The ECAC Hockey is an American university and college sports league, which is located in the northeast of the United States in particular. It belongs to the Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and is a pure hockey Conference. Despite its name, the league is not organized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference, but the name goes back to a former cooperation with this organization, which ended in 2004. The Conference was founded in 1962 as the " Eastern College Athletic Conference ."
- 2.1 Men
- 2.2 Women
The men's Division currently has twelve members.
- Boston University (now Hockey East), to 1984
- Boston College (now Hockey East), to 1984
- Providence College (now Hockey East), to 1984
- Northeastern University (now the Hockey East), to 1984
- University of New Hampshire ( Hockey East today ), to 1984
- University of Maine ( Hockey East today ), to 1984
- United States Military Academy (now Atlantic Hockey), to 1990
- University of Vermont ( Hockey East today ), to 2004
Finals and masters
From 1962 to 1992, the championship final of the ECAC in the Boston Arena and later at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, is discharged. From 1993, the championship then the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York has been played since 2003 hit the best teams in the Times Union Center in Albany, New York with one another.
The winner receives the Whitelaw Cup and may be automatically entered into the Hockey Championship NCAA.
The master of the regular season, the Cleary Cup, named after the former Harvard player and coach Bill Cleary awarded.
In 1985, a Women's Championship will be played in the ECAC Hockey. In contrast to the men's finals find the games a year mostly in a different arena instead.
Success of participating teams
- Brown University three times champion of the ECAC ( women) (1998, 2000, 2002 )
- Five times champions of the ECAC (1966, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2007)
- Nine regular season champion (1966, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001)
- Once master of the ECAC (1990 )
- Three regular season champion (1990, 2004, 2006 )
- Twelve times the ECAC champion (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010)
- Eight regular season champion (1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 2002, 2003, 2005)
- Twice champion of the NCAA (1967, 1970)
- Once regular season champions (2006)
- Three times champion of the ECAC ( women ) (2001, 2003, 2007 )
- Eight times champion of the ECAC (1963, 1971, 1983, 1987, 1994, 2002, 2004, 2006)
- Four times champion of the ECAC ( women ) (1999, 2004, 2005, 2006)
- Ten regular season champion (1963, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994)
- Once the NCAA champion (1989 )
- Once national champion ( women ) (1999 awarded by the AWCHA )
- Twice champion of the ECAC (1998, 2008)
- Three times champion of the ECAC ( 1984, 1985, 1995)
- Twice regular season champion (1984-1985)
- Twice champion of the NCAA (1954, 1985)
- Six times champion of the ECAC (1962, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2000, 2001 )
- Twice regular season champion (2000, 2007)
- Twice regular season champion ( women) (2005, 2006)
- Twice champion of the ECAC (2012, 2013)
- Twice champion of the ECAC (2009, 2011)
- Once regular season champions (1998)
- Once the NCAA champion (2013 )
Venues of the Conference
- 2000 won the St. Lawrence University, the longest game in the history of the NCAA finals with 4-3 after four Times Over against the Boston University. This is also the third longest game in the history of the entire NCAA Division I.
- On 4 March 2006, the Union College won the longest ice hockey game in the history of the NCAA. In the second game of the ECAC championship round defeated Union Yale University with 3-2 by a goal after 1:35 minutes in the fifth overtime. Overall the game thus lasted 141:35 minutes.