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This is the 2016-17 New England Hockey Conference Men's season.  This is the league's second season under this name.  The league was previously known as ECAC East

Membership ChangesEdit

  • The University of New England Nor'Easters leave the conference for the Commonwealth Coast Conference
  • The league added the Daniel Webster Eagles who were and independent team for 2015-16.  However, the school is facing the possiblity of closure as the land the school is located on is owned by an entity that has filed for bankruptcy protection and the land may end up being sold to Southern New Hampshire University.  The school would end up not joining the conference as the school was being absorbed by Southern New Hampshire University.

MembershipEdit

Team Location Arena
Babson Beavers Wellesley, Massachusetts Babson Skating Center
Castleton State Spartans Castleton, Vermont Spartan Arena
New England Pilgrims Henniker, New Hampshire Lee Clement Arena
Norwich Cadets Northfield, Vermont Kreitzberg Arena
Skidmore Thoroughbreds Saratoga Springs, New York Saratoga Springs Ice Rink
St. Anselm Hawks Goffstown, New Hampshire Sullivan Arena
St. Michael's Purple Knights Colchester, Vermont C. Douglas Cairns Recreation Arena
Southern Maine Huskies Gorham, Maine USM Ice Arena
Mass-Boston Beacons Boston, Massachusetts Beacons Ice Arena

StandingsEdit

To be added upon completion of the regular season


Post Season TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

All eight of the Division III teams qualify for the tournament. St. Anselm and St. Michael's participate in the Northeast-10 conference tournament as they are members of that conference in all other sports. Tournament is single elimination.  Tournament winner earns the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.  All games are played at the higher seeds arena.

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