SUPERIOR, Wis. Middlebury saw its hopes of a fourth straight NCAA Championship come to an end as they fell to Oswego 4-3 in overtime. The loss is the first in a title game for the Panthers, who end their season at 20-8-2. Garren Reisweber won the title for the Lakers as he broke in down the right wing, skated across the crease and tucked a shot into the left side of the net. Middlebury out shot Oswego 50-33 on the night, seeing 47 of those shots stopped by Oswego netminder Ryan Scott.
SUPERIOR, Wis. Middlebury will make its fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Championship game after a 3-2 win over Manhattanville in a semifinal contest played in Superior, Wisconsin. The Panthers will take on Oswego, a 4-3 overtime winner over St. Norbert in the other semifinal game. The two teams last met in the '03 semifinals at Norwich, where the Lakers handed the Panthers a 6-0 loss. The win gives the Panthers their 13th straight 20-win season, as they move to 20-7-2 on the year. The title game can be seen live on Sunday at 4:00 pm. eastern on CSTV (College Sports Television)
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Middlebury will make its sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Semifinals after a 3-2 win over UMass Dartmouth in an NCAA Quarterfinal match-up in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers will meet Manhattanville in a semifinal game on Saturday, March 17th at 4:00 p.m. in Superior, Wisconsin. Oswego will meet the St. Norbert/Bethel winner in the other semifinal at 12:30 p.m. The win was the 400th at Middlebury for Panther head coach Bill Beaney, who moves to 400-112-27 in his 19th season. UMD ends its season at 25-3-1, with each of the last two seasons ending at Middlebury in the quarterfinals.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Middlebury has advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the 13th straight year after a 9-0 win over Fredonia in an NCAA first-round contest in the Kenyon Arena. The Panthers will host UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m., with the winner advancing to the final four. Fredonia ends its season at 15-10-4, while Middlebury moves to 32-5-2 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Middlebury College men's ice hockey team won their fourth consecutive NESCAC Championship, defeating Bowdoin College 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (17-7-3) beat the Polar Bears (16-7-3) for the third straight year in the conference title game, and deal Bowdoin their first loss at Dayton Arena this year (11-1-0). The Panthers earn the NESCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team advanced to NESCAC Championship game for the third straight season with a 6-3 victory over Amherst in the first semifinal match-up on Saturday afternoon. The top-seeded Polar Bears (16-6-3) will face Middlebury, a 4-3 winner over Colby in the other semifinal game, at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Amherst finishes their year with a record of 14-10-1.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Scott Bartlett scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period, to lift the Middlebury College men's ice hockey team past Colby in the NESCAC Semifinals on Saturday at Bowdoin College. The Panthers (16-7-3) will be making their eighth-straight NESCAC Championship Game appearance, having won six of the seven conference crowns. Colby finishes their year with a record of 14-9-2.
HADLEY, Mass. - Colby senior forward Greg Osborne (Stoughton, Mass.) has been named the 2007 NESCAC Player of the Year, as determined by the conference coaches. Osborne helped the Mules to a 11-7-1 conference mark this season and a third place showing in the NESCAC standings. It is the first time that a Colby skater has been honored with the leagues top award.
HADLEY, Mass. - Bowdoin College will look to claim its first NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey crown this weekend when the Polar Bears host the final rounds of the 2007 NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey Championship at Dayton Arena in Brunswick, Maine. The semifinals kick off on Saturday, March 3 with top-seed Bowdoin facing off against fifth-seed Amherst at 1:00 p.m., followed shortly afterwards by second-seed and three-time defending champion Middlebury battling third-seed Colby at 4:00 p.m. The 2007 NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey Championship concludes with the final on Sunday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets for Saturdays semifinals and Sundays championship are $5 for adults and $2 for children and students.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's ice hockey team scored six unanswered goals to close out a 7-3 NESCAC quarterfinal victory over Trinity on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the top-seeded Polar Bears earn the right to host the NESCAC Championship weekend next Saturday and Sunday at Dayton Arena.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Middlebury will make its seventh consecutive trip to the NESCAC semifinals after a 5-1 win over Williams in the quarterfinals. The Panthers will take on Colby, a 5-1 winner over Connecticut College, at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at Bowdoin. The host school will meet Amherst in the other semifinal at 1:00 p.m. with the title game is slated for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
WATERVILLE, Maine Josh Reber (Edina, Minn.) had two goals and two assists and goalie Ben Grandjean (Waterford, Conn.) earned his 30th career victory as the third-seeded Colby College mens hockey team took a 5-1 win over sixth-seeded Connecticut College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal on Saturday at Alfond Rink.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Junior Mike McIntosh scored his third goal of the year by poking in a loose puck in the crease at 14:11 of the second period, breaking a scoreless tie and getting the game-winner in a 2-0 victory for Amherst College (14-9-1) over Wesleyan University (11-8-5) in quarterfinal action of the 2007 NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Championship.
HADLEY, Mass. - The buildup to the last weekend of the regular season lived up to its billing, as a thrilling finish saw five teams enter Friday nights action with a shot at the top spot in the standings. When the final horn sounded on Saturday, Bowdoin College emerged just ahead of the rest of the pack to claim the number-one seed in the 2007 NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey Championship. The top-seeded Polar Bears are one of many first in this years field of eight, as Wesleyan earned home ice in the first round for the first time and Connecticut College will compete in the tournament for the first time ever. The 2007 NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey Championship begins on Saturday, Feb. 24, with quarterfinal round action at the top four seeds.