|1990 ECAC Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||February 27–March 11, 1990|
|Finals site|| Boston Garden|
|Champions||Colgate (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Terry Slater (1st title)|
|MVP||Craig Woodcroft (Colgate)|
| ECAC Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1990 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 29th tournament in league history. It was played between February 27 and March 11, 1990. Preliminary and 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, Colgate received the ECAC's automatic bid to the 1990 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
The tournament featured four rounds of play. The two teams that finish below tenth place in the standings are not eligible for tournament play. In the first round, the seventh and tenth seeds and the eighth and ninth seeds each play a single game to determine the final qualifying teams for the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals the first seed and lower ranked qualifier, the second seed and higher ranked qualifier, 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 1990 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Teams are reseeded after the first two rounds
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(7) Princeton vs. (10) YaleEdit
|February 27||Princeton||1 – 5||Yale||Hobey Baker Memorial Rink|
(8) Brown vs. (9) VermontEdit
|February 27||Brown||7 – 5||Vermont||Meehan Auditorium|
(1) Colgate vs. (10) YaleEdit
|March 2||Colgate||10 – 3||Yale||Starr Rink|
|March 4 (ppd)||Colgate||5 – 4||Yale||Starr Rink|
|Colgate won series 2–0|
(2) Rensselaer vs. (8) BrownEdit
|March 2||Rensselaer||5 – 3||Brown||Houston Field House|
|March 3||Rensselaer||6 – 4||Brown||Houston Field House|
|Rensselaer won series 2–0|
(3) Cornell vs. (6) HarvardEdit
|March 2||Cornell||6 – 2||Harvard||Lynah Rink|
|March 3||Cornell||4 – 2||Harvard||Lynah Rink|
|Cornell won series 2–0|
(4) Clarkson vs. (5) St. LawrenceEdit
|March 2||Clarkson||4 – 1||St. Lawrence||Walker Arena|
|March 3||Clarkson||5 – 2||St. Lawrence||Walker Arena|
|Clarkson won series 2–0|
(1) Colgate vs. (4) ClarksonEdit
|March 10||Colgate||5 – 3||Clarkson||Boston Garden|
(2) Rensselaer vs. (3) CornellEdit
|March 10||Rensselaer||3 – 2||Cornell||Boston Garden|
(1) Colgate vs. (2) RensselaerEdit
|March 11||Colgate||5 – 4||Rensselaer||Boston Garden|
- F Joel Gardiner (Colgate)
- F Craig Woodcroft* (Colgate)
- F Tony Hejna (Rensselaer)
- D Dave Tretowicz (Clarkson)
- D Dan Ratushny (Cornell)
- D Stephane Robitaille (Rensselaer)
- G Dave Gagnon (Colgate)
- ↑ "Colgate Men's Team History", USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
- ↑ "Terry Slater Year-by-Year Coaching Record", USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-22.
- ↑ "ECAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
- ↑ "ECAC Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
- ↑ "Columbia Daily Spectator, Volume CXIV, Number 92, 7 March 1990 — Page 12", Columbia Spectator, 1990-03-07. Retrieved on 2014-04-29.
- ↑ "College Hockey Notebook; Road to Final a 3-Way Route", The New York Times, 1988-03-08. Retrieved on 2014-04-29.
- ↑ "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guides", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
- ↑ "Men's All-Tournament Teams", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-04-26. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02.
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