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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.
  • With the conference planning on going to a Division III only membership; the St. Anselm Hawks and the St. Michael's Purple Knights are playing their last season in the conference and will be a full member of the Division II Northeast Ten conference for the 2017-18 season as that conference is expanding its scheduling to include the Post University Eagles as a partner to give its' member teams 18 conference games for the 2017-18 season.


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


Overall Records to be added upon completion of NCAA tournament

New England Hockey Conference Overall Record
Norwich Cadets 18 16 1 1 80 26 33
New England College Pilgrims 18 13 5 0 73 37 26
Babson Beavers 18 11 5 2 46 29 24
Castleton Spartans 18 9 5 4 55 43 22
Skidmore Thoroughbreds 18 9 6 3 56 45 21
Mass-Boston Beacons 18 7 9 2 60 52 16
St. Anselm Hawks 18 7 10 1 48 49 15
Southern Maine Huskies 18 5 12 1 43 56 11
St. Michael's Purple Knights 18 4 13 1 34 71 9

Post Season TournamentEdit


All seven 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.  Formal announcement of seeds and schedule February 12.


Games scheduled February 18 at higher seed


Games scheduled February 25 at higher seed


Game scheduled March 4 at higher seed

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