ECAC Hockey Standings Remain Cluttered with Just Two Weeks Remaining in Regular Season

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

ECAC Men's Hockey Championship Tournament Returns to Lake Placid, March 22-23, Tickets on Sale Now

ALBANY, N.Y. --- Two weekends remain in the 2018-'19 regular season and the ECAC Hockey standings remain as jumbled as ever with five teams separated by only three points.

Cornell (15-7-3, 11-4-3) leads the 12 team conference with 25 points, one ahead of Quinnipiac (22-6-2, 11-5-2) and two in front of Yale (13-9-3, 11-6-1). Clarkson (20-10-0, 11-7-0) and Harvard (14-8-3, 10-6-2) share fourth place, each with 22 points.

The standings may become a little bit clearer after this weekend. Cornell hosts ninth seeded RPI (9-18-3, 6-10-2), Friday, before eighth seeded Union (15-9-6, 8-8-2) visits, Saturday.

Harvard plays host to seventh seeded Brown (10-10-5, 7-6-5), Friday, before Yale, who squares off against sixth seeded Dartmouth (9-12-4, 8-7-3), Friday, comes to the Bright-Landry Hockey Center, Saturday. Earlier this season, these two schools skated to a 3-3 tie.

Clarkson can't overlook Princeton Friday night, since they face Quinnipiac on Saturday. The 11th seeded Tigers (7-16-2, 5-12-2) have lost two in a row, but topped the Golden Knights, 3-1, in their first meeting of the season.

As for Quinnipiac, they can't look past their Friday night opponent, St. Lawrence University. The Saints (4-24-2, 2-14-2) have only two conference wins this season, but one of those came against the Bobcats, 7-2.

On March 22-23, the conference's top four post season teams will come to Lake Placid, N.Y. to play in the ECAC Hockey Championship Tournament. The winner of this tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I men's hockey tournament. The two semifinal games will take place Friday, March 22, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and the championship game will be played Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.

All-session tickets can be purchased by calling the Lake Placid Olympic Center box office at 518-523-3330, or by visiting Adult All Tournament tickets are priced at $55, while the Junior and Senior All Tournament tickets are available for $45. Single day adult ticket prices are $35 and the junior and senior single day ticket is $30.