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Princeton, Colgate, Brown and Yale battle to join RPI in ECAC Tourney
Arlan Marttila, USCHO (2/213)
The expansion of the Hockey East Tournament this season to all eight teams means that the entire conference is included in the postseason in the three of the four D-I leagues. Only in ECAC Hockey, where only two thirds of the 12 teams advance, must a team earn its way into the playoffs.
That requirement can produce some anxious moments as the regular season winds down for teams in the bottom half of the ECAC standings. Entering the final week of the regular season, Union has been eliminated and cannot advance to the playoffs. For those that stand in the seventh through 11th positions, the playoff prospects vary.