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Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA Division III Conference
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Founded: 1971 (ice hockey: 2009)
Number of teams: 7
Commissioner: Angela Baumann
Defending champions (men): Plymouth State Panthers
Website: http://www.mascac.com

Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) is a league in NCAA Men's Division III.  The conference was established in 1971.  Men's ice hockey was sponsored from 1971-72 through 2002-03 seasons and then was reestablished starting with the 2008-09 season.

Membership/Location/ArenasEdit

Team Location Arena
Fitchburg State Falcons Fitchburg, MA Wallace Civic Center
Framingham State Rams Framingham, MA Loring Arena
Mass-Dartmouth Corsairs Dartmouth, MA Hetland Arena
Plymouth State Panthers Plymouth, NH Hanaway Rink
Salem State Vikings Salem, MA Rockett Arena
Westfield State Owls Westfield, MA Amelia Park Ice Arena
Worcester State Lancers Worcester, MA Hart Recreation Center (Holy Cross)


Of all the conference schools only Plymouth State offers women's ice hockey.  The women's team plays in ECAC East. Plymouth State is located in New Hampshire and they are an affiliated (for hockey only) member of the conference along with U-Mass Dartmouth both joining the conference jor the 2008-09 men's ice hockey season.

Mass Maritime was added to the conference in September of 1974.

Lowell State College was a member until July of 1975 when the school merged with Lowell Tech and the schools were collectively renamed the University of Lowell and later  UMass-Lowell, this school is now a member of NCAA Division I Hockey East.

Boston State College was a member until 1982 when the school was merged in to UMass-Boston.  The school now plays in the former ECAC East, which is now known as the New England Hockey Conference.

In 1997, North Adams State was renamed Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.  The athletic teams changed their nickname from Mohawks to Trailblazers in 2002.  The school was concerned about the use (and public backlash of a Native American name for its' team.  The name was considered an honor by the Mohawk Nation.  The Trailblazers name was chosen since there are several notable trails including the Mohawk Trail (a trading route that was used to linked the pre-Colonial populations of of New England and upstate New York Other trails such as the African-American Heritage Trail, Appalachian Trail, Long Trail, Molly Stark Trail, Taconic Trail and the Mount Greylock trail system.[1]

Prior to the 2009-10 season, all these teams were in the ECAC Northeast (except Salem State, which was in the ECAC East). In 2008, Westfield State restarted their program after 30 years, which brought the number of MASCAC teams playing men's hockey to 7, enough for an automatic bid. As such, MASCAC began sponsoring hockey in 2009 and these seven teams left their old conferences.

On August 26, 2014 it was announced that Western Connecticut State University Panthers will join the conference as an affiliated member for men's ice hockey starting with the 2015-16 season.

Three MASCAC members do not presently participate in varsity level men's hockey; they are Bridgewater StateMassachusetts College of Liberal Arts (based in North Adams) and Mass Maritme Academy (based in Buzzard's Bay).  Bridgewater State and MMA have a men's club hockey team and MCLA had sponsored a varsity team until 2003.

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