The Hamilton College Continentals will play the Colby College Mules in a 2023 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Hockey Championship semifinal at Amherst College’s Orr Rink in Amherst, Mass., on Friday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Please click HERE for the conference’s Championship Central page that includes ticket information, championship schedule and results, and how to buy championship gear, and links to live video, live stats, directions to Amherst, parking information and championship records. Amherst and Middlebury College play in the second semifinal on Friday at 7 p.m.
Nationally ranked No. 6 Hamilton (19-4-2 overall) is the second seed for the championship after the Continentals finished in second place in the NESCAC standings with a 12-3-1 record (35.5 points). Hamilton is in the semifinals for the fourth consecutive time after defeating Williams College 3-1 in the quarterfinals on Feb. 25, but is aiming to reach its first final. The Continentals shut out Colby twice in home wins back on Jan. 6 and 7.
The Mules (17-6-0) are ranked 10th in Division III and are the third seed for the championship after they finished in third place in the conference standings with a 10-6 record (32 points). Colby won its sixth straight game on Feb. 25 when the Mules outlasted Trinity College 2-1 in double overtime in the quarterfinals. Colby’s only previous finals appearance came back in 2008 when the Mules lost to Amherst.