2020 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship Fan Guide

2020 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship

1980 Rink - Herb Brooks Arena
2634 Main St. 

Lake Placid, NY 12946




All-Session Tickets are currently on sale at the Olympic Center Box Office and online.

Click here to purchase Tickets. 

Fans can purchase tickets by calling 518-523-3330 or by visiting the venue box office.

Adult = $60
Junior/Senior = $50
*Students = $30

Adult = $40
Junior/Senior = $35
*Students = $15

*Students Tickets will be available on campuses for the participating schools for the championship and at a designated student window at the Olympic Center Box Office.

*Ticketed guests will be permitted to leave the arena after the first game and return for the second game. Guests will need to get their hand stamped at any admission turnstile when they leave the building, and hold onto their tickets for re-admission.


Friday, March 20
Semifinal Games

Game 1- 4pm. Game 2 - 7:30pm

Saturday, March 21
Championship Game

7:30 PM

*Doors open at 3 p.m. on Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, one hour prior to game time.

QUARTERFINAL MATCHUPS (Best-of-three series, March 13-15)

No. 11 Princeton at No. 3 Quinnipiac

Friday, March 13 - 7 pm

Saturday, March 14 - 7 pm

Sunday, March 15 (if necessary) - 4 pm

No. 8 Colgate at No. 4 RPI

Friday, March 13 - 7 pm

Saturday, March 14 - 7 pm

Sunday, March 15 (if necessary) - 5 pm


FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS (Best-of-three series, March 6-8)

No. 12 St. Lawrence at No. 5 Harvard (Harvard Wins 2-0)

Friday, March 6 - Harvard 5 - St. Lawrence 3

Saturday, March 7 - Harvard 7 - St. Lawrence 1

No. 11 Princeton at No. 6 Dartmouth (Princeton wins 2-0)

Friday, March 6 - Princeton 4 - Dartmouth 3 (OT)

Saturday, March 7 - Princeton 5 - Dartmouth 4 (OT)

Sunday, March 8 (if necessary) - 5 pm

No. 10 Union at No. 7 Yale (Yale wins 2-1)

Friday, March 6 - Union 3 - Yale 0

Saturday, March 7 - Yale 4 - Union 1

Sunday, March 8 (if necessary) - Yale 2 - Union 1 (2OT)

No. 9 Brown at No. 8 Colgate (Colgate wins 2-0)

Friday, March 6 - Colgate 3 - Brown 0

Saturday, March 7 - Colgate 3 - Brown 2 (OT)

Sunday, March 8 (if necessary) - 7 pm 


Members of the media who wish to cover the championship weekend in Lake Placid must complete a CREDENTIAL REQUEST FORM.


Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  |  Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Championship Weekend games will be available for viewing via ESPN+

Pricing for ESPN+ is a $4.99 monthly cost that will also give subscribers access to additional ESPN programming, including highlights, fantasy shows, the entire 30 for 30 library, and more.

ESPN+ link: http://www.espn.com/watch/espnplus/?om-navmethod=topnav

International fans will also have the opportunity to watch Championship Weekend via Stretch Internet.

Stretch Internet link: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/ecachockey/

Fans can watch on mobile devices, laptops, as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku devices. The games will be available on iOS devices as well as Androids.


Click here for complete list of tournament champions. 


Click here for complete list of ECAC Hockey Annual Awards and Honors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Click here for complete list of ECAC Hockey Tournament Records.    

Click here for complete list of ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Teams.


Lake Placid annually hosted the ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship for a 10-year period from 1993-02 and as well as in 2014-present. The arena has been used several times for college hockey championships in the United States. It hosted the 1970, 1984 and 1988 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, commonly referred to as the Frozen Four. The arena has hosted the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship as well, in 2007.

The 13,450-seat multi-purpose venue was constructed for the 1980 Winter Olympics and seats approximately 7,700 for hockey.

Click here to learn about Lake Placid (destination information, hotels, travel, restaurants and tours of the Olympic Museum).

Following are the ECAC Men's Hockey Championship policies pertaining to seeding and tie-breaking procedures.

Seeding for championship competition is based on total points accumulated during league contests. In the event teams are tied in the final regular-season standings, the following tiebreakers (listed in order of application) shall be used to determine seeding. (Note: Only League games apply):

Comparison of game results between tied teams (head to head).
Comparison of results of games against the top four teams.
Comparison of results of games against the top eight teams.
Goal differential in head-to-head competition.
Goal differential in games against the top four teams.
Goal differential in games against the top eight teams.

In the case of ties among three or more schools, the criteria will be used in order until a team, or teams, is separated from the pack. At that point, the process will begin anew to break the "new" tie. In other words, when a four-way tie becomes a three-way tie, the three-way tie is treated as a "new" tie and the process begins with the first criterion.

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