With the 2013-2014 season about to take a turn for home, all 42 teams have one final regular season weekend remaining. The ultimate goal for each squad is to earn a berth into the 2013-2014 ECRHA Regional Championships to be held on March 7-9 at The Sportsplex in Feasterville, PA.
Champions will be crowned in four divisions, with 10 teams qualifying in Division I, 8 teams in Division II and 6 teams in Division III and B. In Division I, Neumann University will look to claim back-to-back titles; the last team to repeat was Towson University, who claimed three-straight titles from 2003-2006.
The remaining three divisions will crown new champions as Northeastern (DI) and Baruch (DII) have moved up divisions this off-season. In the B Division, three time defending champion West Chester will be eliminated from contention with a single loss, or win by Hofstra.
Games will start on Friday in all three divisions, with Division I starting at 11am, Division II at 1pm, Division III at 5pm and the B Division at 6pm.
This past off season, the Active Club Committee voted to hold a three-day regional tournament to avoid having a split regionals location. Additionally teams voted to continue to charge admission for the weekend to raise money for all teams qualifying for the 2014 NCRHA National Championships in Aston, PA.
Weekend admission passes will be available at the gate and will cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children 15 & under will be admitted for free. Admission will be valid for all three days. Single-day admissions will be available on Sunday for $5.
ECRHA Awards Banquet
For the third consecutive season, we will be hosting our end of year ECRHA Awards Banquet at the Trevose Fire House in Trevose, PA. The event has been a huge success, with awards handed out in 19 categories. Nominations for the awards will be announced on February 24 with the winners announced at the Banquet.
All players/coaches nominated for an award will be issued free admission for the event. The costs for friends and family will be $20 a plate, while current players and coaches will be $15. Prices include dinner & dessert. Information on how to reserve a seat will be available on February 24 in conjunction with the announcement of the nominees.
The Banquet will be held on Friday Night between 6:30 pm and 10 pm.
ECRHA Alumni Game
Finally, The ECRHA is proud to announce the return of the popular ECRHA Alumni Game, to be held this year at the ECRHA Regional Championships. This year's game will be held at 8PM on Saturday, March 8th. Registration will be open to the first 30 players (24 skaters, 6 goalies).
With enough demand, an additional hour of rink time will be made available and registration extended to 60 players. The cost to play in the game is $25.00. Admission includes an hour of rink time with referees, and a pre/post-game buffet catered by Lamberti's Cucina.
If you have any questions about this years Regional Championships, please forward them to William Bourque at firstname.lastname@example.org