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This is the 2017-18 New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's hockey season.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • none, but Amherst College had announced that it was abandoning its unofficial 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 had played without a nickname for the 2016-17 academic year.  The school's teams were announced as being renamed on April 3, 2017 to the Amherst Mammoths.

MembershipEdit

Team Location Arena
Amherst Mammoths 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


StandingsEdit

New England Small College Athletic Conference Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
Trinity Bantams 18 14 3 1 56 31 29 27 19 6 2 87 48
Connecticut College Camels 18 9 5 4 52 42 22 25 10 11 4 61 70
Amherst Mammoths 18 8 5 5 49 41 21 25 11 9 5 63 60
Hamilton Continentals 18 9 6 3 44 36 21 25 15 7 3 69 42
Wesleyan Cardinals 18 8 6 4 50 41 20 26 13 8 5 77 63
Colby Mules 18 9 7 2 57 43 20 30 17 11 2 101 72
Williams Ephs 18 9 8 1 48 45 19 26 14 11 1 75 70
Tufts Jumbos 18 4 11 3 33 50 11 25 5 16 4 49 78
Bowdoin Polar Bears 18 5 13 0 40 65 10 24 8 16 0 52 77
Middlebury Panthers 18 2 13 3 15 53 7 24 4 17 3 33 75

Note: Amherst finished ahead of Hamilton by winning season series 1-0-1; Wesleyan finished ahead of Colby by winnning season series 1-0-1

Conference TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

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 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

2018 NESCAC Men's champions Colby Mules

2018 NESCAC Men's champions Colby Mules

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