ECAC Moving Towards Automatic Qualification to NCAA D-III Tournament

The NCAA Division III ice hockey committee has recommended to the Division III Championship Committee that the ECAC East and Northeast receive automatic qualification to the 2000 D-III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. The proposal will reviewed in July.

ECAC East members will be meeting on June 28 to discuss league structure and playoff format for the 1999-2000 season.

Northeast membership and D-II ECAC members will be holding a similar meeting over the summer. In order for them to receive the automatic bid, the East and Northeast conferences must consist of only D-III schools.

Currently, D-II schools in ECAC leagues are St. Anselm in the ECAC East and Assumption, New Hampshire College, St. Michael’s and Stonehill in the ECAC Northeast.