The 1991 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 30th tournament in league history. It was played between February 26 and March 10, 1991.[4] Preliminary and 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, Clarkson received the ECAC's automatic bid to the 1991 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

The tournament featured four rounds of play. The two teams that finish below tenth place in the standings are not eligible for tournament play. In the first round, the seventh and tenth seeds and the eighth and ninth seeds each play a single game to determine the final qualifying teams for the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals the first seed and lower ranked qualifier, the second and higher ranked qualifier, 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 minigame 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 1991 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[6][edit | edit source]

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

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Clarkson†* 22 15 5 2 32 113 77 40 29 9 2 213 143
Cornell 22 14 5 3 31 93 69 32 18 11 3 143 111
St. Lawrence 22 15 6 1 31 101 79 35 21 13 1 146 121
Harvard 22 13 7 2 28 130 74 29 14 12 3 145 102
Rensselaer 22 14 8 0 28 118 93 32 19 12 1 171 140
Vermont 22 12 8 2 26 89 83 33 17 14 2 129 130
Colgate 22 9 9 4 22 93 81 32 16 12 4 138 125
Brown 22 9 11 2 20 78 99 27 9 15 3 94 127
Yale 22 9 11 2 20 80 89 29 11 16 2 98 123
Princeton 22 7 14 0 15 84 104 27 8 18 1 97 129
Army 22 3 17 2 8 56 106 29 8 18 3 104 121
Dartmouth 22 0 19 3 3 52 131 28 1 24 3 68 170
Championship: Clarkson
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[edit | edit source]

Teams are reseeded after the first two rounds

  First Round
February 26
Quarterfinals
March 1–2
Semifinals
March 9
Championship
March 10
                                         
  1  Clarkson 4 6 1  Clarkson 3  
7  Colgate 5 9  Yale 0 3 4  Harvard 2  
10  Princeton 2
  2  Cornell 10 8
8  Brown 1 7  Colgate 3 1     1  Clarkson 5
9  Yale 2   3  St. Lawrence 4
  3  St. Lawrence 8 1 1
6  Vermont 2 3 0
  4  Harvard 7 3 2  Cornell 3
5  Rensselaer 3 3 3  St. Lawrence 4*  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Preliminary Round[edit | edit source]

(7) Colgate vs. (10) Princeton[edit | edit source]


(8) Brown vs. (9) Yale[edit | edit source]


Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Clarkson vs. (9) Yale[edit | edit source]

Clarkson won series 2–0


(2) Cornell vs. (7) Colgate[edit | edit source]

Cornell won series 2–0


(3) St. Lawrence vs. (6) Vermont[edit | edit source]

St. Lawrence won series 2–1


(4) Harvard vs. (5) Rensselaer[edit | edit source]

Harvard won series 1–0–1


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Clarkson vs. (4) Harvard[edit | edit source]


(2) Cornell vs. (3) St. Lawrence[edit | edit source]


Championship[edit | edit source]

(1) Clarkson vs. (3) St. Lawrence[edit | edit source]


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Tournament Team[7][edit | edit source]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Clarkson Men's Team History", USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  2. "Mark Morris 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. 

External links[edit | edit source]

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 1991 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.