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

Membership Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 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 were playing without a nickname for the 2016-17 season.  The new nickname was announced April 3, 2017 and it is the Amherst Mammoths.

Membership[edit | edit source]

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
Wesleyan Cardinals Middletown, Connecticut Spurrier-Snyder Rink
Williams Ephs Williamstown, Massachusetts Lansing Chapman Rink

Standings[edit | edit source]

New England Small College Athletic Conference Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
Middlebury Panthers 16 13 1 2 49 17 28 28 20 5 3 85 33
Connecticut College Camels 16 9 3 4 35 23 22 26 15 6 5 57 38
Amherst Mammoths 16 9 4 3 44 28 21 27 16 7 4 80 43
Hamilton Continentals 16 9 4 3 32 18 21 25 13 8 4 50 29
Bowdoin Polar Bears 16 6 7 3 32 35 15 25 13 9 3 59 47
Williams Ephs 16 4 6 6 35 39 14 25 10 8 7 66 51
Colby Mules 16 2 10 4 20 42 8 25 8 13 4 42 51
Wesleyan Cardinals 16 2 10 4 17 38 8 25 6 15 4 32 60
Trinity Bantams 16 3 12 1 18 42 7 24 7 16 1 31 66

Note: Amherst won season series 1-0-1 against Hamilton and Colby won season series 1-0-1 to win tie-breakers for seeding

Conference Tournament[edit | edit source]

Format[edit | edit source]

The top 8 teams qualify for the single elimination conference tournament.  Quarterfinal round are held at the rink of the higher seeded team.  The semifinal and final rounds are held at the Chip Kenyon '85 Arena on the campus of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. The conference tournament winner will earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Final[edit | edit source]

2018 NESCAC Women's champions Middlebury Panthers

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