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The 1987 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 26th tournament in league history. It was played between March 6 and March 14, 1987.[4] Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the 'final four' games were played at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. By winning the tournament, Harvard received the ECAC's automatic bid to the 1987 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

FormatEdit

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The four teams that finish below eighth place in the standings are not eligible for tournament play. In the quarterfinals the first seed and eighth seed, the second seed and seventh seed, the third seed and sixth seed and the fourth seed and fifth seed played a two-game series to determine the winner. In the two games no overtime was permitted and if the two teams remained tied after the two games then a 10-minute mini-game would be played where a sudden-death overtime was allowed if the scheduled time did not produce a victor.[5] After the opening round every series becomes a single-elimination game. In the semifinals, the highest seed plays the lowest remaining seed while the two remaining teams play with the winners advancing to the championship game and the losers advancing to the third place game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1987 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[6]Edit

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

1986–87 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Harvard†* 22 20 2 0 40 106 43 34 28 6 0 160 77
Colgate 22 15 6 1 31 111 85 33 23 9 1 170 116
St. Lawrence 22 14 7 1 30 109 73 35 24 11 0 180 114
Yale 22 13 9 0 29 77 71 30 15 12 3 101 113
Clarkson 22 12 10 0 26 84 66 31 17 13 1 117 101
Vermont 22 9 13 0 24 75 82 32 18 14 0 125 120
Rensselaer 22 9 13 0 18 81 75 33 13 18 2 123 98
Brown 22 9 13 0 18 83 102 27 11 16 0 103 128
Cornell 22 8 14 0 16 84 94 27 11 16 0 106 114
Princeton 22 7 14 1 15 67 87 26 8 17 1 81 107
Army 22 6 16 0 12 64 109 29 9 19 1 89 130
Dartmouth 22 2 19 1 5 57 109 25 2 22 1 63 127
Championship: Harvard
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

BracketEdit

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  Quarterfinals
March 6-7
Semifinals
March 13
Championship
March 14
                               
  1  Harvard 6 5 1  Harvard 4  
8  Brown 2 2 7  Rensselaer 1  
  2  Colgate 1 7 0
7  Rensselaer 9 2 2     1  Harvard 6
  3  St. Lawrence 3
  3  St. Lawrence 9 3
6  Vermont 1 1
Third Place
  4  Yale 4 4 3  St. Lawrence 7
5  Clarkson 4 3 4  Yale 0   4  Yale 4*
7  Rensselaer 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


QuarterfinalsEdit

(1) Harvard vs. (8) BrownEdit

Harvard won series 2–0


(2) Colgate vs. (7) RensselaerEdit

Rensselaer won series 2–1


(3) St. Lawrence vs. (6) VermontEdit

St. Lawrence won series 2–0


(4) Yale vs. (5) ClarksonEdit

Yale won series 1–0–1


SemifinalsEdit

(1) Harvard vs. (7) RensselaerEdit


(3) St. Lawrence vs. (4) YaleEdit


Third PlaceEdit

(4) Yale vs. (7) RensselaerEdit


ChampionshipEdit

(1) Harvard vs. (3) St. LawrenceEdit


Tournament awardsEdit

All-Tournament Team[7]Edit

None

MOPEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Harvard Men's Team History", USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  2. "Bill Cleary Year-by-Year Coaching Record", USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-22. 
  3. "ECAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  4. "ECAC Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  5. "College Hockey Notebook; Road to Final a 3-Way Route", The New York Times, 1988-03-08. Retrieved on 2014-04-29. 
  6. "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guides", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  7. "Men's All-Tournament Teams", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-04-26. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. 

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