1963 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 1963 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 2nd tournament in league history. It was played between March 5 and March 9, 1963.[4] Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the 'final four' games were played at the Boston Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. By reaching the championship game both, Harvard and Boston College received invitations to participate in the 1963 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. Harvard, however, declined the invitation and was replaced by Clarkson who won the third place game. This is the only time that the winner of the ECAC tournament has not made an appearance in the NCAA tournament. (as of 2014)

Format[edit]

The tournament featured three rounds of play, all of which were single-elimination. The top eight teams, based on conference rankings, qualified to participate in the tournament. 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 against one another. In the semifinals, the winner of the first and eighth matchup played the winner of the fourth and fifth matchup while the other two remaining teams played with the winners advancing to the championship game and the losers advancing to the third place game.

Conference Standings[5][edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; Pct. = Winning Percentage; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Harvard†* 22 17 3 2 .818 113 51 26 21 3 2 134 62
Clarkson 15 11 2 2 .800 72 33 26 20 4 2 149 72
Boston College 24 19 5 0 .792 113 49 31 22 9 0 144 79
St. Lawrence 16 12 3 1 .781 69 32 27 20 6 1 129 72
Providence 19 13 4 2 .737 101 51 23 13 8 2 110 68
Army 18 12 4 2 .722 74 42 25 17 6 2 120 57
Colgate 16 11 4 1 .719 78 30 23 17 5 1 131 42
Brown 22 15 6 1 .705 109 63 24 16 7 1 114 68
Williams 21 12 9 0 .571 112 78 22 13 9 0 121 82
Norwich 22 12 9 1 .568 140 104 22 12 9 1 140 104
Yale 20 11 9 0 .550 87 92 23 13 9 1 87 92
Connecticut 4 2 2 0 .500 17 24 7 4 3 0 26 34
New Hampshire 19 9 10 0 .474 101 80 20 10 10 0 109 87
Cornell 17 8 9 0 .471 55 68 19 9 9 1 69 71
Massachusetts 15 7 8 0 .467 50 77 16 7 9 2 51 79
Rensselaer 14 6 7 1 .464 66 51 23 10 12 1 133 100
Dartmouth 21 9 12 0 .429 96 95 21 9 12 0 96 95
Merrimack 12 5 7 0 .417 45 63 13 6 7 0 53 63
Middlebury 17 7 10 0 .412 79 87 22 10 12 0 104 109
Northeastern 25 9 16 0 .360 115 140 26 9 17 0 118 145
Colby 17 6 11 0 .353 58 89 21 7 14 0 72 103
Boston University 22 7 15 0 .318 75 90 23 7 16 0 87 101
Bowdoin 18 5 13 0 .278 92 91 19 6 13 0 101 92
American International 15 4 11 0 .267 53 119 18 7 11 0 93 125
Princeton 21 5 16 0 .238 58 118 23 6 17 0 94 124
Hamilton 16 2 13 1 .156 21 100 17 2 14 1 25 105
Amherst 15 2 13 0 .133 28 111 18 4 14 0 34 118
MIT 8 1 7 0 .125 10 65 13 2 10 1 31 96
Championship: Harvard
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
March 5
Semifinals
March 8
Championship
March 9
                           
  1  Boston College 3  
8  Army 1  
  1  Boston College 6  
  4  St. Lawrence 2  
4  St. Lawrence 2*
  5  Providence 1  
    1  Boston College 3
  3  Harvard 4*
  2  Clarkson 3  
7  Brown 1  
  2  Clarkson 4 Third place
  3  Harvard 6  
3  Harvard 5 2  Clarkson 7
  6  Colgate 3   4  St. Lawrence 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (8) Army[edit]


(2) Clarkson vs. (7) Brown[edit]


(3) Harvard vs. (6) Colgate[edit]


(4) St. Lawrence vs. (5) Providence[edit]


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (4) St. Lawrence[edit]


(2) Clarkson vs. (3) Harvard[edit]


Third Place[edit]

(2) Clarkson vs. (4) St. Lawrence[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (3) Harvard[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[6][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harvard Men's Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Ralph "Cooney" Weiland Year-by-Year Coaching Record". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  3. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  4. ^ "ECAC Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  5. ^ "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guides". ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Men's All-Tournament Teams". ECAC Hockey. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 

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