Yale Earns Playoff Bye, Hosts March 11-13 Series

Ryan Rondeau.(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
Ryan Rondeau.(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. –The Yale men's hockey team (23-5-1, 17-4-1 ECAC) has earned a bye in the first round of the ECAC Hockey Playoffs and will host a March 11-13 quarterfinal (best of three) series as the No. 2 seed.

The Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in the PairWise System and No. 3 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine and uscho.com polls, are likely to see St. Lawrence, Harvard or Brown at the Whale next week. The only other possibilities are Quinnipiac and Clarkson depending on the results of this weekend's first-round series.


Quarterfinals tickets are available online at yalebulldogs.com or by calling 203.432.1400. Yale students will be admitted free when presenting valid Yale student identification at Ingalls Rink on game nights.


All of the series can be seen live on America One (formerly B2 Network), a pay-per-view stream that uses the home school's broadcast team to provide audio. Season subscriptions to Yale's All Access on yalebulldogs.com do not apply to the post season.


The winner of two games advances to the semifinals at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for the ECAC Hockey Championship weekend. There are no ties; all games even after regulation include 20-minute overtime periods until there is a winner.