St. Lawrence withdraws from NCAA men’s hockey tournament after coach tests positive for COVID-19
ECAC champion St. Lawrence University has withdrawn from the NCAA men’s hockey tournament after coach Brent Brekke tested positive for COVID-19.
The conference’s automatic berth will instead be awarded to runner-up Quinnipiac.
The ECAC announced the development a day after St. Lawrence clinched its first tournament bid since 2007 by beating Quinnipiac 3-2 in overtime in the championship game.
Brekke described the past 24 hours as a “roller-coaster of emotions,” and says the team is “shaking our heads in disbelief.”
St. Lawrence was the conference’s third-seeded team and upset the ECAC’s regular-season champion.