Monday, March 9, 2015
ECAC Quarterfinals this Weekend
The quarterfinal round of the 2015 ECAC Division I Men's Hockey Tournament is set, as outlined at USCHO.com, following last week's best-of-three opening round for the bottom eight seeds:
No. 10 Union at No. 1 Quinnipiac (Season series: Quinnipiac won, 2-0)
No. 9 Rensselaer at No. 2 St. Lawrence (Season series: Tied, 1-1)
No. 6 Harvard at No.3 Yale (Season series: Yale won, 3-0)
No. 5 Dartmouth at No. 4 Colgate (Season series: Colgate won, 1-0-1)
Union ousted No. 7 Cornell in two games over the weekend, including a 7-0 win in the clincher on Saturday. Rensselaer advanced after outlasting Clarkson in three games, the only conference first-round series to go the distance. Harvard swept No. 11 Brown, and Dartmouth did likewise with No. 12 Princeton.
The quarterfinal winners advance to the single-elimination ECAC Championship in Lake Placid on March 20-21, with the conference's automatic berth in the 2015 NCAA Tournament at stake. Union has won the last three Whitelaw Cups.