden Bears Springfield, Massachusetts Olympia Ice Center

StandingsEdit

Complete records be added upon completion of the NCAA tournament

Commonwealth Coast Conference Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
Endicott Gulls 18 14 3 1 91 34 26
Nichols Bison 18 11 3 4 62 38 26
Salve Regina Seahawks 18 11 4 3 67 46 25
Curry Colonels 18 11 5 2 70 60 24
University of New England Nor'Easters 18 9 7 2 88 57 20
Johnson and Wales Wildcats 18 6 9 3 54 54 15
Becker Hawks 18 5 12 1 40 84 11
Western New England Golden Bears 18 5 12 1 43 77 11
Suffolk Rams 18 4 11 3 35 72 11
Wentworth Leopards 18 3 13 2 30 58 8

Conference TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

The top eight teams qualify for the single elimination tournament.  The games are held at the higher seeded teams' arenas.

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

  • Highest remaining seed vs lowest remaining seed
  • second highest remaining seed vs third highest remaining seed

FinalEdit

  • Semifinal winners

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