February 14, 2003

ECAC JPMorgan Chase Women's Hockey Championship Hosted By Brown, Tickets For Sale

Feb. 14, 2003

ECAC Commissioner Phil Buttafuoco has announced the game times and ticket prices for the 2003 ECAC JPMorgan Chase Hockey Championship. The event will take place at Brown recently renovated Meehan Auditorium and will feature the top four teams in the ECAC Women's Hockey League.

The event will begin on March 15 with a semifinal doubleheader. The first game begins at noon, and the second game will follow at approximately 3 p.m. The winners will advance to the title match, which will begin at noon on Sunday, March 16.

Tickets are available in two-session packages or for single-games, and are offered at adult and youth prices. Group packages are also available. An all-session package is priced at $15 for adults and $12 for youth and includes two semifinal games and the championship match.

Single session tickets for either the championship or the semifinal games are $10 for adults and $8 for youth. Group packages for either the semifnal or championship sessions can be purchased for $6 per ticket. Groups must comprise 20 or more youths and all packages include one free adult ticket.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by going to www.ecachockey.org and dowloading the ticket application form available on the championship page.

A total of eight teams qualify for the ECAC playoffs and will be seeded based on the regular season standings. The format for the quarterfinals will be a best two-of-three game series and will be played on the weekend of March 7, 8 and 9 on the campuses of the highest seeds. The winners of the quarterfinal games advance to the 2003 ECAC JPMorgan Chase Hockey Championship at Brown.

The ECAC league membership currently includes several institutions that have sponsored women's hockey teams for over a quarter of a century. ECAC programs and players have been among the nation's elite for years - the league's players have achieved All-America honors, captured Olympic Gold Medals, and have won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award all five years it has existed as a designation of the nation's top player.

Sarah Hood, ECAC Assistant Commissioner for Women's Hockey