ECAC Commish Unveils Preseason Tourney Plans

ECAC ice hockey commissioner Jeff Fanter has confirmed that on Oct. 15 and 16, a new interconference preseason tournament will take place at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y.

The as-yet unnamed tournament will feature Rensselaer as host, Boston University, Niagara and a fourth team which is still to be determined.

An official announcement on the event will be made in two to three weeks.

“This tournament is one of several events that the ECAC will be involved with over the next two to three years,” he said. “Look for more events to take place like this.”

The scheduling of the planned tournament is of interest, as it will take place one week after the third annual Ice Breaker Invitational in Denver, Colo.

“This event is not a competing event with the Ice Breaker,” said Fanter. “It is an event to raise college hockey to a greater level.”

Other events under consideration include some similar to the ECAC-Hockey East Holiday Doubleheader this past December in Hartford, Conn.