Noontime Sports D3 Women’s New England/New York Hockey Top 10 (Nov. 19th)

D3WOMENS HOCKEY POLL GRAPHIC

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

The fourth week of the 2018-19 Northeast (New England/New York) D3 women’s ice hockey season is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our fourth poll of the season.

Once again, Elmira College remains the top team in this week’s poll, but don’t overlook Connecticut College, which secured the fifth position after checking-in the sixth spot one week ago. The Camels opened their 2019-18 campaign with a win and tie against Amherst College, which checked-in sixth this week.

Against Amherst, senior Jordan Cross registered three points in two games, including one goal and one assist in her team’s 2-1 win last Saturday. Cross and the Camels and will attempt to continue its early season success on Tuesday when they host Castleton University.

Oswego State entered the Thanksgiving break with a win and tie against Cortland State. The two teams skated to a 1-1 tie last Friday before the Lakers scored a 3-1 win on Saturday, thanks to a pair of goals from Leah Czerwinski and two assists from Philomena Teggart.

Finally, Endicott College secured the 10th and final position with a win and tie against Salve Regina. The Gulls visit Williams College this week before ending the second month with an important road match-up against Bowdoin College.

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Noontime Sports New England/New York Women’s Ice Hockey Poll (Nov. 19th, 2018) 

1. Elmira College  5-0, 4-0 UCHC
2. Plattsburgh State  5-0, 4-0 NEWHL
3. Norwich University 5-2, 5-0 NEHC
4. Middlebury College  2-0, 2-0 NESCAC
5. Conn. College 1-0-1, 1-0-1 NESCAC
6. Amherst College 0-1-1, 0-1-1 NESCAC
7. Oswego State  5-0-1, 3-0-1 NEWHL
8. Colby College 2-0, 2-0 NESCAC
9. Bowdoin College 0-2, 0-2 NESCAC
 10. Endicott College 3-1-2, 2-1-1 CHC

ON THE RISE:  Hamilton College (1-1, 1-1), Manhattanville (3-0-1, 3-0-1 UCHC), Morrisville State (5-2-1, 3-2-1) Wesleyan University (0-0, 0-0), Williams College (1-1, 1-1), University of New England (5-1-1, 4-1-1)

 

Noontime Sports D3 Women’s New England/New York Top 10 (Nov. 12th)

D3WOMENS HOCKEY POLL GRAPHIC

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

The third week of the 2018-19 Northeast (New England/New York) D3 women’s ice hockey season is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our third poll of the season.

Elmira College remains the top team in our seven-state poll following back-to-back wins over Lebanon Valley College this past weekend. Since defeating Norwich University, which checked-in third overall, the Soaring Eagles have appeared unstoppable in their previous four match-ups.

Elmira will enjoy a short break before returning to the ice after Thanksgiving when they face Middlebury College on Saturday, November 24th. Middlebury, which secured the fourth position, will begin its season this Friday, November 16th when they visit Trinity College, which is one of our six teams on the rise this week.

Also joining our poll this week is Oswego State, which has enjoyed a successful start to their 2018-19 season with four wins. The Lakers face Cortland this weekend, including Friday for Pink the Rink.

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Noontime Sports New England/New York Women’s Ice Hockey Poll (Nov. 12th, 2018) 

1. Elmira College  5-0, 4-0 UCHC
2. Plattsburgh State  3-0, 2-0 NEWHL
3. Norwich University 3-2, 3-0 NEHC
4. Middlebury College  0-0, 0-0 NESCAC 
5. Amherst College 0-0, 0-0 NESCAC
6. Conn. College 0-0, 0-0 NESCAC
7. Oswego State  4-0, 2-0 NEWHL
8. Bowdoin College  0-0, 0-0 NESCAC
9. Colby College  0-0, 0-0 NESCAC
 10. Wesleyan University  0-0, 0-0 NESCAC

ON THE RISE:  Endicott College (2-1-1, 1-1), Manhattanville College (1-0-1, 1-0-1), Morrisville State (5-1, 3-1), Nichols College (4-2, 2-2), Trinity College (0-0, 0-0) and University of New England (4-1, 3-1) 

 

Noontime Sports Women’s D3 Hockey New Eng./New York Top 10 (Nov. 4th)

D3WOMENS HOCKEY POLL GRAPHIC

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

The second week of the 2018-19 Northeast D3 women’s ice hockey season is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our second poll of the season.

However, this week’s poll will begin to include not just New England squads, but teams from New York, as well. We’re excited to add an additional state (our seventh, to be exact) to our weekly poll and encourage fans to stay connected with our hockey coverage by following @NoontimePuck on Twitter.

Our weekly hockey polls are produced with the help of coaches and media members from the New England and New York D3 hockey world.

So, without further ado, here is our second poll of the season, highlighting squads from both New England and New York.


Noontime Sports New England/New York Women’s Ice Hockey Poll (Nov. 4th, 2018) 

1. Elmira College  3-0, 2-0 UCHC
2. Norwich University 2-1, 2-0 NEHC
3. Plattsburgh State  2-0, 2-0 NEWHL
4. Middlebury College  0-0, 0-0 NESCAC 
5. Amherst College 0-0, 0-0 NESCAC
6. Conn. College  0-0, 0-0 NESCAC
7. Bowdoin College 0-0, 0-0 NESCAC
8. Manhattanville 1-0-1, 1-0-1 UCHC
9. Williams College 0-0, 0-0 NESCAC
 10. Endicott College

1-0-1, 0-0 CHC

ON THE RISE:  Morrisville State (3-1, 1-1), Nichols College (3-1, 1-1), University of New England (3-0, 2-0) and Utica College (4-0, 2-0 UCHC)

D3 Hockey: 10 Games to Watch in Week One (Nov. 2nd & 3rd)

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The Suffolk University women’s ice hockey team will attempt to capture its first win in program history on Friday. (PHOTO COURTESY: Suffolk University Athletics/Dan McHugh

By Kyle Prudhomme | @Kyle_Prudhomme

Another weekend of New England Division III hockey is upon us with a slew of action-packed games to watch or follow.

Four of the seven conferences in the six-state region are on display this weekend, including a few rematches from the 2017-18 postseasons. In total, there will be 38 games to follow in our area, including 10 contests that I have highlighted below.

My predications were a lackluster 5-5 for the opening weekend, but the show must go on, so without further ado, here are my 10 Games to Watch (and predications) for the second weekend of the season.


MEN’S GAMES (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)

BABSON over New England College (November 2 at 7:00 P.M.): I predicted against both of these teams last week, but now they both sit at 1-0 after earning hard fought wins, respectively. This one should be a great contest to watch, but I’ll give Babson the edge in their home-opener.

LIVE STREAM: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/babson/

SALVE REGINA over University of New England (November 2 at 7:05 P.M.): It is pretty amazing to see how far these programs have come since their first meeting in 2009. The Seahawks are looking to extend a 4-2 hold on the series, which includes three consecutive victories. Expect plenty of goals in this home-and-home series.

LIVE STREAM: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYC-E3ecwHpWe1zPiJ4-Xsw/live

NICHOLS over Wentworth (November 2 at 6:40 P.M.): Nichols was idle last weekend, but you can bet they were itching to get onto the ice after being bounced in the NCAA quarterfinal last march. The Bison have been in control of this particular series with a 14-3 advantage in goals and a 3-0-1 mark since 2016.

LIVE STREAM: https://nicholsathletics.com/sports/2015/8/26/MICEHOCKEY_0826150819.aspx

Curry over BECKER (November 2 at 7:00 P.M.): The Colonels began their season by winning the Buffalo State Tournament last week. On the other side, the Hawks struggled in their first two games, but will attempt to rebound when they entertain Curry this evening. Expect the Colonels to continue their recent momentum in this home-and-home series.

LIVE STREAM: https://boxcast.tv/view/mens-ice-hockey-becker-vs-curry-182869

Suffolk University over SALEM STATE (November 3 at 2:00 P.M.): Salem State and Suffolk have skated to ties in their most recent outings, but one should expect these Rams to pull out a much-needed victory on the road, which should provide the squad with a boost heading into their upcoming New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) contests.

LIVE STREAM: http://mascac.boxcast.com/#/ 


 WOMEN’S GAMES (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)

Morrisville State over NICHOLS (November 2 at 3:40 P.M.): The last time these two teams met was in the Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) semifinals nine months ago with the Mustangs skating to a 6-0 (they would go onto beat Endicott in the championship). Morrisville State enters the early season clash 5-0 in the all-time series.

LIVE STREAM: https://nicholsathletics.com/sports/2015/8/26/WICE_0826151204.aspx

Suffolk over ANNA MARIA (November 2 at 7:00 P.M.): The Suffolk women’s hockey team endured a pair of tough setbacks one week ago to Nichols, but this young Rams squad should be able to erase those memories by earning the program’s first win against the AMCATs.

LIVE STREAM: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/annamaria/

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND over Becker (November 2 at 7:00 P.M.): The Nor’easters hold a 5-0 edge over Becker in the all-time series, but this year’s meeting will have a different feel with both teams competing in the Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC).

LIVE STREAM: https://athletics.une.edu/sports/2015/2/2/whock_watch.aspx

No. 2 Norwich over PLYMOUTH STATE (November 3 at 2:00 P.M.): The Cadets, who also play Friday against New England College, will be looking to bounce back from a 4-2 loss to Elmira last weekend in a conference semifinal rematch from earlier this year.

LIVE STREAM: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/plymouth/portal.htm?eventId=450634&streamType=video

Salem State over NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (November 3 at 4:00 P.M.): The Vikings and Pilgrims will be meeting for the third time in each program’s respective history with New England College scoring wins against the Orange and Blue in their first two outings. I feel a momentum swing coming for these Vikings on Saturday.

 LIVE STREAM: https://athletics.nec.edu/watch/?Live=199&type=Live


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D3 Hockey: 10 Games to Watch in Week One (Oct. 26-28)

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Worcester State’s Jake Karelas and Mitch Purdie will certainly be two players to watch this season. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State University Athletics)

By Kyle Prudhomme | @Kyle_Prudhomme

Its time to drop the puck on a brand new season of New England Division III hockey with plenty of notable matchups on the docket, which you certainly won’t want to miss.

From introductions to new coaches to a championship rematches and more, there is no shortage of excitement surrounding the opening weekend of the 2018-19 season.

Every week, we will be highlighting 10 New England Division III games to watch (five men and five women’s contests), while providing links to their respective video streams or live stats. Additionally, we will be dishing out predictions for each contest we highlight, as well.


MEN’S GAMES (HOME TEAM IN CAPS) |*neutral site

CURRY COLLEGE over Nazareth* (October 26 at 3:30 P.M.): The Colonels earned its highest win-total in eight seasons last year and will try to build on that in its opening round action of the Buffalo State Tournament.

 Live Stats: http://bscintra.buffalostate.edu/athletics/hockey/xlive.htm

WORCESTER STATE over Becker (October 26 at 7:00 P.M.): The Lancers and Hawks begin the season in a renewal of the cross-town rivalry. Bragging rights are on the line, but equally important is the cause as they skate to raise awareness for ALS (All proceeds go to the Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association).

Live Stream: https://boxcast.tv/view/worcester-state-mens-ice-hockey-vs-becker-939432

No. 13 Norwich over ENDICOTT (October 27 at 4:00 P.M.): The Gulls are winless in their last five games against nationally-ranked opponents, so let’s see if that streak concludes on Saturday. The Cadets come in with extra motivation as it looks to start the post-Mike McShane era off with a bang.

Live Stream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/ecgulls/

SAINT ANSLEM over Babson (October 27 at 4:00 P.M.): Saint Anselm returns seven of their top-ten scorers from last season, while Babson’s roster features a slew of underclassmen. Growing pains could be expected for these Beavers in the first few weeks.

Live Stats: https://www.saintanselmhawks.com/sports/mice/2018-19/boxscores/20181027_kydk.xml 

Fitchburg State over NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (October 27 at 7:00 P.M.): The Falcons and Pilgrims open against each other for the sixth consecutive season. The two have traded wins in the last three meetings, but the Falcons should break the trend this time around.

Live Stream: https://athletics.nec.edu/watch/


WOMEN’S GAMES (HOME TEAM IN CAPS) 

CASTLETON over Morrisville State (October 26 at 4:00 P.M.): Castleton coach Mike Venezia seeks his first career win against Morrisville State after spending time as an assistant from 2015-17 with the Mustangs.

Live Stats: http://www.castletonsports.com/sports/wice/2018-19/boxscores/20181026_pxjp.xml

NICHOLS over Suffolk (October 26 at 6:40 P.M.): Women’s hockey officially begins at Suffolk University this winter as the Rams (21 underclassmen) matchup against a senior-laden Nichols team. Advantage goes to the Bison in this home-and-home weekend series.

Live Stream: https://nicholsathletics.com/sports/2015/8/26/WICE_0826151204.aspx

UMASS BOSTON over Stevenson (October 26 at 7:00 P.M.): The already established talent of UMass Boston shines through in this one as interim head coach Dom Lozzi goes for her first career victory on the bench.

Live Stream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/umb/portal.htm?eventId=479798&streamType=video

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND over Southern Maine (October 26 at 7:00 P.M.): The Huskies hold a 14-13 lead in scoring in their last nine contests, but the Nor’easters have the advantage in this one by skating at home.

Live Stream: https://athletics.une.edu/sports/2015/2/2/whock_watch.aspx

Norwich over ELMIRA (October 27 at 3:00 P.M.): Didn’t take us too long for a rematch of the epic Div. III National Championship battle from last March, so this is a must watch on Saturday.

Live Stream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/elmira/


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