MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced its tournament field for the 2017-18 Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship Monday, and paired recently crowned Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) champions, Morrisville State College (17-7-3) against Norwich University (24-1-3) in the first round of the nine team field.
Both teams will face-off Saturday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at Norwich University.
The Cadets clinched its eighth New England Hockey Conference (NEHL) title Saturday to earn the automatic bid to the tournament. Norwich reached the Frozen Four a year ago, falling to eventual champion Plattsburgh State, 4-0, in the semifinal round.
Morrisville State earned the conference's first automatic bid with a 3-2 overtime victory over Endicott College Sunday. In just their third year of existence, the Mustangs have collected two Colonial Hockey titles, and will appear for the first time on the national stage in 2018.
Additional game information will be released once finalized and made available.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.