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2016-17 NEHC Men's Season

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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 closing as the land the school was owned and was  opaerated by ITT Technical Instituteon, an entity that has filed for bankruptcy protection and the land was sold at auction 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.


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


To be added upon completion of the regular season

Post Season TournamentEdit


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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