Middlebury Panthers
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Institution: Middlebury College
Location: Middlebury, Vermont
School founded: 1800
Enrollment: 2,549
Colors: Blue & White
         
Home Arena: Chip Kenyon '85 Arena
Capacity: 2,200
Dimensions: 200' x 95'
Men's Team
Conference: New England Small College Athletic Conference
Coach: Neal Sinclair
Conf. Championships: 1979, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
NCAA Championships: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006

The Middlebury Panthers are a Men's Division III, team in the New England Small College Athletic Conference . The team previously played in the ECAC East conference and its predecessor leagues until the NESCAC was founded in 1999.

Both teams play out of the Chip Kenyon '85 Arena located on the school's campus in Middlebury, Vermont. The men's team previously played out of the Duke Nelson Arena from 1948 until the opening of the Chip Kenyon '85 Arena. Prior to playing in "the Duke" the team played in an open air rink at the same site. The shell for the Duke was taken from the former Sampson Air Force Base in upstate New York.

Men's program[edit | edit source]

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.

Conferences[edit | edit source]


Arenas[edit | edit source]


Head Coaches[edit | edit source]


Year by Year Record[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
Independent Overall Record
1922-23 3 0 3 0
1923-24 7 0 6 1
1924-25 3 1 2 0
1925-26 8 5 3 0
1926-27 Vermont State Champions 6 6 0 0
1927-28 Vermont State Champions 8 7 1 0
1928-29 Vermont State Champions 9 6 3 0
1929-30 Vermont State Champions 8 6 2 0
1930-31 Vermont State Champions 10 6 3 1
1931-32 Vermont State Champions 6 4 2 0
1932-33 7 2 5 0
1933-34 11 4 6 1
1934-35 8 3 5 0
1935-36 12 5 7 0
1936-37 9 5 3 1
1937-38 11 2 7 2
1938-39 14 5 9 0
1939-40 13 2 10
1940-41 14 3 8 3
1941-42 14 6 8 0
1942-43 13 3 10 0
1943-44 inactive due to World War II
1944-45 inactive due to World War II
1945-46 inactive due to World War II
1946-47 10 7 2 1
1947-48 Vermont State Champions 16 10 5 1
1948-49 Vermont State Champions 10 6 4 0
1949-50 Vermont State Champions 21 11 10 0
Tri-State League Overall Record
1950-51 5 4 1 0 8 T-1st  Vermont State Champions
L, Tie-breaker 16-3 (Clarkson)
15 13 2 0
1951-52 7 2 5 0 4 4th No tournament 21 10 11 0
1952-53 3 0 3 0 0 4th No tournament 16 10 6 0
1953-54 4 0 4 0 0 4th No tournament 17 9 8 0
1954-55 6 1 5 0 2 T-3rd No tournament 21 12 9 0
1955-56 6 0 6 0 0 4th No tournament 21 10 11 0
1956-57 6 0 6 0 0 4th No tournament 22 11 11 0
1957-58 3 1 2 0 4 3rd No tournament 21 15 6 0
1958-59 3 0 3 0 0 4th No tournament 20 11 8 1
Independent Overall Record
1959-60 - - - - - - - - - 23 16 7 0
1960-61 - - - - - - - - - 21 19 2 0
ECAC Overall Record
1961-62 17 8 8 1 83 81 .500 Did not qualify 22 11 9 2 107 98
1962-63 17 7 10 0 79 87 .412 Did not qualify 22 10 12 0 104 109
1963-64 20 4 16 0 57 125 .200 Did not qualify 23 4 19 0 60 136
ECAC Division II Overall Record
1964-65 13 11 2 0 .846 No Tournmaent 22 14 8 0 105 82
1965-66 12 7 5 0 59 34 .583 Did not qualify 24 12 12 0 100 91
1965-67 11 8 3 0 74 34 .727 L, SF 4-3 (2ot) Colby 21 11 10 0 103 73
1967-68 13 8 4 1 59 29 .654 Did not qualify 22 11 10 1 109 106
1968-69 13 6 7 0 63 51 .462 Did not qualify 22 9 13 0
1969-70 16 11 5 0 93 62 .688 L, SF 5-1 (Vermont) 25 15 10 0
1970-71 17 7 10 0 72 65 .412 Did not qualify 24 11 13 0
1971-72 12 4 6 2 50 52 .417 Did not qualify 21 7 12 2 88 89
1972-73 16 9 7 0 60 60 .563 L, QF 10-2 (Massachusetts) 23 11 11 1
1973-74 15 3 12 0 33 47 .200 Did not qualify 21 7 14 0
1974-75 15 10 4 1 81 58 .700 W, QF 5-4 (St. Anselm) L, 3-2 (ot) (Bowdoin) 23 15 7 1
1975-76 15 7 8 0 74 79 .467 Did not qualify 23 12 11 0
1976-77 16 11 4 1 91 56 .719 Did not qualify 22 15 6 1
1977-78 14 11 3 0 83 55 .786 W, QF 7-3 (Buffalo) W, SF 5-4 (ot) (Norwich) L, F 6-3 (Elmira) 22 16 6 0 112 73
1978-79 19 14 4 1 102 60 .763 W, QF 7-2 (Oswego St) W, SF 5-3 (Elmira) W, F 2-1 (Norwich) 26 19 6 1 138 83
1979-80 19 11 5 3 78 66 .658 Did not qualify 25 15 7 3 105 85
1980-81 18 4 13 1 57 78 .250 W, QF 5-4 (ot) Westfield St) L, SF 4-2 (Oswego St) 23 7 15 1 77 96
1981-82 17 6 9 2 59 75 .412 Did not qualify 23 9 11 3 90 101
1982-83 17 7 9 1 67 73 .441 W, QF 5-3 (RIT) L, SF 8-2 (Oswego St) 24 11 12 1 96 102
1983-84 17 5 11 1 47 68 .324 Did not qualify 23 10 12 1 85 85
1984-85 18 5 12 1 58 93 .306 Did not qualify 23 8 14 1
ECAC East Overall Record
1985-86 16 6 9 1 53 81 .406 Did not qualify 23 9 13 1 81 114
1986-87 18 3 14 1 62 102 .194 Did not qualify 24 7 16 1 84 121
1987-88 17 3 13 1 57 90 .206 Did not qualify 24 7 16 1 84 116
1988-89 15 7 8 0 64 52 .467 L, QF 5-1 (Bowdoin) 24 11 12 1 106 80
1989-90 19 14 4 1 118 69 .763 W, QF 4-3 (Salem St) W, SF 5-2 (Bowdoin) L, F 8-6 (American International) 27 21 5 1 168 90
1990-91 19 17 2 1 119 56 .875 W, QF 4-3 (Bowdoin) W, SF 2-0 (Williams) W, F 1-0 (Babson) 26 22 3 1 144 67
1991-92 23 19 4 0 145 58 .826 W, QF 6-2 (Mass-Boston) L, SF 4-1 (Babson) 26 21 5 0 156 67
1992-93 22 18 2 2 150 74 .864 L, QF 2-1 (Bowdoin) 24 18 4 2 154 83
1993-94 17 9 8 0 75 75 18 10th Did not qualify 24 13 11 0 107 91
1994-95 17 14 1 2 108 34 30 1st Pass on tournament to play in NCAA Tournament 26 22 2 2 157 50
1995-96 19 17 2 0 111 35 34 1st Pass on tournament to play in NCAA Tournament 28 26 2 0 159 46
1996-97 19 16 1 2 120 41 34 1st Pass on tournament to play in NCAA Tournament 27 22 3 2 154 68
1997-98 19 16 1 2 108 23 34 1st Pass on tournament to play in NCAA Tournament 28 24 2 2 152 42
1998-99 17 13 3 1 83 30 27 3rd Pass on tournament to play in NCAA Tournament 27 21 5 1 132 52
New England Small College Athletic Conference Overall Record
1999-00 17 14 2 1 82 35 29 1st W, SF 5-2 (Hamilton) W, F 3-2 (ot) (WIlliams) 28 20 5 3 118 61
2000-01 17 16 1 0 85 20 32 1st W, SF 4-2 (Hamilton) W, F 4-3 (ot) (Amherst) 28 23 4 1 120 44
2001-02 19 18 0 1 104 24 37 1st W, SF 4-2 (Colby) W, F 3-2 (Trinity) 29 26 2 1 144 43
2002-03 19 16 1 2 99 33 34 1st W, QF 7-1 (Tufts) W, SF 5-3 (Hamilton) L, F 4-2 (Trinity) 29 22 5 2 135 63
2003-04 18 15 3 0 94 33 30 1st W, QF 7-1 (Tufts) W, SF 3-1 (Hamilton) L, F 6-2 (Trinity) 30 27 3 0 152 48
2004-05 19 13 4 2 80 39 28 1st W, QF 3-0 (Hamilton) W, SF 4-1 (Colby) W, F 3-0 (Bowdoin) 30 23 4 3 124 50
2005-06 19 16 2 1 90 29 33 1st W, QF 7-0 (Wesleyan) W, SF 9-2 (Hamilton) W, 3-1 (Bowdoin) 30 26 2 2 137 44
2006-07 19 11 6 2 64 46 24 T-1st W, QF 5-1 (Williams) W, SF 4-3 (Colby) W, F 4-2 (Bowdoin) 31 20 8 3 112 71
2007-08 19 12 5 2 68 47 26 T-2nd W, QF 6-0 (Williams) W, SF 2-1 (Amherst) L, F 3-2 (ot) (Trinity) 27 18 7 2 96 66
2008-09 19 14 4 1 91 47 29 2nd W, SF 6-2 (Hamilton) W,SF 4-1 (Hamilton) L, F 5-2 (Amherst) 27 19 7 1 119 69
2009-10 19 12 3 4 74 47 28 2nd W, QF 6-2 (Tufts) W, SF 4-2 (Trinity) W, F 3-2 (Bowdin) 28 19 5 4 111 67
2010-11 19 9 5 5 65 48 23 T-3rd L, QF 2-1 (Colby) 25 11 8 6 78 62
2011-12 18 11 6 1 53 38 23 3rd W, QF 2-1 (Wesleyan) W, SF 6-3 (Bowdoin) L, F 4-3 (Amherst) 27 14 10 3 73 63
2012-13 18 11 5 2 70 53 24 T-4th W, QF 4-3 (Amherst) L, QF 4-2 (Bowdoin) 26 13 11 2 88 82
2013-14 18 9 7 2 58 46 20 4th L, QF 6-2 (Bowdoin) 25 11 11 3 76 68
2014-15 18 7 8 3 40 46 17 7th L, QF 3-0 (Amherst) 25 10 12 3 54 63
2015-16 18 6 5 7 46 41 19 5th W, QF 2-1 (Hamilton) L, SF 4-2 (Amherst) 26 8 11 7 64 65
2016-17 18 3 15 0 32 66 6 10th Did not qualify 24 3 19 2 44 86
2017-18 18 2 13 3 15 53 7 10th Did not qualify 24 4 17 3 33 75
2018-19 18 5 9 4 44 51 14 7th L, QF 4-1 (Wesleyan) 26 16 8 2 83 48
2019-20 18 8 7 3 54 47 21 4th L, QF 4-2 (Wesleyan) 25 10 12 3 71 69
2020-21

NCAA Tournament Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Third Place
NCAA Division III
1995 N/A W, 2 games to none (Plattsburgh St) W, 3-1 (WI-River Falls) W, 1-0 (Fredonia St) --
1996 N/A W, 2 games to none (Colby) W, 4-3 (Wi-Superor) W, 3-2 (RIT) --
1997 N/A W, 2 games to none (RIT) W, 4-1 (St. John's (MN)) W, F 3-2 (WI-Superior) --
1998 N/A W, 2 games to none (Oswego St) W, 5-2 (Augsburg) W, 2-1 (WI-Stevens Point) --
1999 N/A W, 2 games to 1 (St. Norbert) W, 9-3 (RIT) W, 5-0 (WI-Superior)
2000 N/A L, 2 games to 1 (Plattsburgh St) -- -- --
2001 N/A L, 2 games to none (Plattsburgh St) -- -- --
2002 Bye W, 2 games to none (Wentworth) L, 5-2 (Norwich) -- N/A
2003 Bye W, 5-1 (Elmira) L, 6-0 (Oswego St) -- N/A
2004 Bye W, 9-1 (Wentworth) W, 3-2 (2ot) (Norwich) W, 1-0 (ot) (St. Norbert) N/A
2005 Bye W, 6-0 (Curry) W, 5-2 (New England College) W, 5-0 (St. Thomas) N/A
2006 Bye W, 3-1 (Mass-Dartmouth) W, 2-1 (Elmira) W, 3-0 (St. Norbert) N/A
2007 W, 9-0 (Fredonia St) W, 3-2 (Mass-Darmouth) W, 3-2 (Manhatanville) L, 4-3 (ot) (Oswego St) N/A
2010 Bye L, 3-2 (ot) (Plattsburgh St) -- -- N/A

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