Men's Division III
College Ice Hockey -
Education and Opportunity

Men's college ice hockey in Division III, provides you with an opportunity to play in an environment where academics are taken seriously. You will recognize many of the top schools in the nation with Division III teams. The Athletic departments for these teams place great importance on the experience you will have and the opportunities that will be made available to you for your future.

It is not easy to make an NCAA Division III team. Only 0.6% of the players from Bantam to Junior and including Prep School will play in Division III. 58% of all the men playing college ice hockey in the NCAA will play in Division III.

There are 77 teams in the Men's Division III. There are an average of 25 to 28 players on each team. Teams dress 4 lines, 3 sets of defense and 3 goalies for a game. As a rookie, you will be competing every minute of every practice and every game to get ice time. Additional ice time is gained by being part of the special teams. In your first year, you need to be prepared for the fact that you may see limited ice time.

The scouts and recruiters focus on the older players in Junior and Prep School leagues. The leading sources for players in the Division III are Massachusetts, Ontario, New York. 78%of the players are from the US, 19% are from Canada and 3 % are from other countries.

The Men's Division 111 provides a path focused on education and athletics to open the doors of opportunity to a professional career and possibly even a professional hockey career. Each year, graduates are signing contracts to play in the AHL, ECHL , Minor Pro Leagues and European Leagues.


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