Noontime Sports D3 Men’s New England Top 10 (Dec. 10th) Powered by Zelos Athletics

D3 MENS HOCKEY POLL GRAPHIC

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The seventh week of the 2018-19 New England D3 men’s ice hockey season is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our seventh poll of the season.

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Noontime Sports New England Men’s Ice Hockey Poll (Dec. 10th, 2018) 

1. Salve Regina  8-3-1, 6-1-1 CCC
2. UMass Boston 11-2, 8-0 NEHC
3. University of New England 7-3, 5-3 CCC
4. Endicott College  7-3-1, 5-3 CCC
5. Trinity College 4-2-2, 2-1-1 NESCAC
6. Babson College 8-3-1, 6-1-1 NEHC
7. Williams College 5-2-1, 4-1-1 NESCAC
8. Nichols College  6-4-1, 6-2 CCC
9. Curry College  6-4-2, 4-3-1 CCC
10. New England College  6-3-2, 4-3-2 NEHC

On the Rise: Amherst College (3-3-2, 1-2-2 NESCAC), Norwich University (6-4-1, 4-4 NEHC) and Plymouth State (8-1-1, 5-0-1 MASCAC) 


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Noontime Sports D3 Men’s New England Hockey Top 10 Poll (Nov. 11th, 2018)

D3 MENS HOCKEY POLL GRAPHIC

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

The third week of the New England D3 Hockey season has officially concluded, which means it is time for us to dish out our latest Men’s Top 10 Poll!

UMass Boston remains our top team for the second week by scoring important league wins over Castleton University (6-1) and Norwich University (4-2).

The Beacons will look to continue their early season momentum later this week when they visit Johnson & Wales on Friday and Suffolk University on Saturday.

Salve Regina and University of New England secured the second and third positions, respectively, while Colby College and Norwich University switched spots.

Babson College remained the ninth best team in our poll following an impressive win over Norwich, while Curry College finished its weekend series with Salve Regina 0-1-1. The Colonels and Seahawks tied 4-4 on Friday before John McLean (three goals) and Matthew Dillon (three assists and one goal) powered Salve Regina to an 8-5 win.


Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Ice Hockey Poll (Nov. 11th, 2018) 

1. UMass Boston

5-0, 4-0 NEHC

2. Salve Regina 

2-1-1, 2-1-1 CCC

3. University of New England

3-1, 3-1 CCC

4. Colby College

0-0, 0-0 NESCAC

5. Norwich University

2-2-1, 2-2 NEHC

6. Nichols College

3-1, 3-1 CCC

7. Endicott College

3-1-1, 3-1 CCC

8. Trinity College

0-0, 0-0 NESCAC

9. Babson College

4-0-1, 3-0-1, NEHC

10. Curry College

3-1-2, 2-1-1 CCC

ON THE RISE: New England College (3-1-1, 2-1-1 NEHC) and Plymouth State (4-0-1, 2-0-1 MASCAC). 

 

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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Noontime Sports Men’s D3 Hockey New England Top 10 (Monday, Oct. 29th)

D3 MENS HOCKEY POLL GRAPHIC

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck

A brand new season of New England D3 Hockey has officially begun, which means its time for Noontime Sports to dish out our first official Men’s Top 10 Poll of the season.

Our Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Ice Hockey Top 10 Poll, which is produced with the help of coaches and media members throughout the region, will appear every Monday on our site throughout the season, as well as seen on social media, as well.

Fans of New England D3 Hockey are encouraged to click FOLLOW to our Noontime Sports Hockey Twitter handle (@NoontimePuck) for updates on the various teams, coaches and student-athletes we will be covering and highlighting this winter.

So, without further ado, here is our initial poll of the New England D3 men’s ice hockey season!


Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Ice Hockey Poll (Monday, Oct. 29th, 2018) 

1. Salve Regina 

0-0, 0-0 (CCC)

2. UMass Boston 

1-0, 0-0 (NEHC)

3. University of New England 

0-0, 0-0 (CCC)

4. Colby College 

0-0, 0-0 (NESCAC)

5. Trinity College 

0-0, 0-0 (NESCAC)

6. Norwich University

0-0-1, 0-0 (NEH)

7. Nichols College

0-0, 0-0 (CCC)

8. Endicott College

0-0-1, 0-0 (CCC)

9. Curry College 

1-0-1, 0-0-0 (CCC)

10. Babson College 

1-0, 0-0 (NEHC)

ON THE RISE: Fitchburg State (0-1, 0-0), New England College (1-0, 0-0) and Plymouth State (1-0, 0-0)

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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