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1997 ECAC Tournament

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The 1997 ECAC Tournament took place between March 4, 1997 and March 15, 1997 for the Men's Division I league and between March X, 1997 and March XX, 1997 for the Women's Division I league.

Men's Tournament Edit

The regular season champions were the Clarkson Golden Knights. Clarkson was awarded an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament through their regular season championship.

The seeds for the men's tournament were:

Dartmouth and Brown did not qualify for the tournament.

Preliminary RoundEdit

The preliminary round was played on March 4 among the 7-10 seeds at the site of the higher seed. The winner of each game advanced to the Quarterfinal Round.

Starr Rink - Hamilton, NY Final
#7 Colgate 0
#10 Yale 1
Bright Hockey Center - Boston, MA Final
#8 Harvard 4
#9 St. Lawrence 2

Quarterfinal RoundEdit

The Quarterfinal Round was held March 7-9 at the site of the higher seeds. The first team to accrue 3 points advanced to the Final Four.

Cheel Arena - Potsdam, NY Game 1 Game 2
#1 Clarkson 54
#10 Yale 21
Lynah Rink - Ithaca, NY Game 1 (ot) Game 2
#2 Cornell 24
#8 Harvard 21
Gutterson Fieldhouse - Burlington, VT Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
#3 Vermont 272
#6 Princeton 313
Houston Field House - Troy, NY Game 1 Game 2
#4 Rensselaer 33
#5 Union 11

ECAC Final FourEdit

The ECAC Championships took place March 14-15 at 1980 Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, New York. The games were single-elimination.

On March 14th, the remaining four teams took part in the semifinal round.

Semifinal #1 Final
#1 Clarkson 5
#6 Princeton 1
Semifinal #2 Final
#2 Cornell 5
#4 Rensselaer 3

The semifinal losers, Rensselaer and Princeton, played in the consolation game on March 15st.

ECAC Third Place Game Final
#4 Rensselaer 8
#6 Princeton 4

Cornell and Clarkson met in the ECAC Championship game. The Big Red of Cornell won their second straight ECAC title, and record ninth overall. Also for the second straight year, Cornell netminder Jason Elliott was named the tournament's Most Oustanding Player. Cornell was awarded the ECAC's second automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

ECAC Championship Game Final
#1 Clarkson 1
#2 Cornell 2

Clarkson, Cornell, and Vermont would go on to represent the ECAC in the NCAA Tournament.

Women's Tournament Edit

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