1969 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 1969 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 8th tournament in league history. It was played between March 4 and March 8, 1969.[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 Harvard received invitations to participate in the 1969 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 .950 139 39 29 27 2 0 190 54
Boston College 21 16 5 0 .762 114 72 26 19 7 0 144 91
Harvard 23 16 6 1 .717 135 74 28 19 8 1 157 101
Clarkson 18 12 5 1 .694 94 65 28 19 7 2 158 96
New Hampshire 16 10 5 1 .656 68 56 29 22 6 1 155 77
Boston University 21 13 8 0 .619 107 69 29 19 10 1 154 84
Rensselaer 14 8 5 1 .607 58 54 21 12 8 1 93 77
Brown 20 10 9 1 .525 98 83 22 10 11 1 100 86
St. Lawrence 18 8 8 2 .500 83 76 24 11 11 2 102 96
Army 11 4 6 1 .409 45 48 28 20 7 1 167 104
Yale 23 9 14 0 .391 72 113 24 9 15 0 72 113
Colgate 16 6 10 0 .375 53 68 25 12 13 0 116 110
Dartmouth 21 6 13 2 .333 83 146 23 7 14 2 91 154
Providence 15 4 11 0 .267 43 76 21 7 14 0 67 95
Northeastern 18 4 18 0 .222 56 108 23 7 16 0 74 127
Princeton 23 5 18 0 .217 62 91 24 5 19 0 62 91
Pennsylvania 15 1 14 0 .067 44 116 22 7 15 0 79 131
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 4
Semifinals
March 7
Championship
March 8
                           
  1  Cornell 3  
8  St. Lawrence 0  
  1  Cornell 3*  
  4  Boston University 2  
4  Boston University 4
  5  Rensselaer 2  
    1  Cornell 4
  2  Harvard 2
  2  Harvard 4*  
7  New Hampshire 3  
  2  Harvard 8 Third place
  6  Clarkson 6  
3  Boston College 2 4  Boston University 5
  6  Clarkson 4   6  Clarkson 0

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Cornell vs. (8) St. Lawrence[edit]


(2) Harvard vs. (7) New Hampshire[edit]


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


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


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Cornell vs. (4) Boston University[edit]


(2) Harvard vs. (6) Clarkson[edit]


Third Place[edit]

(4) Boston University vs. (6) Clarkson[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Cornell vs. (2) Harvard[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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