2014 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship Fan Guide

2014 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship Fan Guide


2014 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship

March 21-22

1980 Rink - Herb Brooks Arena
2634 Main St. 

Lake Placid, NY 12946



Lake Placid annually hosted the ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship for a ten-year period from 1993-2002. 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 multi-purpose venue was constructed for the 1980 Winter Olympics and seats approximately 7,700 for hockey. 

Union College - click here for complete list of tournament champions.

Friday, March 21
Semifinal Game One - Union 5 vs. Cornell 2
Semifinal Game Two - Colgate 3 vs. Quinnipiac 2, (2ot)

Saturday, March 22
Union 5 vs. Colgate 2

PRACTICE TIMES - Open to the Public and Media.
Thursday, March 20
11 a.m. - Noon - Union
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Quinnipiac
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Colgate
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Cornell

Friday, March 21
9:15 - 10 a.m. - Cornell
10:15 - 11 a.m. - Union
11:15 - noon - Colgate
12:15 - 1 p.m. - Quinnipiac  

ECAC Hockey has partnered with Fox College Sports (FCS) to televise the 2014 semifinals and championship game March 21-22 at the 1980 Rink - Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid N.Y. Production shall be arranged by USA World Events, LLC.

Eric Frede will be the play-by-play announcer with Cap Raeder providing color commentary and Sonny Waltrous on the sideline.

Games will be on DirecTV - 623 for the semifinals.

FCS Atlantic on all other cable subscribers. 

The following is an FCS channel finder to locate availability in your area:


Fans can get instant information by signing up and following ECAC Hockey on twitter @ECACHOCKEYMWD1.


In addition to having the championship game appear live on Fox College Sports, the league has set-up a stream through American Sports One....see link below:


Game will not appear live until 30 sec before puck drops.

The Men's Championship semifinals and final contest will be streamed on Fox Sports Go:

Here is the FOX Sports Go app link - http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/

ECAC Hockey first-round and quarterfinal tournament games will be available for viewing by a global audience and be aired through www.ecachockey.com and America ONE Sports.

ECAC Hockey tournament games will be available for viewing by a global audience and be aired through www.ecachockey.com as well as http://www.americaonesports.com/partner_members.asp?id=407. Fans can watch all games from the ECAC Hockey tournaments on mobile devices as well as standard PCs and Macs. The games will be available on iOS devices as well as Androids.

Fans can either purchase a game for $9 (US) for viewing directly on a mobile device or purchase for viewing on a standard computer and add the mobile option for an extra dollar.

FIRST-ROUND (Friday, March 7 - Sunday, March 9 - Best-of-three)
No. 12 Princeton at No. 5 Clarkson (Clarkson wins series, 2-1)
No. 11 Harvard at No. 6 Yale (Yale wins series, 2-0)
No. 10 Dartmouth at No. 7 Rensselaer (Dartmouth wins series, 2-1)
No. 9 Brown at No. 8 St. Lawrence (St. Lawrence wins series, 2-0)

QUARTERFINALS (Friday, March 14 - Sunday, March 16 - Best-of-three)
(Winners of First-Round at home arenas of four seeds)
No. 10 Dartmouth at No. 1 Union (Union wins series, 2-0)
No. 8 St. Lawrence at No. 2 Colgate (Colgate wins series, 2-0)
No. 6 Yale at No. 3 Quinnipiac (Quinnipiac wins series, 2-0)
No. 5 Clarkson at No. 4 Cornell (Cornell wins series, 2-1)

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


All-Session Tickets are currently on-sale at the Olympic Center Box Office.
Fans can purchase tickets by calling 518-523-3330 or by visiting the venue.

Adult = $50
Junior/Senior = $40
*Students = $20

Adult = $30
Junior/Senior = $25
*Students = $10

*Discounted 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.
Adult Ages:  13-64 -- Junior Ages:  12 & Under -- Senior Ages:  65 & Over

A limited number of special all-session Premium Seats are available by calling 518-523-3330 with access to the venue’s Hospitality Center.

Adult = $175
Junior/Senior = $130

Adult = $100
Junior/Senior = $85

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.

Groups of 20 or more please call 518-523-3330 to qualify for a discount on any session.

Hours for week of March 16 - 22 are:
Sunday (3/16) - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday (3/17) - Thursday (3/22) - open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday (3/21) - open 8:30 a.m. and open until 2nd intermission of second game.
Saturday (3/22)  - open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.


The village is located near the south end of Lake Placid lake. More immediate to the village is Mirror Lake, which lies between the village and Lake Placid. The village has a total area of 1.5 square miles.

Lake Placid is home to a variety of luxurious getaways, rustic accommodations and picturesque Adirondack retreats, providing plenty to choose from.

Click here to find accommodating Lake Placid hotels, discover off-the-beaten path locations. 

The 1980 Rink - Herb Brooks Arena is located at 2634 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946

From New York City, New Jersey and points South
Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) north to Exit 24 (Albany). Take I-87 north (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 30. Pick up Route 9 north and follow it for two miles to Route 73. Continue on Route 73 for 28 Miles to Lake Placid. Drive time from New York City - 5 hours; Albany - 2 1/2 hours

From Boston, Springfield, Hartford
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Albany. Pick up I-787 north to Cohoes. Connect with Route 7 west to I-87 north. Follow I-87 north (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 30. Pick up Route 9 north and follow it for two miles to Route 73. Continue on Route 73 for 28 Miles to Lake Placid. Drive time from Boston - 5 hours

From Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and points West
Take I-90 (New York State Thruway) east to Exit 36 (Syracuse). Pick up I-81 north and follow to Watertown. Take Route 3 and follow it east to Saranac Lake, then follow Route 86 east to Lake Placid. Drive time from Buffalo - 5 1/2 hours; from Rochester - 4 1/2 hours; from Syracuse - 3 1/2 hours

From Toronto
, Take 401 east to Cornwall Bridge. Pick up Route 37 east to Malone. Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route 86. Continue on Route 86 to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Drive time from Toronto - 5 1/2 hours

From Ottawa, 
Take routes south to the Cornwall Bridge. Pick up Route 37 east to Malone. Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route 86. Continue on Route 86 to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Drive time from Ottawa - 3 hours

From Montreal, 
Take Route 15 south to Champlain crossing, connecting with I-87 (Adirondack Northway) south. Take Exit 34 west, follow Routh 9N, then Route 86 to Wilmington and on to Lake Placid. Drive time from Montreal - 2 hours

Amtrak Operates between New York City and Montreal - local stop in Westport, N.Y. (40 miles from Lake Placid).

For information call 1-800-888-8478. Shuttle bus service to Lake Placid must be arranged with a reservation: 518-523-0294 or 866-226-1152.

The Lake Champlain Region is within two hours driving time of three major airports:
Albany, NY — car rental information
Burlington, VT — car rental information
Montreal, Quebec — car rental information

Adirondack Regional Airport

Airport Identifier: SLK

Located in Lake Clear, 16 miles from Lake Placid, it offers easy access to the entire region.
Hertz and Enterprise rental cars are available on site.
Service by Cape Air. 

Airport Phone: 518-891-4600
Ticket Information: 1-866-CAPE-AIR

Plattsburgh International Airport
Airport identifier: PGB

Just one hour south of Montreal, Plattsburgh International Airport is conveniently located off New York's I-87, on beautiful Lake Champlain serving as "Montreal's U.S. Airport." 

There is daily scheduled flight service between Plattsburgh International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport via Cape Air.

Visit the only Olympic museum in North America that interprets the stories of two Olympic Winter Games – 1932 and 1980. See the extensive collection of Olympic material including items that display Lake Placid's rich sports history from 1895 to present. The displays and exhibits will bring to life the memories and accounts of Olympic achievement through the years. As you journey throughout the museum to see our many treasures, make sure you take some time to watch the never-released historical footage of the 1980 Miracle on Ice hockey game.

Olympic Center
2634 Main St. 
Lake Placid, NY 12946
--- Open Daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.---

Museum Rates
Adult | Teen:  $7
Junior (12 and under):  $5
Senior (65+):  $5
6 & Under:  Free

The Adirondack culinary experience is inspired by the diversity of the natural elements that characterize this magnificent region. From traditional American cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere to an gourmet dinner within one of its elegant hotels, you're sure to find something to satisfy your craving in one of the many Lake Placid restaurants.

Whether you want a gourmet meal at a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant or you just feel like breakfast in bed, Lake Placid's restaurants provide an array of options from family-style fare in a rustic setting to fine dining amidst the spectacular backdrop that can only be found in the Adirondack Mountains. The Lake Placid region offers dining experiences that will please any palate.

Click here to find a listing of eating establishments.


Visit Lake Placid and invent your own perfect day. Sheltered among the Adirondack Park's six million acres, the alpine village offers endless opportunity for outdoor recreation in any season. Click here for a variety of fun activities or visit www.whiteface.com for details on winter activities.

Tours of the arena are available Monday-Saturday - 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at a cost of $8.50 per person and can be purchased at the arena Box Office.

The tour begins on the second floor in the Olympic Center down the hall from the 1980 Rink/Herb Brooks Arena.


The Village of Lake Palcid offers free Trolley Service for its visitors.

Click here for current schedule.

The average temperature in Lake Placid for the month of March has been a high of 40 °F degrees and a low of 17 °F degrees.

Click here for the current weather.    



All-Tournament Teams - click here.

2014 All-Tournament Team
F - Daniel Carr, Union
F - Mike Vecchione, Union
F - Tyson Spink, Colgate
D - Shayne Gostisbehere, Union
D - Mat Bodie, Union
G - Colin Stevens, Union

Most Outstanding Player - Daniel Carr, Union

Tournament Records - click here.

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.

Developed by PrestoSports, the ECAC Hockey Front Row mobile app, which is free of charge, provides fans with the ability to follow the League from any location and at any time.

Features include:

-Schedules and Standings
-News and information from the ECAC Hockey office

-Twitter messages
- Latest scores and upcoming games
-Notifications alerts
-Support for additional links on scoreboards including live audio and video when available
-Scoreboard icons
-Links open within the app

Visit the league's official online store at www.shopecachockey.com. Fans can access the store from the banner link on both the League’s Web site primary men’s and women’s home pages.

Located on Lake Placid's Main Street, the ORDA Store is a good place to begin your visit to the Olympic Region. This is where you can learn about events at the Olympic venues, pick up schedules and buy lift tickets, event tickets and the Olympic Sites Passport, an all-access package that gets you into all the sites at a great price. Our friendly staff will answer questions about the venues, give you directions and help you get the most out of your visit. It also carries an array of unique Olympic Region and ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship merchandise—sweatshirts, hats, pins and posters you won't find elsewhere.