2016 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2016 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament is the 55th tournament in league history. It was played between March 4 and March 19, 2016. First Round and Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York. By winning the tournament, the team receives the ECAC's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament features 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, and no third-place game is played. All series after the quarterfinals are single-elimination games. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[edit]

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

2015–16 ECAC Hockey men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Quinnipiac † * 22 16 1 5 37 84 44 43 32 4 7 163 85
#10 Yale 22 14 5 3 31 57 37 32 19 9 4 86 57
#9 Harvard 22 12 6 4 28 72 47 34 19 11 4 116 81
#17 St. Lawrence 22 11 8 3 25 68 50 37 19 14 4 106 84
Clarkson 22 10 9 3 23 52 51 38 20 15 3 101 95
Rensselaer 22 8 7 7 23 47 49 40 18 15 7 97 104
Dartmouth 22 11 11 0 22 60 69 35 18 16 1 94 104
#18 Cornell 22 8 8 6 22 46 50 34 16 11 7 79 82
Union 22 6 10 6 18 53 62 36 13 14 9 91 96
Colgate 22 6 14 2 14 45 71 37 11 24 2 95 132
Brown 22 3 13 6 12 47 70 31 5 19 7 75 107
Princeton 22 3 16 3 9 40 71 31 5 23 3 60 99
Championship: March 19, 2016
dagger indicates conference regular season champion (Cleary Cup)
* indicates conference tournament champion (Whitelaw Cup)
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 8, 2016

Bracket[edit]

Teams are reseeded after the First Round and Quarterfinals

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

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

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

Clarkson won series 2–0


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

Rensselaer won series 2–0


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

Dartmouth won series 2–1


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

Cornell won series 2–0


Quarterfinals[edit]

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

Quinnipiac won series 2–1


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

Dartmouth won series 2–0


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

Harvard won series 2–0


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

St. Lawrence won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

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


(3) Harvard vs. (4) St. Lawrence[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Colgate vs. (3) Harvard[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s) [2][3]

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

ASN had the television rights to semifinals and championship game during the tournament.[4]

Broadcast Assignments[edit]

Semifinals & Championship

Streaming[edit]

Every game during the tournament was streamed through the ECAC Hockey's website.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ECAC men's Hockey 2015–16 Week 23". USCHO.com. 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  2. ^ "Men's All-Tournament Teams" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  3. ^ "Awards - NCAA (ECAC) All-Tournament Team". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  4. ^ "ECAC Hockey To Air on ASN". ecachockey.com. ECAC Hockey. 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  5. ^ a b "2016 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship Fan Guide". ecachockey.com. ECAC Hockey. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-03-06.