2008 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2008 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 47th tournament in league history. It was played between March 7 and March 22, 2008. First Round and Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York. By winning the tournament, Princeton received the ECAC Hockey automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament featured four rounds of play. The teams that finish above fifth place in the standings receive a bye to the quarterfinal round. In the first round, the fifth and twelfth seeds, the sixth and eleventh seeds, the seventh and tenth seeds and the eighth and ninth seeds played a best-of-three series with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals the one seed plays the lowest remaining seed, the second seed plays the second-lowest remaining seed, the third seed plays the third-lowest remaining seed and the fourth seed plays the fourth-lowest remaining seed an another best-of-three series with the winners of these the series advancing to the Semifinals. In the semifinals the top remaining seed plays the lowest remaining seed while the two remaining teams play against each other. The winners of the semifinals play in the championship game while the losers play in a third-place game. All series after the quarterfinals are single-elimination games. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#10 Clarkson 22 15 4 3 33 72 47 39 22 13 4 108 93
#11 Princeton* 22 14 8 0 28 75 57 35 21 14 0 112 95
Harvard 22 12 7 3 27 59 41 34 17 13 4 98 79
Union 22 10 7 5 25 50 57 35 15 14 6 79 91
Cornell 22 12 9 1 25 60 43 36 19 14 3 102 78
Quinnipiac 22 9 9 4 22 62 67 39 20 15 4 120 118
Yale 22 9 9 4 22 58 61 34 16 14 4 93 94
Colgate 22 8 9 5 21 58 55 42 18 18 6 113 104
St. Lawrence 22 7 13 2 16 58 68 37 13 20 4 103 109
Rensselaer 22 6 13 3 15 45 69 38 11 23 4 79 113
Brown 22 6 13 3 15 50 68 31 6 21 4 67 108
Dartmouth 22 6 13 3 15 64 78 32 12 16 4 98 107
Championship: Princeton
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit]

Teams are reseeded after the First Round and Quarterfinals

  First Round[4]
March 7–9
Quarterfinals[5]
March 14–16
Semifinals[6]
March 21
Championship
March 22
                                             
  1  Clarkson 1 3 2 2  Princeton 3  
5  Cornell 3 3 6 8  Colgate 0 4 3** 8  Colgate 0  
12  Dartmouth 2 5 0
  2  Princeton 3 3 4
6  Quinnipiac 7* 7 7  Yale 0 4 0     2  Princeton 4
11  Brown 6 1   3  Harvard 1
  3  Harvard 11 4 3
7  Yale 3*** 3* 6  Quinnipiac 0 7 1
10  Rensselaer 2 2 Third Place
  4  Union 2 2 3  Harvard 3
8  Colgate 2 3 3 5  Cornell 3 3 5  Cornell 2   5  Cornell 4
9  St. Lawrence 5 2 1 8  Colgate 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First round[edit]

(5) Cornell vs. (12) Dartmouth[edit]

Cornell won series 2–1


(6) Quinnipiac vs. (11) Brown[edit]

Quinnipiac won series 2–0


(7) Yale vs. (10) Rensselaer[edit]

Yale won series 2–0


(8) Colgate vs. (9) St. Lawrence[edit]

Colgate won series 2–1


Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Clarkson vs. (8) Colgate[edit]

Colgate won series 2–1


(2) Princeton vs. (7) Yale[edit]

Princeton won series 2–1


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

Harvard won series 2–1


(4) Union vs. (5) Cornell[edit]

Cornell won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

(2) Princeton vs. (8) Colgate[edit]


(3) Harvard vs. (5) Cornell[edit]


Third place[edit]

(5) Cornell vs. (8) Colgate[edit]


Championship[edit]

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


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[32][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "Princeton 3, Yale 0". USCHO.com. 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
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  23. ^ "Harvard 11, Quinnipiac 0". USCHO.com. 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  24. ^ "Quinnipiac 7, Harvard 4". USCHO.com. 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  25. ^ "Harvard 3, Quinnipiac 1". USCHO.com. 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  26. ^ "Cornell 3, Union 2". USCHO.com. 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  27. ^ "Cornell 3, Union 2". USCHO.com. 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  28. ^ "Princeton 3, Colgate 0". USCHO.com. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  29. ^ "Harvard 3, Cornell 1". USCHO.com. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  30. ^ "Cornell 4, Colgate 2". USCHO.com. 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  31. ^ "Princeton 4, Harvard 1". USCHO.com. 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  32. ^ "Men's All-Tournament Teams". ECAC Hockey. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 

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