Match-ups set for Upcoming First-Round

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tickets for the 2018 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship, March 16-17, in Lake Placid are on Sale Now

By: ECAC Hockey

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey has announced the pairings for the 2018 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship featuring a 12-team tournament field held over three consecutive weekends.

The tournament field, in order of seeds, feature Cornell, Union, Clarkson, Harvard, Dartmouth, Colgate, Princeton, Yale, Quinnipiac, Brown, Rensselaer and St. Lawrence.

Tournament competition features four first-round series conducted at on-campus sites Friday-Sunday, March 2-4; four quarterfinals series at on-campus sites Friday-Sunday, March 9-11; and the championship semifinals and championship game March 16-17 at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The first-round and quarterfinals series are best-of-three games. The top four seeds (Cornell, Union, Clarkson and Harvard will receive first-round byes.
Listed below is the schedule for next weekend:

FIRST-ROUND MATCH-UPS (Best-of-three games, March 2-4
No. 12 St. Lawrence at No. 5 Dartmouth
Friday, March 2 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 - 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 - 5 p.m.

No. 11 Rensselaer at No. 6 Colgate
Friday, March 2 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 - 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 - 7 p.m.

No. 10 Brown at No. 7 Princeton
Friday, March 2 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 - 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 - 7 p.m.

No. 9 Quinnipiac at No. 8 Yale
Friday, March 2 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 - 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 - 5 p.m.
QUARTERFINALS (Friday, March 9 - Sunday, March 11 - Best-of-three)
TBD at No. 1 Cornell
TBD at No. 2 Union
TBD at No. 3 Clarkson
TBD at No. 4 Harvard
FRIDAY, MARCH 16 (SEMIFINALS)
Semifinal No. 1 - 4:05 p.m.; Semifinal No. 2 - 7:35 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17 (CHAMPIONSHIP GAME)
Championship Game - 7:35 p.m.

The prestigious conference's top four post-season teams return to Lake Placid's Olympic Center, March 16-17, each hoping to earn an automatic bid to play in the NCAA Championship Tournament. Last year, Harvard skated to the conference's famed Whitelaw Cup en route to an appearance in the NCAA National Championship's Frozen Four.

Tickets for the three games are on sale now through Tickets.Com or through the Olympic Center box office, 2634 Main St., Lake Placid, Phone: 518-523-3330.