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2016-17 NESCAC Men's Season

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This is the 2016-17 New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's hockey season.

Membership ChangesEdit

none, but Amherst College had announced that it was abandoning its nickname the "Lord Jeffs".  The nickname had become a source of division within the campus community as Lord Jefferson Amherst was a British general who openly supported giving the Native American poplulation blankets infested with smallpox during the French and Indian War. The school's teams are presently playing without a nickname.


Team Location Arena
Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts Orr Rink
Bowdoin Polar Bears Brunswick, Maine Sidney J. Watson Arena
Colby Mules Waterville, Maine Alfond Rink
Connecticut College Camels New London, Connecticut Dayton Arena
Hamilton Continentals Clinton, New York Russell Sage Rink
Middlebury Panthers Middlebury, Vermont Chip Kenyon '85 Arena
Trinity Bantams Hartford, Connecticut Koeppel Community Sports Center
Tufts Jumbos Medford, Massachusetts Malden Valley Forum
Wesleyan Cardinals Middletown, Connecticut Spurrier-Snyder Rink
Williams Ephs Williamstown, Massachusetts Lansing Chapman Rink


Complete records be added upon completion of the NCAA tournament

New England Small College Athletic Conference Overall Record
Hamilton Continentals 18 11 3 4 50 28 26
Colby Mules 18 11 4 3 47 36 25
Trinity Bantams 18 11 5 2 65 35 24
Williams Ephs 18 10 5 3 57 49 23
Amherst College 18 9 6 3 44 38 21
Tufts Jumbos 18 9 8 1 43 44 19
Wesleyan Cardinals 18 7 7 4 46 49 18
Bowdoin Polar Bears 18 5 12 1 50 65 11
Connecticut College Camels 18 2 13 3 32 56 7
Middlebury Panthers 18 3 15 0 32 66 6

Conference TournamentEdit


The tournament is single elimination format.  The top 8 teams qualify for the tournament. The quarterfinal round matches up 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5. The teams are re-seeded for the semifinals with the top seed playing the bottom seed and the other two teams pairing off.  The semifinal winners meet for the conference championship and the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.




2017 NESCAC Men's champs Trinity Bantams

2017 NESCAC Men's champs Trinity Bantams

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