New England Hockey Conference

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New England Hockey Conference
(NEHC)
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 16
Sports fielded Ice hockey (men's: 10; women's: 14)
Region New York and New England
Headquarters Marshfield, MA
Commissioner Katie Boldvich
Website http://www.nehockeyconference.com/
Locations
New England Hockey Conference locations

New England Hockey Conference (formerly the ECAC East) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division III as a hockey-only conference.[1]

Members[edit]

There are 16 member schools; the men's division has ten members, while the women's division has fourteen members.

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Primary Conference (M) (W)
Babson College Wellesley, Massachusetts 1919 1,800 Beavers NEWMAC Green tickY
Castleton University Castleton, Vermont 1787 1,800 Spartans North Atlantic Conference Green tickY Green tickY
Franklin Pierce University Rindge, New Hampshire 1962 2,871 Ravens Northeast-10 Conference
(D-II)
[n 1] Green tickY
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts 1843 2,817 Crusaders Patriot League
(D-I)
[n 2] Green tickY
Manhattanville College Purchase, New York 1841 1,700 Valiants Middle Atlantic Corporation [n 3] Green tickY
University of Massachusetts Boston Dorchester, Massachusetts 1964 10,600 Beacons Little East Conference Green tickY Green tickY
University of New England Biddeford, Maine 1831 1,606 Nor'easters Commonwealth Coast Conference [n 4] Green tickY
New England College Henniker, New Hampshire 1946 1,460 Pilgrims North Atlantic Conference Green tickY Green tickY
Nichols College Dudley, Massachusetts 1815 1,459 Bison Commonwealth Coast Conference [n 4] Green tickY
Norwich University Northfield, Vermont 1819 2,000 Cadets Great Northeast Athletic Conference Green tickY Green tickY
Plymouth State University Plymouth, New Hampshire 1871 4,192 Panthers Little East Conference Green tickY
Saint Anselm College Goffstown, New Hampshire 1889 2,000 Hawks Northeast-10 Conference
(D-II)
Green tickY Green tickY
Saint Michael's College Colchester, Vermont 1904 2,000 Purple Knights Northeast-10 Conference
(D-II)
Green tickY Green tickY
Salve Regina University Newport, Rhode Island 1934 2,134 Seahawks Commonwealth Coast Conference [n 4] Green tickY
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, New York 1903 2,500 Thoroughbreds Liberty League Green tickY
University of Southern Maine Gorham, Maine 1878 10,974 Huskies Little East Conference Green tickY Green tickY

Holy Cross, a Division I school, is not allowed to participate in the NEHC playoffs, nor is the team eligible for the Division III national tournament.

The same is true for Franklin Pierce, Saint Anselm College, and St. Michael's College which are Division II schools. However, their primary conference sponsors a postseason tournament for men and women.

  1. ^ Plays in Northeast-10 (Division II)
  2. ^ Plays in Atlantic Hockey (Division I)
  3. ^ Plays in ECAC West (soon to be United Collegiate Hockey Conference)
  4. ^ a b c Plays in Commonwealth Coast Conference (formerly ECAC Northeast)

Future members[edit]

There are four teams are scheduled to join the NEHC in upcoming seasons. Hobart will join the league on the men's side starting with the 2017-18 season. [2] Additionally, Johnson & Wales University and Suffolk University will join the conference in both the men's and women's divisions starting in 2018-19. Salem State University will also join the league on the women's side. [3]

Former members[edit]

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