For the just the second time since the tournament’s inception in 2002 (13th year), the Middlebury women’s hockey team will not take part in the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers were hoping for an at-large berth, but were left out of the field after some of the nation’s top teams fell in their respective conference tournaments to earn the at-large bids. Middlebury ends the season with a 17-4-4 mark.
Three members of the Middlebury College women’s hockey team have earned All-NESCAC honors. First-year player Carly Watson (Montpelier, Vt.) earned a spot on the first team, while senior Jennifer Krakower (Montreal, Que.) and junior Annabelle Jones (Homer, N.Y.) were both named to the second team. The group are awaiting a potential NCAA Tournament bid when the selections are announced on Monday, March 10th.
Justina Germano scored 10:00 into overtime to give Connecticut College (10-11-3) a 2-1 upset victory over top-seeded and fourth-ranked Middlebury in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game in Kenyon Arena. The Camels advance to next weekend’s semifinal round, while the Panthers (17-4-4) will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament when the pairings are announced on March 10th.
Middlebury clinched the top seed and home ice advantage throughout the 2014 NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship a week ago after posting a win and a tie over Williams. The Panthers, who earned the No. 1 seed for the fourth-straight year, will be in pursuit of their eighth conference title when they host Connecticut College in quarterfinal action on Saturday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m.
The Middlebury men's and women's hockey teams will both host NESCAC Quarterfinal games on Saturday, March 1st. The women will take on Connecticut College at 1:00 p.m., followed by the men vs. Bowdoin at 4:00 p.m. Tickets, which gain you admission to both games ($6/$3), are on sale now at the Mahaney and McCullough box offices. You may also purchase tickets by clicking here or by calling 802-443-6433.