2004 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2004 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 43rd tournament in league history. It was played between March 5 and March 20, 2004. First Round and Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, New York. By winning the tournament, Harvard received the ECAC's automatic bid to the 2004 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 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 2004 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
Colgate 22 14 6 2 30 65 44 39 22 12 5 111 80
Cornell 22 13 6 3 29 53 32 32 16 10 6 85 62
Brown 22 13 7 2 28 62 40 31 15 11 5 80 60
Dartmouth 22 10 5 7 27 66 60 34 14 11 9 95 91
Rensselaer 22 13 8 1 27 70 44 39 22 15 2 116 89
#13 Harvard* 22 10 10 2 22 58 55 36 18 15 3 104 94
Yale 22 10 12 0 20 65 88 31 12 19 0 89 134
Union 22 8 11 3 19 46 52 36 14 17 5 89 108
Clarkson 22 8 12 2 18 51 61 41 18 18 5 121 113
St. Lawrence 22 7 12 3 17 62 67 41 14 21 6 104 119
Vermont 22 7 14 1 15 57 79 35 9 22 4 85 127
Princeton 22 5 15 2 12 50 83 31 5 24 2 62 122
Championship: Harvard
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit]

Teams are reseeded after the First Round and Quarterfinals

  First Round[3]
March 5–6
Quarterfinals[4]
March 12–14
Semifinals[5]
March 19
Championship
March 20
                                             
  1 Colgate 1 1 2 1 Colgate 1  
5 Renssealer 5 3* 10 St. Lawrence 2 0 1 9 Clarkson 2  
12 Princeton 4 2
  2 Cornell 5 4 1
6 Harvard 3 5 9 Clarkson 1 5 5     9 Clarkson 2
11 Vermont 0 3   6 Harvard 4
  3 Brown 2 2
7 Yale 3 3 6 Harvard 4 3*
10 St. Lawrence 4* 4* Third Place
  4 Dartmouth 1 6 1 4 Dartmouth 1
8 Union 3 2 5 Rensselaer 3 0 0 6 Harvard 2   1 Colgate 3
9 Clarkson 8 5 4 Dartmouth 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First round[edit]

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

Rensselaer won series 2–0


(6) Harvard vs. (11) Vermont[edit]

Harvard won series 2–0


(7) Yale vs. (10) St. Lawrence[edit]

St. Lawrence won series 2–0


(8) Union vs. (9) Clarkson[edit]

Clarkson won series 2–0


Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Colgate vs. (10) St. Lawrence[edit]

Colgate won series 2–1


(2) Cornell vs. (9) Clarkson[edit]

Clarkson won series 2–1


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

Harvard won series 2–0


(4) Dartmouth vs. (5) Rensselaer[edit]

Dartmouth won series 2–1


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Colgate vs. (9) Clarkson[edit]


(4) Dartmouth vs. (6) Harvard[edit]


Third place[edit]

(1) Colgate vs. (4) Dartmouth[edit]


Championship[edit]

(6) Harvard vs. (9) Clarkson[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[29][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)

Tournament Three Stars[30][edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Rensselaer 3, Princeton 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-06. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
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  14. ^ "St. Lawrence 2, Colgate 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
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  23. ^ "Dartmouth 6, Rensselaer 0". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
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  25. ^ "Clarkson 2, Colgate 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-19. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  26. ^ "Harvard 2, Dartmouth 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-19. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  27. ^ "Colgate 3, Dartmouth 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-20. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  28. ^ "Harvard 4, Clarkson 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-20. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
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  30. ^ "2004 ECAC Championship". Inside College Hockey. 2004-03-20. Archived from the original on 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 

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