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The 2000 ECAC Tournament took place between March 10, 2000 and March 18, 2000 for the Men's Division I league and between March X, 2000 and March XX, 2000 for the Women's Division I league.

Conference StandingsEdit

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

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 St. Lawrence†* 20 16 3 1 33 76 47 37 27 8 2 130 94
#9 Colgate 20 14 4 2 30 85 61 35 24 9 2 132 93
#13 Rensselaer 21 11 9 1 23 61 49 37 22 13 2 123 85
Cornell 20 10 9 1 21 70 54 32 16 14 2 104 86
Clarkson 20 9 8 3 21 69 71 35 17 15 3 111 116
Princeton 21 8 9 4 20 66 66 30 10 16 4 84 97
Harvard 21 9 10 2 20 65 63 30 11 17 2 85 95
Dartmouth 21 8 10 3 19 54 63 30 9 17 4 71 98
Yale 21 6 11 4 16 45 63 30 9 16 5 68 85
Union 21 6 14 1 13 48 75 33 8 24 1 79 127
Brown 21 4 15 2 10 52 78 28 6 19 3 66 98
Vermont^ 7 3 2 2 8 25 26 17 5 9 3 53 75
Championship: St. Lawrence
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
^ Vermont was ineligible for the postseason
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

Tournament Edit

The regular season champions were the St. Lawrence Saints.

The seeds for the men's tournament were:

Brown did not qualify for the tournament. Vermont canceled its season following a hazing scandal and was not eligible for the playoffs.

First RoundEdit

The first round was played during March 10-11 at the site of the higher seed. The teams played a best of 3 series.

Appleton Arena - Canton, NY Game 1 Game 2 (ot)
#1 St. Lawrence 84
#10 Union 43
Starr Rink - Hamilton, NY Game 1 (ot) Game 2
#2 Colgate 54
#9 Yale 42
Houston Field House - Troy, NY Game 1 Game 2 (ot)
#3 Rensselaer 73
#8 Dartmouth 22
Lynah Rink - Ithaca, NY Game 1 Game 2
#4 Cornell 44
#7 Harvard 33
Cheel Arena - Potsdam, NY Game 1 Game 2
#5 Clarkson 32
#6 Princeton 21

ECAC Final FiveEdit

The ECAC Championships took place March 16-18 at 1980 Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, New York. The games were single-elimination.

On March 16th, the two lowest seeds, Cornell and Clarkson, competed in the Play-in game.

Play-in Game 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#4 Cornell 1304
#5 Clarkson 1012

On March 17th, the remaining four teams took part in the semifinal round.

Semifinal #1 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#2 Colgate 1001
#3 Rensselaer 0213
Semifinal #2 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#1 St. Lawrence 11013
#4 Cornell 01102

The semifinal losers, Colgate and Cornell, played in the consolation game on March 18th.

ECAC Third Place Game 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#2 Colgate 2114
#4 Cornell 0000

St. Lawrence and Rensselaer met in the ECAC Championship game. 6,790 watched St. Lawrence win its ECAC title since 1992, and fifth in school history, shutting out the Engineers 2-0. The Saints' freshman goaltender, Derek Gustafson was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. St. Lawrence was awarded the ECAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

ECAC Championship Game 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#1 St. Lawrence 1102
#3 Rensselaer 0000