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2016-17 NEHC Women's Season

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This is the 2016-17 New England Hockey Conference Women's hockey season.

Membership ChangesEdit

MembershipEdit

Team Location Arena
Castleton Spartans Castleton, Vermont Spartan Arena
Franklin Pierce Ravens Rindge, New Hampshire Jason Ritchie Ice Arena
Holy Cross Crusaders Worcester, Massachusetts Hart Center
Manhattanville Valiants Purchase, New York Playland Ice Casino
New England College Pilgrims Henniker, New Hampshire Lee Clement Arena
Nichols Bison Dudley, Massachusetts Levy Rink
Norwich Cadets Northfield, Vermont Kreitzberg Arena
Plymouth State Panthers Plymouth, New Hampshire Hanaway Rink
Saint Anselm Hawks Goffstown, New Hampshire Sullivan Arena
Salve Regina Seahawks Newport, Rhode Island St. George's School Ice Rink
Southern Maine Huskies Gorham, Maine USM Ice Arena
St. Michael's Purple Knights Colchester, Vermont C. Douglas Cairns Recreation Arena
Mass-Boston Beacons Boston, Massachusetts Beacons Ice Arena
University of New England Nor'Easters Biddeford, Maine Harold Alfond Forum

StandingsEdit

New England Hockey Conference Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
Saint Anselm Hawks 17 15 1 1 99 21 31 27 22 2 3 132 35
Norwich Cadets 17 15 2 0 89 21 30 31 23 7 1 128 48
Holy Cross Crusaders 17 14 3 0 70 25 28 27 22 5 0 100 39
Manhattanville Valiants 17 12 4 1 59 43 25 28 17 9 2 97 73
Franklin Pierce Ravens 17 12 5 0 51 28 24 27 18 7 2 101 41
Mass-Boston Beacons 17 12 5 0 38 31 24 27 19 8 0 74 50
Castleton Spartans 17 7 8 2 38 43 16 26 8 14 4 58 75
University of New England Nor'Easters 17 7 9 1 38 58 15 27 11 14 2 61 84
Salve Regina Seahawks 17 5 11 1 36 52 11 26 6 19 1 49 80
Plymouth State Panthers 17 4 12 1 34 59 9 26 8 16 2 63 79
Southern Maine Huskies 17 4 12 1 22 46 9 26 6 19 1 49 80
St. Michael's Purple Knights 17 4 13 0 33 68 8 25 4 21 0 37 93
New England College Pilgrims 17 3 14 0 26 63 6 25 5 19 1 43 86
Nichols Bison 17 1 16 0 17 92 2 25 1 23 1 20 136

NEHC Women's Open TournamentEdit

The four non-D-III teams and D-III Independent Sacred Heart Pioneers were invited to participate in a tournament sponsored by the conference.  The play-in game will be held February 22nd at the higher seeded team  The tournament semifinals and final are being hosted by Sacred Heart and the team was given a bye to the semifinals. Sacred Heart was seeded # 4 with Franklin Pierce seeded # 3; which would have normally placed Sacred Heart in the play-in game. The top seed plays the lowest seeded remaining team in the semifinals and Holy Cross plays the other remaining team in the semifinals.

Play-In GameEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

2017 NEHC Open Champions St. Anselm Hawks

2017 NEHC Open champs St. Anselm Hawks

Conference TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

  • Holy Cross is ineligible for the conference tournament as the school is Division I in all other sports
  • St. Anselm Hawks and St. Michael's Purple Knights are ineligible for the conference tournament as the school is Division II in all other sports.
  • The top 8 teams out of the remaining 11 qualify for the conference tournament.  The top seed plays the number 8 seed, number 2 plays number 7, number 3 plays number 6 and number 4 plays number 5 in the quarterfinals on February 27th.  The highest seeded semifinal winner host the semifinal and final rounds on March 4th and 5th.  The highest quarterfinal winner host the lowest seeded quarterfinals winner and the 2nd highest seeded quarterfinal winner is the "home" team against the 3rd seeded quarterfinal winner.  The semifinal winners meet on March 5th for the conference championship and the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Tournament.

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Norwich defeated Plymouth State 5-0
  • Manhattanville defeated Southern Maine 6-2
  • Mass-Boston defeated Salve Regina 3-1
  • University of New England defeated Castleton 3-2

SemifinalsEdit

  • Norwich defeated University of New England 4-2
  • Manhattanville defeated Mass-Boston 4-2

FinalEdit

  • Norwich defeated Manhattanville 5-0
2017 NEHC Women's champions Norwich Cadets

2017 NEHC Women's champions Norwich Cadets

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