ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round Matchups Set

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The 2018-'19 regular-season has come to a close and the playoff seeding is set for the upcoming ECAC Hockey Tournament. Quinnipiac and Cornell have each finished the regular-season with 30 league points, earning a share of the 2018-'19 Cleary Cup.

With the tiebreaker over Cornell, the Bobcats earn the No. 1 seed in the tournament for the first time since 2015-'16, and with it a first round bye. Cornell (No. 2), Clarkson (No. 3), and Harvard (No. 4) also earn opening round byes and will wait to see who they'll play in the Quarterfinal round on March 15-17, 2019.

Dartmouth earns the No. 5 seed after defeating RPI Saturday night, and will host No. 12 St. Lawrence in the opening round this weekend. The Big Green went 1-0-1 against the Saints in the regular-season, with the tie coming in the matchup two weeks ago in Canton, N.Y.

No. 6 Yale will play host to No. 11 RPI, as both schools drop one spot in the standings after losses Saturday night. The Bulldogs swept their season series against the Engineers, though both games were tightly contested.

Union moves up one spot to No. 7 after sweeping its weekend series against Dartmouth and Harvard. The Dutchmen will square off with No. 10 Colgate at Messa Rink. Both of the games between these two teams were lopsided this season, though each team took home a victory.

The final first-round matchup will feature No. 8 Brown hosting No. 9 Princeton. The Tigers surged from the 11th spot in the league standings to ninth with seven points in the final four games of the season. The Bears have been hot in the second half of the season as well, making for an exciting opening round series.

All ECAC Hockey post-season games will be streamed live on ESPN+ (U.S.) and Stretch Internet (International). Links for streams will become available later this week.

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.