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Men's Tournament Edit
The regular season champions were the Clarkson Golden Knights.
The seeds for the men's tournament were:
- 1. Clarkson
- 2. St. Lawrence
- 3. Rensselaer
- 4. Princeton
- 5. Yale
- 6. Colgate
- 7. Cornell
- 8. Harvard
- 9. Vermont
- 10. Brown
The first round was played during March 12-14 at the site of the higher seed. The first team to accrue 3 points advanced to the Final Five.
|Cheel Arena - Potsdam, NY||Game 1 (ot)||Game 2|
|Appleton Arena - Canton, NY||Game 1||Game 2|
|#2 St. Lawrence||9||4|
|Houston Field House - Troy, NY||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3|
|Hobey Baker Rink - Princeton, NJ||Game 1 (ot)||Game 2|
|Ingalls Rink - New Haven, CT||Game 1||Game 2|
ECAC Final FiveEdit
The ECAC Championships took place March 18-20 at 1980 Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, New York. The games were single-elimination.
On March 18th, the two lowest seeds, Princeton and Colgate, competed in the Play-in game.
On March 19th, the remaining four teams took part in the semifinal round.
|#2 St. Lawrence||2||2||2||6|
The semifinal losers, Rensselaer and Princeton, played in the consolation game on March 20th.
|ECAC Third Place Game||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
St. Lawrence and Clarkson met in the ECAC Championship game, being played miles from the North Country region that both schools call home. 8,469 watched Clarkson, playing in its third straight ECAC championship game, win its first ECAC title since 1993, and fourth in school history. Knights defenseman Willie Mitchell was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Clarkson was awarded the ECAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
|ECAC Championship Game||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|#2 St. Lawrence||0||0||0||0|
Clarkson and St. Lawrence would both represent the ECAC in the NCAA tournament.