NESCAC Announces Modified Basketball and Ice Hockey Championships and Updated Spectator Policy

HADLEY- Mass. – Due to COVID-19 protocols creating challenges for NESCAC teams to reschedule games this winter and the potential for a disparity in the number of regular-season conference games played, the NESCAC membership has agreed to modify the basketball and ice hockey championships for the 2021-22 season. All NESCAC teams will be included in this year’s basketball and ice hockey championship fields. Furthermore, any conference game not able to be played will be declared a no contest.

The basketball regular season is scheduled to conclude on February 13 and seeds will be determined by conference winning percentage. First-round and quarterfinal games for the NESCAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships will be held the weekend of February 18-20. The semifinals and championship games will be held on February 26 and 27, respectively.

The ice hockey regular season will finish on February 20 and seeds will be determined by points percentage. The NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Championship will begin with first-round and quarterfinal games on the weekend of February 25-27. The semifinals and the final will be held on March 5 and 6, respectively.

The NESCAC Presidents have also amended the spectator policy. As of February 1, spectator policies will be set at the discretion of individual institutions. Spectators are encouraged to visit the athletic websites of each NESCAC institution for updated policies.

More championship details will be published on as they become available.