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Reseeding Sends #1 Men’s Hockey Through to ECAC Hockey Semifinals

3/11/2020 9:00:00 PM

ITHACA, N.Y. – ECAC Hockey announced Wednesday night that the Cornell men’s hockey team will now receive a bye through the quarterfinal round of the ECAC Hockey Championships and advance to the semifinal round at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 20 in Lake Placid. Four Cornell players are named finalists for ECAC yearly awards.

The league announced today changes to this weekend’s quarterfinals pairings after Harvard and Yale withdrew from post-season competition in light of their universities’ precautions regarding the mitigation of the coronavirus pandemic. The withdrawel of Harvard and Yale from competition re-seeds the ECAC quarterfinals. With six teams remaining, the top two seeds – Cornell and Clarkson – receive a bye into the semifinals. The second semifinal pairing will be decided by a quarterfinal series this weekend between [3] Quinnipiac and [11] Princeton and [4] Rensselaer and [8] Colgate.

As the top seed, Cornell draws the lowest-remaining seed after the quarterfinals. It marks the fourth consecutive season and the 12th time in the last 16 seasons that the Big Red has advanced to the ECAC Hockey Championship weekend.

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