Tickets on sale for March hockey championships

Clarkson’s players and coaches celebrate with the Whitelaw Cup in front of their fans after defeating Cornell 2-1 in overtime on March 23, 2019 at the Olympic Center. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority announced on Monday that tickets are on sale for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Men’s Hockey Championship and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.

The two events will take place at the recently renovated 1980 Herb Brooks Arena in March. Guests can purchase a ticket in person at the ticket desk on the first floor of the Lake Placid Conference Center. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 518-523-3330, or online at lakeplacidlegacysites.com.

The ECAC Championship semifinal games will take place on March 18 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The championship game is slated for March 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for a single day are set at $40 for adults and $35 for juniors and seniors. All tournament passes are on sale at $60 for adults and $50 for juniors and seniors. The championship will feature some of the best NCAA Division I teams within the ECAC.

The following weekend, the NCAA DIII Championship semifinal games will be held on March 25 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., with the championship game at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for a single day are $22 for adults and $16 for juniors and seniors. An all-tournament pass is on sale for $40 for adults and $28 for juniors and seniors. The championship will feature four DIII teams from the United States.

Since Lake Placid last hosted the ECAC and NCAA DIII tournaments in 2019 and 2018, respectively, the Olympic Center has undergone modernization projects specifically in the 1980 rink.

The upgrades include new seating, modernized media and concession areas, hospitality suites, new restrooms, a renovated concourse, LED event and broadcast-quality lighting, the ability to convert to NHL or international rink sizes, and a new air handling/dehumidification system.

The 1980 arena is networked to the Olympic Center’s new industrial refrigeration plant, designed to make ice with improved reliability and efficiency.


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