Atlantic City, NJ – Single-Session tickets for the 2012 ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship are on sale now! The NCAA Division 1 event skates into Boardwalk Hall for a two-day Championship beginning Friday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. and continues Saturday, March 17. 2012 marks the 51st anniversary of ECAC Hockey and will be the second year that the championship will be held at Boardwalk Hall, hosted by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority.
The 51st annual ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship features the following match-ups:
Friday, March 16
Session 1 Semifinals two games:
#4 Colgate vs. #1 Union 4:30 p.m.
#3 Harvard vs. #2 Cornell 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17
Session 2 Third-place and Championship games:
4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The 2012 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship marks the 10th year of the league's championship format featuring a 12-team championship held over three weekends. From 1998-02, the league conducted a 10-team tournament with five teams advancing to the championship round. The 2012 League champion will receive an automatic bid to continue down the road to the Frozen Four.
Single-Session tickets are priced at $26 for the upper bowl and $31 for the lower bowl. TD Bank Family 4-Packs are $79 and include 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 soft drinks and must be purchased in advance. Two-day All-Session tickets are still available, and are priced at $87 for the first two rows on the glass, $52 for the lower bowl and $42 for seats in the upper bowl. Family friendly, no-alcohol sections are available for $52. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-736-1420.
The 2012 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship will be a fun event for the whole family.
Besides having the chance to see exciting games of college hockey, ticket holders also have
the opportunity to take part in other enjoyable activities before and during the games. On Friday, March 16, TD Bank will be hosting an on ice promotion where they will pick a lucky fan to try their hand at a shot on goal for a chance to win a cash prize. On Saturday, March 17, ShopRite will also be hosting two on ice contests. During the game, fans will have the opportunity to stop by the ShopRite booth to purchase foam pucks which they will be able to “chuck” onto the ice for a chance to win a cash prize. A portion of the proceeds from this contest will benefit ShopRite Partners in Caring, a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative that works with more than 50 food industry manufacturers to provide $2 million annually to more than 1,700 qualified charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. ShopRite will also initiate a second exciting on ice promotion on Saturday for a chance to win a $100 ShopRite gift card. Face painters, tattoo airbrushing, and a “Top Shot” Hockey Inflatable provided by The Flyers Skate Zone will also be available on the Boardwalk Hall concourse on both game days.
Discount rates are also available for groups of 10 or more. Fans can save $5 per ticket on any seat when booking a group for any session of the Championship. Students, Scouts and active/retired military can purchase tickets at the box office with ID for $15 for any single session ticket. For more information or to place a group order, call 609-348-7023.
ECAC Hockey consists of 12 of the most prestigious men’s Division I hockey teams from the following institutions: Brown, Clarkson, Colgate, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Union, and Yale. Last year, the #3 seeded Yale Bulldogs defeated the 2010 ECAC Hockey champions, Cornell’s Big Red, in a shutout game of 6-0. For more information about ECAC Hockey, visit www.ecachockey.com.
Enjoy the games from any of the great seats in beautiful Historic Boardwalk Hall, recognized as one of the world’s top mid-sized arenas. And only Atlantic City can offer the hottest action on and off the ice, from 24/7 gaming at our eleven world class casino hotels, to our endless variety of dining, shopping, spas and more. Make it a foursome at one of a dozen nearby championship golf courses, and after the sun sets find your groove in our nightlife. Best of all, we’re within an easy day’s drive for one-third of the nation’s population and accessible by air, Amtrak and N.J. Transit. Check out www.atlanticcitynj.com for complete destination information, or call 1-888-AC-VISIT for our free Visitor Guide.