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The 2002 ECAC Tournament took place between March 8, 2002 and March 16, 2002 for the Men's Division I league and between March X, 2002 and March XX, 2002 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
#9 Cornell 22 17 3 2 36 74 34 35 25 8 2 118 63
Clarkson 22 11 6 5 27 62 51 38 17 15 6 109 97
#13 Harvard* 22 10 9 3 23 67 62 34 15 15 4 97 99
Dartmouth 22 9 8 5 23 66 59 32 14 13 5 97 89
Rensselaer 22 10 9 3 23 64 59 37 20 13 4 120 101
Princeton 22 10 10 2 22 51 63 31 11 18 2 66 98
Colgate 22 10 10 2 22 53 59 34 13 19 2 90 121
Brown 22 10 10 2 22 52 53 31 14 15 2 72 80
St. Lawrence 22 9 11 2 20 62 64 34 11 21 2 83 107
Yale 22 9 11 2 20 70 65 31 10 19 2 93 94
Union 22 8 11 3 19 53 58 32 13 13 6 94 90
Vermont 22 3 18 1 7 46 93 31 3 26 2 62 134
Championship: Harvard
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

Tournament Edit

The regular season champions were the Cornell Big Red.

The seeds for the men's tournament were:

Union and Vermont did not qualify for the tournament.

First RoundEdit

The first round was played during March 8-9 at the site of the higher seed. The teams played a best of 3 series.

Lynah Rink - Ithaca, NY Game 1 Game 2
#1 Cornell 24
#10 Yale 12
Cheel Arena - Potsdam, NY Game 1 Game 2
#2 Clarkson 36
#9 St. Lawrence 11
Bright Hockey Center - Boston, MA Game 1 Game 2 (ot)
#3 Harvard 42
#8 Brown 11
Thompson Arena - Hanover, NH Game 1 (ot) Game 2
#4 Dartmouth 54
#7 Colgate 41
Houston Field House - Troy, NY Game 1 Game 2
#5 Rensselaer 56
#6 Princeton 30

ECAC Final FiveEdit

The ECAC Championships took place March 14-16 at 1980 Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, New York. The games were single-elimination.

On March 14th, the two lowest seeds, Dartmouth and Rensselaer, competed in the Play-in game.

Play-in Game 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#4 Dartmouth 0011
#5 Rensselaer 0022

On March 15th, the remaining four teams took part in the semifinal round.

Semifinal #1 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#2 Clarkson 01102
#3 Harvard 10113
Semifinal #2 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#1 Cornell 1113
#5 Rensselaer 0000

The semifinal losers, Clarkson and Rensselaer, played in the consolation game on March 16th.

ECAC Third Place Game 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#2 Clarkson 2103
#5 Rensselaer 1034

Long time rivals Cornell and Harvard met in the ECAC Championship game. 6,518 watched the longest ECAC Championship Game in history. Tyler Kolarik broke the deadlock 16:26 into the second overtime period. He was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Harvard was awarded the ECAC's automatic bid.

ECAC Championship Game 1st 2nd 3rd OT 2OT Final
#1 Cornell 120003
#3 Harvard 120014

Both Harvard and Cornell would represent the ECAC in the NCAA Tournament.