ECAC Hockey announced the pairings for the upcoming 2011 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship Tournament semifinal games Friday, March 18th at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Championship is presented by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority.
No. 2 seed Yale (26-6-1, 17-4-1) will face No. 12 seed Colgate (11-26-3, 4-15-3) Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Bulldogs and the Raiders met twice during the regular-season with Yale earning a 6-4 win at Colgate in November and the two teams skating to a 1-1 overtime tie at Ingalls Rink during the last weekend of regular-season play. This will be the second trip to the conference tournament final four in three years for the Bulldogs, while the Raiders are playing in the semifinals for the first time since 2008.
No. 3 seed Dartmouth (18-11-3, 12-8-2) will face off with No. 4 seed Cornell (15-14-3, 11-9-2) in the late game at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. The Big Green is making their first appearance in the tournament semifinals bracket since 2007. Dartmouth won its series, 2-1 over a gamely Harvard squad at Thompson Arena this past weekend. Cornell, the reigning tournament champion, will be looking to claim its sixth title under the guidance of head coach Mike Schafer. The two teams faced each other twice during the regular-season, tying 2-2, and the Big Red prevailing in another close contest, 3-2.
Single-Session tickets are priced at $26 for the upper bowl, $31 for the lower bowl, and $51.00 for the first two rows on the glass. TD Family 4-Packs are $79 and include 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 soft drinks and must be purchased in advance. Two-day All-Session tickets are still available, and are priced at $85 for the first two rows on the glass, $50 for the lower bowl and $40 for seats in the upper bowl. Family friendly, no-alcohol sections are available for $50.
Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-736-1420.