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The Northeast Ten Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.

Only Men's ice hockey is sponsored in the conference, which started for the 2003-04 season.  The league members were all members of the ECAC Northeast and ECAC East through the 2008-09 season and appear to have had their own playoffs.  As the conference is Division II (NCAA) they do not participate in the NCAA Division III Men's Hockey ChampionshipSt. Anselm Hawks and St. Michael's Purple Knights play in NCAA Division III level New England Hockey Conference (formerly ECAC East) and are ineligible for their post season tournament or the national tournament as they play in Division II in all other sports.  They members of the NEHC (St. Anselm and St. Michael's) also participate in the NE10 conference tournament at the end of the season.

On January 9, 2017 the conference announced that the conference was expanding its' regular season schedule to 18 games with the addition of the Post University Eagles to the conference as a scheduling partner to give each of the 6 full members of the league 18 regular season games (3 against each league opponent) at the Division II level, Post University will not participate the conference tournaement. The release also stated that eligibility guidelines for junior hockey players was corrected by the NCAA to make it in line with D-I and D-III guidelines which were less strict than D-II. No mention was made of the change in status of the teams that play in D-III leagues but apparently they are becoming full members of the conference for hockey starting with the 2017-18 season.

TeamsEdit

Team Location Arena
Assumption Greyhounds Worcester, Massachusetts Buffone Arena
Franklin Pierce Ravens Rindge, New Hampshire Jason Ritchie Ice Arena
Southern New Hampshire Penmen Manchester, New Hampshire Ice Den Arena
St. Anselm Hawks Goffstown, New Hampshire Sullivan Arena
St. Michael's Purple Knights Colchester, Vermont C. Douglas Cairns Recreation Arena
Stonehill Skyhawks Easton, Massachusetts Foxboro Sports Center

Conference Members that play Men's hockey in other ConferencesEdit

Five members play in other conferences for men's ice hockey:

Conference Members that play Women's hockey in other ConferencesEdit

Four conference members sponsor women's varsity ice hockey and as the league does not sponsor the sport for women they play in other leagues:

League SeasonsEdit

The league started to sponsor its own playoffs in 2004 (while some of its members played in other conferences in the regular season. (For 2003-04 to 2008-09 seasons see ECAC Northeast and ECAC East pages for those seasons, as members played in those conferences and the NE-10 Conference held playoffs). 

From 2000 or earlier until the NE-10 conference started sponsoring  men's ice hockey for the 2004-05 season; the ECAC held a Division II playoff involving the D-II members of ECAC East and ECAC Northeast

The league schedule consisted of playing 1 time against each member season from 2003-04 to 2008-09- Since 2009-10 (when St. Anselm Hawks and St. Michael's Purple Knights stop playing regular season conference games) the four teams playing the regular season met each other 3 times for a total of 9 conference games for each team.

Regular Season ChampionsEdit

Conference Tournament ChampionsEdit

Pre-Conference Era (ECAC Division II)Edit

Northeast-10 Conference Tournament ChampionsEdit

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