The Hamilton College Continentals will host Nazareth College in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Division III Women’s Hockey Championship at Russell Sage Rink on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

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Hamilton, which defeated Nazareth 4-1 at home back on Jan. 10, is making its first appearance in the NCAA women’s hockey championship. The Continentals own an overall record of 20-5-2 and finished with a 12-3-1 mark in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Hamilton received an at-large bid after it lost in the conference championship final to Amherst College on March 4. In fact, the NESCAC was awarded all three at-large bids to the 11-team NCAA championship.

The Golden Flyers made their first NCAA appearance in 2022 and lost 2-1 against Elmira College. Nazareth is 22-5-1 overall and ended up 18-1-1 in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference. The Golden Flyers earned an automatic bid after they defeated Utica University 3-2 in double overtime in their conference championship final on March 4. Nazareth has nine wins and a tie in its last 10 games.

The winner of Wednesday’s game will travel to Adrian College in Adrian, Mich., for a quarterfinal on Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m. Adrian has an overall record of 26-3-0 and is the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association champions.

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