1983 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|1983 ECAC Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 4–12, 1983|
|Finals site||Boston Garden|
|Champions||Harvard (2nd title)|
|Winning coach||Bill Cleary (1st title)|
|MVP||Mitch Olson (Harvard)|
ECAC Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1983 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 22nd tournament in league history. It was played between March 4 and March 12, 1983. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the 'final four' games were played at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. By winning the tournament, Harvard received the ECAC's automatic bid to the 1983 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
The tournament featured three rounds of play. The three teams that were division champions automatically qualified for the tournament while the remaining five seeds were given to the teams with the highest winning percentage. The top four seeds were given out to the three division champions and the top qualifier and assorted based upon winning percentage. The remaining four seeds were assigned to the other qualifiers and assorted based upon winning percentage. 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 a two-game series to determine the winner. In the two games no overtime was permitted and if the two teams remained tied after the two games then a 10-minute mini-game would be played where a sudden-death overtime was allowed if the scheduled time did not produce a victor. After the opening round every series becomes a single-elimination game. In the semifinals, the highest seed plays the lowest remaining seed while the two remaining teams play with the winners advancing to the championship game and the losers advancing to the third place game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1983 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; Pct. = Winning Percentage; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
^ Army had been accepted into ECAC Hockey but had not begun a conference schedule
Teams are reseeded after the first round
|5||Clarkson||3||2||0||3||New Hampshire||3||3||New Hampshire||5|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(1) Providence vs. (8) Yale
|March 4||Providence||2 – 1||Yale||Schneider Arena|
|March 5||Providence||2 – 1||Yale||Schneider Arena|
|Providence won series 2–0|
(2) Harvard vs. (7) Rensselaer
|March 4||Harvard||5 – 1||Rensselaer||Bright Hockey Center|
|March 5||Harvard||4 – 2||Rensselaer||Bright Hockey Center|
|Harvard won series 2–0|
(3) New Hampshire vs. (6) Boston University
|March 4||New Hampshire||3 – 3||Boston University||Snively Arena|
|March 5||New Hampshire||6 – 3||Boston University||Snively Arena|
|New Hampshire won series 1–0–1|
(4) St. Lawrence vs. (5) Clarkson
|March 4||St. Lawrence||5 – 3||Clarkson||Appleton Arena|
|March 5||St. Lawrence||1 – 2||Clarkson||Appleton Arena|
|March 5||St. Lawrence||3 – 0 (mini)||Clarkson||Appleton Arena|
|St. Lawrence won series 2–1|
(1) Providence vs. (4) St. Lawrence
|March 11||Providence||1 – 0||St. Lawrence||Boston Garden|
(2) Harvard vs. (3) New Hampshire
|March 11||Harvard||6 – 3||New Hampshire||Boston Garden|
(3) New Hampshire vs. (4) St. Lawrence
|March 12||New Hampshire||5 – 2||St. Lawrence||Boston Garden|
(1) Providence vs. (2) Harvard
|March 12||Providence||1 – 4||Harvard||Boston Garden|
- Mitch Olson (Harvard)
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