SMALL COLLEGES ARCHIVES

March 5, 2013
Division 3 Journal: Babson heading back to NCAA tourney
Babson knocked off UMass-Boston and top-seeded Norwich to win the ECAC East championship and punch their ticket to the NCAAs.

February 26, 2013
Division 3 Journal: Conference tourneys down to final four
The wheat from the chaff, the contenders from the pretenders … pick your idiom, we’re down to the semifinals in New England’s four Division 3 leagues.

February 25, 2013
From NEHJ: A warm Polar environment
Stellar digs a nice fit for potent Bowdoin icers.

February 19, 2013
Division 3 Journal: Caveney a hometown hero for Falcons
Fitchburg native Joe Caveney is only getting three semesters on the ice to show what he can do at Fitchburg State, but he sure is making the most of them.

February 13, 2013
Division 3 Journal: Cadets clinch first place
Once again, it looks like the road to the ECAC East title will pass through Northfield, Vt., as Norwich claimed its 15th straight regular-season title.

February 6, 2013
Division 3 Journal: Down the stretch they come
If it’s February, the ends to conference regular seasons are in sight. Let’s take a trip around the leagues.

January 29, 2013
Division 3 Journal: A momentous weekend for MASCAC
One night alone showed us how competitive the current also-rans can be against the three teams that entered the year as MASCAC favorites.

January 22, 2013
Division 3 Journal: Win over Bowdoin gets Wesleyan rolling
The Cardinals have crafted a four-game unbeaten streak, one that started with a thrilling overtime victory over first-place Bowdoin.

January 15, 2013
Division 3 Journal: UNE on the upswing
The Nor’easters, for the first time since being elevated to the Division 3 varsity level in 2009-10, swept a weekend ECAC East series.

January 8, 2013
Division 3 Journal: Curry finds identity out west
Is it a new era at Curry College? Or just the continuation of a good, existing one?

January 1, 2013
Division 3 Journal: Babson, Amherst head to 2013 on roll
The Beavers and Lord Jeffs capitalized on a great chance to make final statements before closing the books on 2012.

December 26, 2012
Division 3 Journal: Beacons' fresh faces take no time to jell
Sparked by a dynamite freshman class, UMass-Boston has roared out of the gate, going 7-2-1 and averaging over five goals a game.

December 23, 2012
From NEHJ: Two of a kind
Trinity College’s Menard brothers are mirror images, and role models.

December 18, 2012
Division 3 Journal: ECAC East formidable from top to bottom
At the top of the ECAC East standings, not unlike most years, is Norwich (10-0-0), but what's more exciting is what's going on below it.

December 11, 2012
Division 3 Journal: Williams College cutting it close
Of the six wins this season for the Ephmen (6-2, 5-1 NESCAC), four have been by one goal. Talk about living dangerously.

December 5, 2012
Division 3 Journal: Bowdoin out in front of learning curve
There was little doubt at the end of last season that Bowdoin was one of the top teams in the NESCAC. But this time around, they've hit the ground running.

November 27, 2012
Division 3 Journal: Mulvey leads Norwich to tourney title
Norwich won the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout for the eighth time in 15 years thanks to clutch contributions from senior Colin Mulvey (Worcester, Mass.).

November 20, 2012
Division 3 Journal: Owls soar out of the gate
After going 7-14-5 a year ago, Westfield State is off to an impressive 6-0-0 start this season.

November 13, 2012
Division 3 Journal: WNE off to promising start
Three games is an awful small sample size for making early-season judgments, which is why nobody in Springfield, Mass., is getting overly excited yet.

November 11, 2012
Division 3 preseason power rankings
Here are New England Hockey Journal’s preseason power rankings of the region’s top Division 3 men’s college teams.

November 11, 2012
Division 3 season preview: ECAC East and Northeast
Here's NEHJ's Division 3 season preview for teams throughout ECAC East and Northeast.

November 11, 2012
Division 3 season preview: NESCAC and MASCAC
Here's NEHJ's Division 3 season preview for teams throughout NESCAC and MASCAC.

November 11, 2012
From NEHJ: Small college, big dreams
Could Norwich senior standout Kyle Thomas be the next Division 3 guy to reach the NHL?

November 6, 2012
Division 3 Journal: Southern Maine a work in progress
Southern Maine coach Jeff Beaney had reasons for optimism and reasons for concern. The opening weekend of play illustrated them pretty clearly.

October 30, 2012
Division 3 Journal: Plymouth State tabbed to top MASCAC
In the MASCAC preseason coaches poll released Tuesday, Plymouth State was picked to repeat as league champion.

July 24, 2012
Fuller leading Fitchburg players to success on and off the ice
Fitchburg State coach Dean Fuller is molding young men who will use what they have learned from him to be leaders in every facet of their lives.

May 15, 2012
From NEHJ: Buried treasure
Forward Jeremiah Ketts proved to be a true diamond in the rough for Johnson and Wales.

April 16, 2012
From NEHJ: La Rose blooms again
After winning the Sid Watson Award and leading Amherst to their first-ever Div. 3 Frozen Four, goalie Jonathan La Rose left nothing undone in his senior season.

March 27, 2012
Setbacks only strengthen resolve of UMass-Boston's Ennis
It's no stretch when Jimmy Ennis says hockey saved his life. The 23-year-old is infinitely grateful to still be able to play the game he loves.

March 19, 2012
Small College Journal: End of the line for Norwich, Amherst
A pair of spirited runs in Division 3 hit the wall on Friday night, within a few hours of each other in historic Lake Placid, N.Y.

March 13, 2012
Small College Journal: Uncharted territory for Amherst
In the 29-year history of the Division 3 men’s hockey championship, never have two New England programs squared off for the title.

March 6, 2012
Small College Journal: Plymouth State, WIT win thrillers
Talk about your golden goals. Two of them.

February 28, 2012
Small College Journal: Region whittled down to a sweet 16
In the MASCAC, ECAC Northeast, ECAC East and NESCAC, 33 teams began the season with hopes of Division 3 glory. We’re now down to 16.

February 22, 2012
Small College Journal: Wentworth rolling into playoffs
There’s a reason Division 3 teams play 25 games or so in a season, and not just 17. Eh, Wentworth?

February 14, 2012
Small College Journal: High seeds no lock to run table
Just win, baby? Nope. Just get in, baby. Then see what happens.

February 7, 2012
Small College Journal: UMass-Boston living on both edges
If you were to put together a list of the teams that have knocked off both of the ECAC East powers from Vermont this winter — No. 1 Norwich and No. 7 Castleton State — it would be a short list.

January 31, 2012
Small College Journal: Surging Bowdoin coming of age
In its second game of its season, back in November, Bowdoin traveled to Middlebury and got embarrassed, 7-1.

January 28, 2012
From NEHJ: Plymouth State's odd couple
Plymouth State's J.C. Richardson and Richie Zobak, a defensive pairing with contrasting styles -- on and off the ice -- prove opposites attract.

January 24, 2012
Small College Journal: Killer of a run for Salem State
Games don’t get much wilder than the one Salem State played against Westfield State on Saturday, a 6-6 overtime draw with a snowstorm backdrop that featured three ties and a bunch of momentum swings.

January 17, 2012
Small College Journal: For Babson, day was a diamond
BOSTON — Babson coach Jamie Rice stood on the field at Fenway Park, about where the on-deck circle will be for the visiting teams in three months, and soaked it in once last time on Friday night.

January 10, 2012
Small College Journal: Close calls collect for Castleton
After another oh-so-close result against a national power, there’s little doubt that Castleton State can play with the best teams in Division 3.

January 3, 2012
Small College Journal: Return engagements in the NESCAC
For Williams College, the puck officially drops on the second half of the season Tuesday night when it travels to Westfield State for a non-conference game.

December 27, 2011
Small College Journal: Six must-see games in the second half
Fans of small college hockey have long appreciated how much the game has going for it: cozy arenas, raucous crowds, decades and decades of history in some cases, and an intensity you’d see in any division.

December 19, 2011
From NEHJ: Forward Benning is Curry's answer man
Last year, during his junior season at Curry College, forward Payden Benning scored the biggest goal of all, an overtime strike that lifted the Colonels over Wentworth in the ECAC Northeast championship game.

December 14, 2011
Small College Journal: At break, these four have stood tall
Small College Journal: Four favorite sons

December 6, 2011
Small College Journal: Norwich passes another test
The first half of the season for Norwich, schedule-wise, has been like walking through a minefield.

November 29, 2011
Small College Journal: Amherst seeks right consistency
Amherst coach Jack Arena felt he was presiding over a Jekyll-and-Hyde hockey team last winter – often in the same weekend or week of practice.

November 22, 2011
Small College Journal: Curry, others facing a Super Tuesday
Four games into the hockey season is a sample size that leaves too much room for guessing.

November 15, 2011
Small College Journal: Norwich hits opening notes
There’s not much doubt that Norwich, which returns 20 players from last year’s Frozen Four team, has the ability to make a return trip to the NCAA Division 3 tournament.

November 9, 2011
ECAC East preview: Castleton State takes aim at Norwich
Any team in this league looking to unseat perennial power Norwich has to have its sights set pretty high.

November 9, 2011
ECAC Northeast preview: Ketts powers Johnson & Wales
Defending champion Curry College will again be one of the teams to watch, but as far as players to watch, look no further than Johnson & Wales forward Jeremiah Ketts.

November 9, 2011
From NEHJ: MASCAC teams see world of opportunity
It’s one thing to win a conference championship. It’s another to win one the way Fitchburg State did last season.

November 9, 2011
MASCAC preview: Plymouth State seeks finishing touch
There were a lot of things to like about Plymouth State last season.

November 9, 2011
NESCAC preview: New faces in new places
There will be three new faces behind the benches in the NESCAC this winter and, in two of those cases, new is an understatement.

November 9, 2011
Small college rankings: Norwich starts year on top
New England Hockey Journal’s preseason power rankings of the region’s top Division 3 men’s college teams.

October 12, 2011
Greason named new men's coach at Trinity
Greason takes the reins at Trinity

May 28, 2011
Stonehill taps Leahy as new men's hockey coach
Stonehill makes coaching choice: Leahy

April 30, 2011
From NEHJ: Fitchburg's Pescosolido goes out a champ
From the mag: Nice end for Pescosolido

March 26, 2011
From NEHJ: Castleton's California kid on a roll
From the mag: Castleton's Calif. kid

February 20, 2011
From NEHJ: Middlebury's Drolet pulls double duty
From the mag: Drolet keeping busy

February 19, 2011
Curry players hospitalized, game postponed
Curry players hospitalized, game postponed

January 21, 2011
From NEHJ: Southern Maine's thin blue line

December 31, 2010
California native on track to topple Wentworth scoring record
NEHJ: Aiming for Wentworth's record

November 3, 2010
Salem State is preseason pick in MASCAC
MASCAC: Coaches like Salem State

June 28, 2010
For Noonan, investment paid dividends
From the magazine: Coleman Noonan took a big stride forward with St. A's this year, and skated off with the Concannon Award.