The 2011 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 4 and March 19, 2011 at campus locations and at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Yale won its second ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament and received ECAC Hockey's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

The tournament features four rounds of play. In the first round, the fifth and twelfth, sixth and eleventh, seventh and tenth, and eighth and ninth seeds as determined by the final regular season standings play a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals. There, the first seed and lowest ranked first round winner, the second seed and second lowest ranked first round winner, the third seed and second highest ranked first round winner, and the fourth seed and highest ranked first round winner play a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-game, with the winner advancing to the championship game and the loser advancing to the third place game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular season standings[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
#4 Union 22 17 3 2 36 75 43 37 26 7 4 139 74
#3 Yale 22 17 4 1 35 84 46 30 23 6 1 127 66
#18 Dartmouth 22 12 8 2 26 70 48 30 16 11 3 100 77
Cornell 22 11 9 2 24 57 53 30 14 13 3 80 79
Princeton 22 11 9 2 24 69 70 32 17 13 2 105 88
#20 Rensselaer 22 11 9 2 24 67 52 37 20 12 5 110 84
Clarkson 22 9 12 1 19 58 78 36 15 19 2 98 117
Quinnipiac 22 6 9 7 19 49 62 37 15 14 8 92 99
Brown 22 8 12 2 18 55 70 31 10 16 5 83 107
Harvard 22 7 14 1 15 49 61 32 12 19 1 73 92
St. Lawrence 22 6 15 1 13 53 73 38 13 20 5 99 115
Colgate 22 4 15 3 11 51 81 38 9 26 3 96 128
Championship:
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Top 20 Poll

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  First round
March 4–6
Quarterfinals
March 11–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                                             
  1  Union 4 2 3 2  Yale 4  
5  Rensselaer 4 2 1 12  Colgate 1 4 4 12  Colgate 0  
12  Colgate 2 5 2**
  2  Yale 3 5 4
6  Princeton 4 2 1 11  St. Lawrence 4* 2 0     1  Yale 6
11  St. Lawrence 1 3 2   4  Cornell 0
  3  Dartmouth 2 2 4
7  Clarkson 1 4 10  Harvard 3 1 3
10  Harvard 2 6 Third place
  4  Cornell 2 0 3 3  Dartmouth 0
8  Quinnipiac 4 4 8  Quinnipiac 1 1 2 4  Cornell 3   3  Dartmouth 5
9  Brown 0 0 12  Colgate 3


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round[edit | edit source]

(5) Rensselaer vs. (12) Colgate[edit | edit source]

Colgate wins series 2-1


(6) Princeton vs. (11) St. Lawrence[edit | edit source]

St. Lawrence wins series 2-1


(7) Clarkson vs. (10) Harvard[edit | edit source]

Havard wins series 2-0


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

Quinnipiac wins series 2-0


Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Union vs. (12) Colgate[edit | edit source]

Series tied 1-1


(2) Yale vs. (11) St. Lawrence[edit | edit source]

Series tied 1-1


(3) Dartmouth vs. (10) Harvard[edit | edit source]

Series tied 1-1


(4) Cornell vs. (8) Quinnipiac[edit | edit source]

Series tied 1-1


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

(2) Yale vs. (12) Colgate[edit | edit source]


(3) Dartmouth vs. (4) Cornell[edit | edit source]


Championship[edit | edit source]

(1) Yale vs. (4) Cornell[edit | edit source]


3rd Place Game[edit | edit source]

(3) Dartmouth vs. (12) Colgate[edit | edit source]


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Tournament Team[edit | edit source]

  • G - TBD
  • D - TBD
  • D - TBD
  • F - TBD
  • F - TBD
  • F - TBD

MVP[edit | edit source]

TBD

External links[edit | edit source]

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