2004-05 Weekly Releases

  • And Then there Were Four . . . Cornell, Harvard, Colgate and Vermont Advance to ECACHL Semifinals
    March 14, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- The championship field has been set for the 2005 ECAC Men's Hockey League Tournament, and Cornell Harvard, Colgate and Vermont will be coming to the Pepsi Arena March 18-19 to determine the league champion.
  • First Round Complete ... Quarterfinals Ready to Roll
    March 07, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- The first weekend of playoff action is complete in the ECAC Hockey League and the top four teams will now join the fray after having the first weekend off. Clarkson pulled the lone upset of the weekend and it took over 200 minutes to get it done. Otherwise, three of last week's high seeds remain in the hunt for the 2005 title.
  • Cornell Claims Regular Season Crown; Playoffs Begin This Weekend
    February 28, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Cornell entered last weekend needing just one point to earn the No. 1 seed for the ECAC Hockey League playoffs and the Big Red didn't disappoint, sweeping its opponents to win the William J. Cleary Cup outright. With the last first-round bye spot up for grabs, Vermont worked for three points to claim the No. 4 spot and along with the Big Red, Harvard and Colgate, the Catamounts will rest for a week.
  • It's All Coming Down to the Wire in the ECACHL Race
    February 21, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. - With one weekend left to go in the ECAC Hockey League regular season not one team has locked up its position in the final standings. Sweeps over the weekend by the top three teams -- Cornell, Colgate and Harvard -- ensures first-round byes for them. A Vermont sweep put the Catamounts in better position to claim that last spot, but Dartmouth can also claim it, as can Brown. Taking the already mentioned teams out of the mix, there are still another four teams that could finish in the top eight and earn home ice for the first round.
  • Two Teams Sweep; Conference Race Clearing Up a Bit
    February 14, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Cornell and Dartmouth continued playing well in the ECAC Hockey League over the weekend, as both teams picked up four points against league opponents. The sweep earned the Big Red home ice and a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs, while the Big Green will also be home for either the first or second round.
  • Harvard Continues to Roll; Clarkson Earns Four Points
    February 07, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Harvard Crimson continues to rack up the wins, claiming its fourth and fifth straight ECAC Hockey League victories last week. Clarkson also earned two wins, sweeping its opponents at home in Cheel Arena. The weekend also saw the top two teams in the league battle it out, with Cornell winning Friday's contest and Colgate tying the Big Red on Saturday.
  • Five Teams Have Four-Point Weekends in ECACHL Play
    January 31, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Three home teams and two visitors swept their games over the weekend in the ECAC Hockey League. Vermont, Dartmouth and Cornell all earned four points in front of their hometown crowds, while Brown and Harvard did the same on the road. Colgate and Clarkson also picked up points, as the two teams split their weekend games.
  • Cornell and Rensselaer Sweep Weekend Games
    January 24, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Cornell swept its opponents at home, while Rensselaer took two on the road in ECAC Hockey League action over the weekend. Four other teams earned splits, and as a result, there was little movement in the standings. However, the Big Red moved up to second place, while Clarkson also moved up one after the weekend's competition. This coming weekend has Harvard and Princeton back in the mix of things and a full slate of league games are on tap as the stretch run officially begins.
  • Colgate and Cornell Move Up With Weekend Wins
    January 17, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Colgate took over the top spot in the ECAC Hockey League standings over the weekend after earning wins over both Union and Rensselaer. Cornell also swept the Capital District to move up to third place in the standings. Travel partner/rival games also saw St. Lawrence down Clarkson to take the season series, and Dartmouth beat Vermont for a split in that yearly matchup.
  • Three Teams Sweep Weekend Competition
    January 10, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- The weekend saw three ECAC Hockey League teams sweep their league opponents, and Friday was all about the road team, as all six games were won by the traveling squad. The University of Vermont was one of the teams to sweep, and in doing so moved into first place in the latest league standings. It's still early, but this year's league race is expected to come down to the wire, so every point from here on out is crucial.
  • Dartmouth and Brown Capture Holiday Tourney Crowns
    January 03, 2005
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two teams captured holiday tournament titles over the past week, as ECAC Hockey League teams competed in six tournaments across the country. Dartmouth won its own Ledyard National Bank Classic, while Brown claimed the Toyota UConn Hockey Classic. In non-tourney play, Union earned a 4-0 shutout in a Commissioners' Cup Series game putting the league in first place in the standings and clinching at least a tie of the top spot.
  • Vermont Claims Lone ECACHL Game of the Week; SLU Sweeps Non-Conference Foe
    December 20, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Only four games were played over the weekend by ECAC Hockey League teams. In the lone league contest, Vermont claimed a 5-1 victory over Dartmouth and now sits in second place. St. Lawrence played two games and swept its non-conference opponent to earn a .500 record at the holiday break. Colgate also played over the weekend and won its exhibition contest.
  • Harvard Earns Win in Week's Lone ECACHL Contest; Plenty of Non-Conference Games Also Contested
    December 13, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Harvard led the ECAC Hockey League's charge last week, winning its fourth and fifth games in a row. The Crimson won the lone league game of the week and now sits in first place and also claimed a non-conference victory, to give the ECACHL the lead in the Commissioners' Cup Series. Clarkson also had two good games, taking three points from the No. 8 team in the land.
  • Three Weekend Sweeps Highlighted ECACHL Action
    December 06, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- It was all about the home team over the weekend, as 12 of the 13 games contested by ECAC Hockey League squads were won by the hometown heroes. That included sweeps by Colgate, Cornell and Harvard and wins at home in three non-league games. The only exception was a 3-3 draw between Rensselaer and Brown.
  • Union and Vermont Continue to Roll
    November 22, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Union continues to rack up victories, as it won both of its ECAC Hockey League games over the weekend. The Dutchmen have opened the 2004-05 league season with six straight victories and leads the early race with 12 points. Vermont also continues to play well and earned three points over the weekend with a win and a tie, extending its unbeaten streak to eight games with a record of 6-0-2 in those contests.
  • Union in First All Alone After Sweep; Vermont One Point Back
    November 15, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- My oh my, what an interesting start to the ECAC Hockey League season. Union and Vermont are turning a lot of heads, as the two have played stellar in their early-season games and currently sit in first and second place, respectively, in the league standings. The two teams have worked hard, with Union sweeping two weekends in a row and Vermont taking three of its last four, with the fourth being a tie. They're being noticed beyond the ECACHL as well, with both receiving votes in this week's national polls.
  • Brown Sweeps League Games
    November 09, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Brown earned four points in the ECAC Hockey League standings over the weekend after sweeping the North Country behind the effort of this week's Player and Goaltender of the Week. Harvard, St. Lawrence, Princeton and Yale also picked up points over the weekend, as each team claimed one victory. In non-conference action, Vermont continues to turn out strong efforts and is now 7-0-3 in its last 10 games, including two recent non-conference wins.
  • Four Home Teams Sweep ECACHL Opponents Over Weekend
    November 08, 2004
    Colgate, Cornell, Union and Vermont open league play with victories ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey League play was in full swing for the first time over the weekend and three teams earned four points with sweeps over visiting teams. Colgate, Cornell, Union and Vermont all went 2-0-0 to open the ECACHL slate, while four others split the weekend. The Big Red and Catamounts each had 2-0 shutouts to start their weekends off on the right foot and were joined in the shutout club by Princeton, which closed its road trip with a 3-0 victory.
  • Vermont Slays Bulldogs; St. Lawrence Takes Down Redhawks
    November 01, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- What an exciting few nights of action in the ECAC Hockey League over the past weekend! It all started with Vermont knocking off the No. 1 team in the country with a 3-2 win over Minnesota-Duluth ... on the road. The Catamounts then came from behind the next night to earn a 2-2 tie with the Bulldogs. St. Lawrence -- which has been taking down nationally ranked teams each of the past few Fridays -- did it again by not only beating No. 10 Miami (Ohio) last Friday, but also earning a win on Saturday.
  • St. Lawrence Earns Another Big Win
    October 25, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- All 12 ECAC Hockey League teams are finally in action, and there is a full slate of games coming up at the end of the week. Last weekend saw many teams playing exhibition games as a tune up for the regular season, but there were also some big non-conference matchups as well. St. Lawrence earned a win over Maine, while Rensselaer picked up victories over Northeastern and Army.
  • Colgate Stays Undefeated; St. Lawrence Downs Nationally Ranked Opponent
    October 18, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey League teams picked up five non-conference victories over the weekend and were led by top performances from Colgate and St. Lawrence. The Raiders earned two victories over Lake Superior State to improve to 4-0-0 on the year, while St. Lawrence knocked off No. 7/10 Michigan State 3-1. Rensselaer also opened its home schedule with a victory over Connecticut and Clarkson earned a 5-3 road win over Wayne State.
  • Colgate Starts Off With Two Wins
    October 11, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Colgate Raiders got off to a good start over the weekend, earning two wins on the road at Ferris State. The St. Lawrence Saints also made some noise, winning an overtime shootout in the first game at the Ice breaker tournament to advance to the championship game. Vermont had a good showing over the weekend, too, picking up a 6-0 shutout.
  • First Weekend of Play Completed
    October 04, 2004
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- The first drop of the puck for the 2004-05 season took place over the weekend, as three ECAC Hockey League teams were in action. Clarkson started things off on Oct. 2 with an exhibition game vs. the U.S. Under-18 National Team, and St. Lawrence played the U.S. U-18 team the following night. The big game of the weekend was Sunday afternoon, when Vermont played host to Maine in the national opener. It wasn't the result the Catamounts were looking for, however, a soldout crowd (4,003) enjoyed the game at Gutterson Fieldhouse.