The most notable men's Thanksgiving weekend returns as Middlebury will play host to the 20th edition of the event. Tournament staples Norwich, Middlebury and Plattsburgh State will all be on hand as usual, while this year a fresh face joins the fray as Lawrence heads east for what will be its first PrimeLink appearance
An entire line signs in the NWHL, the development camp news you heard, and maybe didn't hear about, a gaggle of Division III talent meets in the finals at the Maccabiah games, and more as Ray Biggs brings you up to speed on more items.
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Diamonds aren't necessarily forever, but the UMass Boston men and Bowdoin women made the most of their time on one with wins outdoors. Plus other notable happenings from the week.
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No. 9 UMass Boston rebounds from a loss by dropping No. 4 Utica out of the unbeaten ranks on a difficult night for the ECAC West, and the Cobbers and Cadets will meet in the Primelink final. Catch up on your Friday action here. Photo: Jeff Pexton, Perfect Game Imaging for Utica Athletics
In 2014 Concordia-Moorhead became the first West Region team to claim the prestigious title. After a year layoff, the Cobbers are back to defend it against the traditional East Region field of Plattsburgh State, Norwich and Middlebury. Photo: Larry Radloff for d3photography.com
HARTFORD, Conn. – First-year John Festa tallied two scores, his first and second goal of the season, to help lift the sixth-seeded Amherst College men's ice hockey team to a hard fought 4-2 victory over fifth-seeded Middlebury College in Saturday afternoon's NESCAC Semifinal tilt at second-seeded Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
Concordia-Moorhead claimed the 2014 title but the Cobbers won't be returning to defend it. Instead, it will be Connecticut College that joins perennial participants Middlebury, Norwich and Plattsburgh State.
AMHERST, Mass. -- Middlebury saw its season come to an end with a 3-0 loss at Amherst in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game. With the win, second-seeded Amherst improves to 19-4-2 for the season and will host No. 8 Tufts, which knocked off top-seeded Trinity, in next weekend's semifinals. The Panthers conclude their season 10-12-3 overall.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The fifth-seeded Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team will make its fifth consecutive trip to the NESCAC Semifinals following a 6-3 win at Middlebury in the NESCAC Quarterfinals Saturday at Kenyon Arena.