2010 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2010 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 49th tournament in league history. It was played between March 5 and March 20, 2010. 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, Cornell received the ECAC Hockey automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

In the Quarterfinals series between Union and Quinnipiac the first match became the longest game played in NCAA history when the winning goal was scored in the 151st minute of play.

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 2010 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
#6 Yale 22 15 5 2 32 92 72 34 21 10 3 141 105
#9 Cornell* 22 14 5 3 31 74 43 34 21 9 4 107 67
Union 22 12 6 4 28 81 60 39 21 12 6 134 100
Colgate 22 12 8 2 26 78 70 36 15 15 6 118 119
St. Lawrence 22 9 8 5 23 62 61 42 19 16 7 118 121
Rensselaer 22 10 9 3 23 64 58 39 18 17 4 109 108
Quinnipiac 22 11 11 0 22 71 63 40 20 18 2 123 114
Princeton 22 8 12 2 18 65 76 31 12 16 3 91 103
Harvard 22 7 12 3 17 61 70 33 9 21 3 82 113
Dartmouth 22 7 12 3 17 69 79 32 10 19 3 96 115
Brown 22 6 12 4 16 64 95 37 13 20 4 103 134
Clarkson 22 4 15 3 11 50 84 37 9 24 4 92 136
Championship: Cornell
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 5–7
Quarterfinals[5]
March 12–14
Semifinals[6]
March 19
Championship
March 20
                                             
  1 Yale 2 6 0 2 Cornell 3  
5 St. Lawrence 3* 3 3 11 Brown 3 3 1 11 Brown 0  
12 Clarkson 2 4* 2
  2 Cornell 5 3
6 Rensselaer 1 4 2 9 Harvard 1 0     2 Cornell 3
11 Brown 3 1 3   3 Union 0
  3 Union 2 3 2
7 Quinnipiac 3 3 2 7 Quinnipiac 3***** 1 1
10 Dartmouth 2 6 1 Third place
  4 Colgate 1 3 3 Union 3
8 Princeton 2 0 5 St. Lawrence 2 4 5 St. Lawrence 1   5 St. Lawrence 0
9 Harvard 4 3 11 Brown 3

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First round[edit]

(5) St. Lawrence vs. (12) Clarkson[edit]

St. Lawrence won series 2–1


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

Brown won series 2–1


(7) Quinnipiac vs. (10) Dartmouth[edit]

Quinnipiac won series 2–1


(8) Princeton vs. (9) Harvard[edit]

Harvard won series 2–0


Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Yale vs. (11) Brown[edit]

Brown won series 2–1


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

Cornell won series 2–0


(3) Union vs. (7) Quinnipiac[edit]

Union won series 2–1


(4) Colgate vs. (5) St. Lawrence[edit]

St. Lawrence won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

(2) Cornell vs. (11) Brown[edit]


(3) Union vs. (5) St. Lawrence[edit]


Third place[edit]

(5) St. Lawrence vs. (8) Brown[edit]


Championship[edit]

(2) Cornell vs. (3) Union[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[32][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Mike Schafer Year-by-Year Coaching Record". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
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  22. ^ "Cornell 3, Harvard 0". USCHO.com. 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  23. ^ "Quinnipiac 3, Union 2". USCHO.com. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  24. ^ "Union 3, Quinnipiac 1". USCHO.com. 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  25. ^ "Union 2, Quinnipiac 1". USCHO.com. 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  26. ^ "St. Lawrence 2, Colgate 1". USCHO.com. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  27. ^ "St. Lawrence 4, Colgate 3". USCHO.com. 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  28. ^ "Cornell 3, Brown 0". USCHO.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  29. ^ "Union 3, St. Lawrence 1". USCHO.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  30. ^ "Brown 3, St. Lawrence 0". USCHO.com. 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  31. ^ "Cornell 3, Union 0". USCHO.com. 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  32. ^ "Men's All-Tournament Teams" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 

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