The Pride had one of its best regular seasons in recent memory as it owned a 9-4-3 record, including a 4-2 mark in league play. Both Wheaton and Springfield finished the year with 4-2 records in NEWMAC play, but Springfield took the second seed based on the tiebreaker of its head-to-head victory over the Lyons earlier in the season.
Babson College will serve as host for the semifinals and championship which will take place on November 5-6. The host Beavers will play the winner of the lone quarterfinal game between MIT and WPI at 10:30 am on Saturday morning. Springfield will square off against rival Wheaton College at 1:30 pm that same afternoon.
The Pride and Lyons battled in a double-overtime thriller in the regular season, with Springfield prevailing 3-2. In the win, Zach Dutter scored the decisive strike with 4:50 remaining in the second overtime, while classmate Kevin Nowak gave Springfield an early 2-0 lead with two unassisted goals 50 seconds apart in the first half.