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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  operated by ITT Technical Institution, 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.

MembershipEdit

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

StandingsEdit

New England Hockey Conference Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
Norwich Cadets 18 16 1 1 80 26 33 31 27 1 3 134 54
New England College Pilgrims 18 13 5 0 73 37 26 27 19 8 0 103 56
Babson Beavers 18 11 5 2 46 29 24 27 15 9 3 71 54
Castleton Spartans 18 9 5 4 55 43 22 27 11 10 6 76 70
Skidmore Thoroughbreds 18 9 6 3 56 45 21 26 10 12 4 68 78
Mass-Boston Beacons 18 7 9 2 60 52 16 26 12 11 3 98 72
St. Anselm Hawks 18 7 10 1 48 49 15 26 12 12 2 78 66
Southern Maine Huskies 18 5 12 1 43 56 11 26 9 15 2 59 71
St. Michael's Purple Knights 18 4 13 1 34 71 9 27 9 16 2 62 96

Post Season TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

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.

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

2017 NEHC Men's champs Norwich Cadets

2017 NEHC Men's champs Norwich Cadets

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