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Eastern College Athletic Conference - West
(ECAC West)
Eastern College Athletic Conference - West logo
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 12
Sports fielded Ice hockey (men's: 6 teams; women's: 10 teams)
Region New York and Pennsylvania
Headquarters Danbury, Connecticut
Commissioner Rudy Keeling
Website Men:
Eastern College Athletic Conference - West locations

ECAC West 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. The Men's division will cease to exist after the end of the 2016-2017 season, as all teams, excluding Hobart College will join the newly-formed United Collegiate Hockey Conference. Hobart will join the New England Hockey Conference.


Institution Location Nickname Founded Affiliation Undergraduate enrollment Joined Men's championships Women's championships Primary Conference
Buffalo State College Buffalo, New York Bengals 1871 Public 9,000 2001 Plays in SUNYAC SUNYAC
Chatham University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Cougars 1869 Private 1,900 2002 N/A Presidents' Athletic Conference
SUNY Cortland Cortland, New York Red Dragons 1868 Public 5,987 2001 Plays in SUNYAC SUNYAC
Elmira College Elmira, New York Soaring Eagles 1855 Private 1,170 1974 1978, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2011 2008, 2009, 2010 Empire 8
Hobart College Geneva, New York Statesmen 1822 Private (Men's) 2,110* 1978 2004, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 N/A Liberty League
Lebanon Valley College Annville, Pennsylvania Flying Dutchmen 1866 Private (United Methodist) 1,600 2004, 2016 Plays independent schedule MAC Commonwealth
Manhattanville College Purchase, New York Valiants 1841 Private 1,700 1999 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 Plays in ECAC East Middle Atlantic Corporation
Nazareth College Pittsford, New York Golden Flyers 1924 Private 2,167 2012 N/A Empire 8
Neumann University Aston, Pennsylvania Knights 1965 Private (Roman Catholic) 3,000 2001 2009 Colonial States Athletic Conference
SUNY Oswego Oswego, New York Lakers 1891 Public 8,300 2006 Plays in SUNYAC SUNYAC
SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, New York Cardinals 1889 Public 5,567 2001 Plays in SUNYAC SUNYAC
SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, New York Bears 1816 Public 3,507 2008 Plays in SUNYAC SUNYAC
Utica College Utica, New York Pioneers 1946 Private 2,429 2001 Empire 8
William Smith College Geneva, New York Herons 1908 Private (Women's) 2,110* 2014 N/A Liberty League

 * – Hobart's and William Smith's enrollment figures are for the combined Colleges of the Seneca

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