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ECAC Hockey

This is the 2019-20 ECAC Hockey Men's Season. This is the league's 59th season.

Membership changesEdit

  • None

Temporary Relocation of GamesEdit

MembershipEdit

Institution Location Nickname Arena
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island Bears Meehan Auditorium
Clarkson University Potsdam, New York Golden Knights Cheel Arena
Colgate University Hamilton, New York Raiders Class of 1965 Arena
Cornell University Ithaca, New York Big Red Lynah Rink
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire Big Green Thompson Arena
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts Crimson Bright Hockey Center
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey Tigers Hobey Baker Memorial Rink
Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut Bobcats TD Bank Sports Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York Engineers Houston Field House
St. Lawrence University Canton, New York Saints Appleton Arena
Union College Schenectady, New York Dutchmen Achilles Rink
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut Bulldogs Ingalls Rink
Conference Tournament Lake Placid, New York --- Herb Brooks Arena

StandingsEdit

ECAC Hockey Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
Cornell Big Red 22 18 2 2 81 34 38 29 23 2 4 104 45
Clarkson Golden Knights 22 16 5 1 63 38 33 34 23 8 3 96 63
Quinnipiac Bobcats 22 14 6 2 64 45 30 34 21 11 2 94 78
RPI Engineers 22 13 8 1 63 41 27 34 17 15 2 95 87
Harvard Crimson 22 11 6 5 82 59 27 31 15 10 6 116 87
Dartmouth Big Green 22 10 10 2 60 73 22 31 13 14 4 93 106
Yale Bulldogs 22 10 10 2 57 64 22 32 15 15 2 77 97
Colgate Raiders 22 8 9 5 50 54 21 36 12 16 8 76 87
Brown Bears 22 8 12 2 41 54 18 31 8 21 2 52 84
Union Dutchmen 22 5 15 2 46 71 12 37 8 25 4 67 112
Princeton Tigers 22 2 16 4 39 69 8 31 6 20 5 66 100
St. Lawrence Saints 22 2 18 2 37 81 6 36 4 27 5 64 130

Conference Tournament (Whitelaw Cup)Edit

FormatEdit

All twelve teams qualify with the top 4 seeds getting a first round bye. The best-of-three first round matches up 5 vs 12, 6 vs 11, 7 vs 10, and 8 vs 9. The first round winners are re-seeded for the best-of-three quarterfinals and the 1 seed plays the lowest seeded first round winner, 2 plays the second lowest seed first round winner, 3 plays the third lowest first round winner. and 4 plays the highest seeded first round winner. Teams are re-seeded for the semifinals with the highest seeded winner playing the lowest seeded winner and the second and third seeds meet in a single game at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York. The semifinal winners meet at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York for the conference championship and the conference's automatic bid to the 2020 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Cancelling of conference tournament gamesEdit

Due to the corona virus outbreak the Ivy League banned fans from the games being played at Cornell's Lynah Rink the weekend of March 13-15 involving the men's ECAC tournament and the women's NCAA tournament games. The Harvard Crimson would later forfeit its series against RPI. The Ivy League announced on March 11th that the league cancelled all spring sports.  No official word if this would extend to ongoing events as the League had already cancelled its men's and women's basketball tournaments. Half of the ECAC men's hockey membership is made up Ivy League schools.

Cancellation of TournamentEdit

The conference announced it would be cancelling its tournament on March 12th due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.[1] After Yale withdrew the conference announced on March 11th that the tournament would be re-worked with Cornell Big Red and Clarkson Golden Knights earning byes to the semifinals and Princeton Tigers playing Quinnipiac Bobcats and Colgate Raiders playing RPI Engineers ind best-of-three quarterfinal series.[2] The tournament would be cancelled the following day along with all other play under the sancetion of the NCAA.[3] The Ivy League announced on March 11th that all athletic events for the remainder of the spring were cancelled. This would have had the Princeton Tigers and withdrawing from play but was never mentioned as the Ivy League, NCAA, and ECAC decisions were made within a few hours of one another.[4]

First RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

Two series were forfeited by teams prior to the conference and NCAA announcements

The balance of the series were to be:

ReferencesEdit

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