2011 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2011 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 4 and March 19, 2011 at campus locations and at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Yale won its second ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament and received ECAC Hockey's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament features four rounds of play. In the first round, the fifth and twelfth, sixth and eleventh, seventh and tenth, and eighth and ninth seeds as determined by the final regular season standings play a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals. There, the first seed and lowest ranked first round winner, the second seed and second lowest ranked first round winner, the third seed and second highest ranked first round winner, and the fourth seed and highest ranked first round winner play a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-game, with the winner advancing to the championship game and the loser advancing to the third place game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular season 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
#4 Union 22 17 3 2 36 75 43 40 26 10 4 144 84
#3 Yale 22 17 4 1 35 84 46 36 28 7 1 151 74
#18 Dartmouth 22 12 8 2 26 70 48 34 19 12 3 111 87
Cornell 22 11 9 2 24 57 53 34 16 15 3 86 88
Princeton 22 11 9 2 24 69 70 32 17 13 2 105 88
#20 Rensselaer 22 11 9 2 24 67 52 38 20 13 5 110 90
Clarkson 22 9 12 1 19 58 78 36 15 19 2 98 117
Quinnipiac 22 6 9 7 19 49 62 39 16 15 8 95 102
Brown 22 8 12 2 18 55 70 31 10 16 5 83 107
Harvard 22 7 14 1 15 49 61 34 12 21 1 77 98
St. Lawrence 22 6 15 1 13 53 73 40 13 22 5 101 124
Colgate 22 4 15 3 11 51 81 42 11 28 3 107 142
Championship:
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Top 20 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 4–6
Quarterfinals
March 11–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                                             
  1  Union 4 2 3 2  Yale 4  
5  Rensselaer 4 2 1 12  Colgate 1 4 4 12  Colgate 0  
12  Colgate 2 5 2**
  2  Yale 3 5 4
6  Princeton 4 2 1 11  St. Lawrence 4* 2 0     2  Yale 6
11  St. Lawrence 1 3 2   4  Cornell 0
  3  Dartmouth 2 2 4
7  Clarkson 1 4 10  Harvard 3 1 3
10  Harvard 2 6 Third place
  4  Cornell 2 0 3 3  Dartmouth 0
8  Quinnipiac 4 4 8  Quinnipiac 1 1 2 4  Cornell 3   3  Dartmouth 5
9  Brown 0 0 12  Colgate 3


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round[edit]

(5) Rensselaer vs. (12) Colgate[edit]

Colgate wins series 2-1


(6) Princeton vs. (11) St. Lawrence[edit]

St. Lawrence wins series 2-1


(7) Clarkson vs. (10) Harvard[edit]

Havard wins series 2-0


(8) Quinnipiac vs. (9) Brown[edit]

Quinnipiac wins series 2-0


Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Union vs. (12) Colgate[edit]

Colgate Wins Series 2-1


(2) Yale vs. (11) St. Lawrence[edit]

Series tied 1-1


(3) Dartmouth vs. (10) Harvard[edit]

Series tied 1-1


(4) Cornell vs. (8) Quinnipiac[edit]

Series tied 1-1


Semifinals[edit]

(2) Yale vs. (12) Colgate[edit]


(3) Dartmouth vs. (4) Cornell[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Yale vs. (4) Cornell[edit]


3rd Place Game[edit]

(3) Dartmouth vs. (12) Colgate[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's All-Tournament Teams". ECAC Hockey. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 

External links[edit]