2019 Women's Tournament Set To Get Underway

2019 Women's Tournament Set To Get Underway

ALBANY, N.Y. - The road to the 2019 ECAC Hockey women’s tournament title will run through Ithaca, N.Y., as Cornell takes home the regular-season title and No. 1 seed in the upcoming tournament. The Big Red took care of business Saturday afternoon, picking up a 2-1 win at Union to hoist the regular-season trophy for the first time since 2012-13.

The Big Red will take on No. 8 RPI in the opening round of the tournament. The Engineers take the final spot in the post-season with a 10-11-1 league record (21 league points). In their two matchups this season, Cornell swept RPI, winning 5-0 and 8-2.

Colgate takes the number 2 seed in the tournament after closing out the season on an eight game unbeaten streak. The Raiders will host No. 7 Harvard, who will be coming off a pair of ties at Brown and Yale this weekend. Both regular-season games between the two teams were close contests, though Colgate did come away with two wins.

Clarkson ends up with the third seed after a three point weekend that included a win over Princeton and a tie against Quinnipiac. The Golden Knights will have to face Quinnipiac again in the opening round of the playoffs, as the Bobcats six-game unbeaten streak to end the season elevates them all the way to the No. 6 seed. 

The final opening round matchup will see another rematch of the final regular-season contest, as No. 5 St. Lawrence travels to No. 4 Princeton. The Saints came away with a 2-0 victory in this afternoon’s game to drop Princeton to the fourth seed, splitting the season series.

Game times have already been set for each matchup, and are listed below:

 

No. 8 Rensselaer at No. 1 Cornell

Friday: 6 p.m.

Saturday: 3 p.m.

Sunday: 3 p.m., if necessary

 

No. 7 Harvard at No. 2 Colgate

Friday: 6 p.m.

Saturday: 3 p.m.

Sunday: 3 p.m., if necessary

 

No. 6 Quinnipiac at No. 3 Clarkson

Friday: 3 p.m.

Saturday: 3 p.m.

Sunday: 2 p.m., if necessary

 

No. 5 St. Lawrence at No. 4 Princeton

Friday: 6 p.m.

Saturday: 3 p.m.

Sunday: 3 p.m., if necessary

 

All post-season games will continue to be streamed on the ESPN+ platform (US Viewers), and Stretch Internet (International viewers). 

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