Wednesday, March 14, 2018

ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship in Placid

ECAC Men's Hockey ChampionshipsThe pairings for the 2018 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship weekend have been set for Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid.

Top-seeded Cornell skates into Lake Placid to face the seventh seed Princeton Tigers in the first semifinal game. The two teams met twice during the 2017-‘18 regular-season with the Big Red winning both contests by scores of 5-4 and 7-1. The last time the two teams faced one another during in the semifinal round of the league’s postseason tournament was in 2009 when Cornell edged Princeton, 4-3, in double overtime. The Tigers are currently riding a six-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1).

Harvard will make its fourth straight appearance at championship weekend as the defending Whitelaw Cup champions take on No. 3-seed Clarkson, which makes its first appearance at championship weekend since 2007. The two teams skated to a thrilling, 6-6, overtime tie in their first this season and Harvard earned a 5-2, victory over the Golden Knights last month.

Listed below is a summary of the upcoming tournament weekend:

Friday, March 16 (Semifinals)

Semifinal No. 1 – No. 7 Princeton vs. No. 1 Cornell – 4:05 pm
Semifinal No. 2 – No. 4 Harvard vs. No. 3 Clarkson – 7:35 pm

Saturday, March 17 (Championship Game)

Championship Game – 7:35 pm

Tickets are currently on sale at the Olympic Center Box Office and online.

Photo: ECAC Men’s Hockey Championships, courtesy ORDA.

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