1968 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 1968 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 7th tournament in league history. It was played between March 5 and March 9, 1968.[4] Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the 'final four' games were played at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. By reaching the championship game both, Cornell and Boston College received invitations to participate in the 1968 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

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
Cornell†* 20 19 1 0 .950 144 29 29 27 2 0 187 43
Clarkson 16 11 5 0 .688 91 68 24 16 7 1 159 85
St. Lawrence 17 11 5 1 .676 86 73 23 14 8 1 124 90
Harvard 21 14 7 0 .667 123 74 24 15 9 0 139 88
Boston University 21 13 6 2 .667 116 61 32 20 9 3 174 89
Brown 20 12 6 2 .650 116 63 23 15 7 2 135 79
Boston College 23 14 8 1 .630 113 79 31 19 11 1 155 116
Princeton 23 13 9 1 .587 92 79 24 13 10 1 93 85
New Hampshire 13 7 6 0 .538 49 50 29 22 7 0 159 77
Colgate 17 9 8 0 .529 67 65 23 12 11 0 96 83
Rensselaer 17 8 9 0 .471 80 70 22 11 11 0 109 94
Army 12 5 7 0 .417 46 50 24 14 10 0 110 84
Yale 22 6 16 0 .273 43 117 24 6 18 0 50 120
Northeastern 17 4 13 0 .250 56 89 24 6 17 1 87 126
Providence 16 3 13 0 .188 32 114 25 7 18 0 67 149
Dartmouth 21 2 19 0 .095 55 115 23 4 19 0 67 120
Pennsylvania 16 1 15 0 .063 22 154 24 6 18 0 42 180
Championship: Cornell
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  Cornell 6  
8  Princeton 1  
  1  Cornell 7  
  5  Boston University 2  
4  Harvard 3
  5  Boston University 6  
    1  Cornell 6
  6  Boston College 3
  2  Clarkson 7  
7  Brown 3  
  2  Clarkson 5 Third place
  6  Boston College 6**  
3  St. Lawrence 6 2  Clarkson 4
  6  Boston College 7*   5  Boston University 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Cornell vs. (8) Princeton[edit]


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


(3) St. Lawrence vs. (6) Boston College[edit]


(4) Harvard vs. (5) Boston University[edit]


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Cornell vs. (5) Boston University[edit]


(2) Clarkson vs. (6) Boston College[edit]


Third Place[edit]

(2) Clarkson vs. (5) Boston University[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Cornell vs. (6) Boston College[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[6][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cornell Men's Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Ned Harkness 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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