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The Middlebury Panthers are a Men's Division III, and Women's Division III team in the NESCAC conference.  The men's team previously played in the ECAC East conference and its predecessor leagues until the NESCAC was founded in 1999.

The teams play out of the Chip Kenyon '85 Arena located on the school's campus in Middlebury, Vermont.

Men's programEdit

The men's program dates back to the 1922-23 season.  As the program evolved the school won six consecutive Vermont State Championships from 1927 to 1932.  The team disbanded for three seasons during World War II (1943-1946).  The team won four more consecutive state championships from 1948 to 1951.  The team won ECAC championships in 1979 and 1991 and NESCAC championships in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2010.  The team won NCAA championships in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, and 2006.

Men's Year by Year RecordEdit

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
ECAC Overall Record
1954-55
1955-56
1955-57
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
ECAC Division II Overall Record
1964-65
1965-67
1965-67
1967-68
1968-69
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74
1974-75
1975-76
1976-77
1977-78
1978-79
1979-80
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85
ECAC East Overall Record
1985-86
1986-87
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
New England Small College Athletic Conference Overall Record
1999-00 17 14 2 1 82 35 29 1st of 9 118 61
2000-01 17 16 1 0 85 20
2001-02 19 18 0 1 104 24 37 1st of 10 29 26 2 1 144 43
2002-03 19 16 1 2 99 33
2003-04 18 15 3 0 94 33
004-05 19 13 4 2 80 39
2005-06 19 16 2 1 90 29
2006-07 19 11 6 2 64 46
2007-08 19 12 5 2 68 47
2008-09 19 14 4 1 91 47
2009-10 19 12 3 4 74 47
2010-11 19 9 5 5 65 48
2011-12 18 11 6 1 53 38
2012-13 18 11 5 2 70 53
2013-14 18 9 7 2 58 46
2014-15 18 7 8 3 40 46 17 7th of 10 25 10 12 3 54 63
2015-16 18 6 5 7 46 41 19 5th of 10 26 8 11 7 64 65
2016-17 18 3 15 0 32 66 6 10th of 10 Did not qualify 24 3 19 2 44 86

Women's programEdit

The women's program dates back to the 1981-82 season. 


The team won:

  • ECAC championships in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • NESCAC championships in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016
  • the only two AWCHA championships in 2000 and 2001
  • NCAA championships in 2004, 2005, and 2006. 

As of the 2015 tournament the team has appeared in every NCAA Division III Women's Tournament from its first edition in 2002. The team reached the frozen four in 2009 and 2012; and played in the 2007 and 2013 national championship games.

Women's Year by Year RecordEdit

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
Unknown Conference Overall Record
1981-82 15 7 8 0
1982-83 14 7 6 1
1983-84 15 10 5 0
1984-85 15 8 7 0
1985-86 15 10 5 0
1986-87 14 6 6 2
1987-88 14 11 3 0
1988-89 15 10 5 0
1989-90 17 12 4 1
1990-91 16 10 6 0
1991-92 18 11 6 1
1992-93 18 11 7 0
1993-94 24 15 9 0
1994-95 23 11 12 0
1995-96 25 19 6 0
1996-97 25 19 6 0
1997-98 16 16 0 0 111 14 32 1st of 4 West N/A 24 20 4 0 135 34
1998-99 18 18 0 0 107 11 36 1st of 4 North N/A 23 22 1 0 131 21
1999-00 17 17 0 0 115 6 34 1st of 18 W, QF 5-0 (RIT) W, SF 6-0 (RPI) W, F 5-1 (Colgate) 26 24 2 0 155 19
2000-01 20 19 0 1 101 14 39 1st of 19 W, QF 8-1 (Sacred Heart) W, SF 3-1 (Colgate) W, F 3-0 (Wiliams) 25 23 1 1 129 19
New England Small College Athletic Conference Overall Record
2001-02 16 16 0 0 80 10 32 1st of 9 L, SF 2-1 (Williams) 23 19 3 1 101 22
2002-03 16 12 0 4 83 20 28 2nd of 9 W, QF 7-0 (Amherst) W, SF 3-2 Williams W, F 4-0 (Bowdoin) 26 19 3 4 127 32
2003-04 16 15 1 0 98 14 30 T-1st of 9 W, QF 6-0 (Connecticut College) W, SF 5-1 (Williams) L, F 4-1 (Bowdoin) 28 24 4 0 130 36
2004-05 16 14 1 1 87 17 29 2nd of 9 W, QF 6-0 (Trinity) W, SF 4-1 (Williams) W, F 5-1 (Bowdoin) 29 26 3 1 143 44
2005-06 16 15 1 0 81 18 30 1st of 9 W, SF 3-1 (Colby) W, F 8-2 (Bowdoin) 29 27 2 0 127 39
2006-07 16 14 0 2 70 20 30 1st of 9 W, SF 7-2 (Hamilton) L, F 2-1 (3ot) (Amherst) 29 23 4 2 116 41
2007-08 16 13 0 3 70 14 29 1st of 9 L, SF 2-1 ot (Colby) 26 19 4 3 106 31
2008-09 16 12 2 2 70 27 26 2nd of 9 W, QF 3-1 (Williams) W, SF 4-2 (Colby) W, F 4-3 ot (Amherst) 28 20 4 4 110 55
2009-10 16 11 4 1 60 23 23 3rd of 9 W, QF 8-1 (Hamilton) L, 3-1 (4ot) (Trinity) 26 16 7 3 100 39
2010-11 16 14 1 1 62 11 29 1st of 9 W, QF 3-1 (Williams) W, SF 4-2 (Colby) W, F 4-3 ot (Amherst) 29 23 5 1 100 33
2011-12 16 14 2 0 64 19 28 1st of 9 W, QF 5-1 (Colby) W, SF 4-1 (Trinity) W, F 1-0 ot (Amherst) 28 21 4 3 102 41
2012-13 16 12 2 2 56 24 26 1st of 9 W, QF 6-0 (Colby W, SF 4-1 (Connecticut College) L, F 2-1 (Bowdoin) 30 20 8 2 95 50
2013-14 16 12 0 4 50 20 28 1st of 9 L, QF 2-1 ot (Connecticut College) 25 17 4 4 81 43
2014-15 16 13 1 2 58 21 28 1st of 9 W, QF 3-2 (4ot) (Hamilton) Q, SF 4-2 (Bowdoin) L, F 2-1 ot (Trinity) 28 20 5 3 94 48
2015-16 16 13 0 3 29 46 15 1st of 9 W, QF 4-3 (Colby) W, SF 3-1 (Trinity) W, F 5-4 ot (Amherst) 30 21 6 3 83 47
2016-17 16 11 4 1 42 21 23 1st of 9 W, QF 4-1 (Wesleyan) W, SF 4-1 (Bowdoin W, F 4-1 (Amherst) 28 19 7 2 80 42

AWCHA TournamentEdit

  • 1999 W, F 2 games to none (5-1, 8-1) (Augsburg)
  • 2000 W, SF 3-1 (St. Mary's) W, F 6-0 (Augustus Adolphus)

NCAA TournamentEdit

  • 2017 L, QF 5-4 (2ot) (Norwich)

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