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ECAC Hockey Tournament Faceoff Selections 2020: First round

ECAC Hockey Tournament Faceoff Selections 2020: First round

Matthew Ruffini wins second championship
ECAC Hockey Tournament Faceoff Selections 2020: First round
Union faces Yale in the first round of the best-of-3 ECAC Hockey tournament starting Friday in New Haven, Conn.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber

The coronation is now official. Matthew Ruffini is the champion of the 2019-20 Daily Gazette ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections.

Matthew becomes the third person to win two championships, joining Still Crazy In Section 17 and Ryan Fay. Matthew also won in 2011-12. Matthew finished with a 160-51-30 record for 350 points.

Ryan finished second with 342 points (156-55-30), and Andy Weise finished third with 341 points (156-56-29).

Achilles 3-7-5, the 2018-19 champion, finished in a tie for 10th.

Scotia Wines and Brian Under posted the week's best record, going 11-0-1 each.

I went 9-2-1 and finished in 16th place

Here are the final standings, with Week 20 records in parentheses:
Matthew Ruffini 160-51-30 350 points (9-2-1)
Ryan Fay 156-55-30 342 points (10-1-1)
Andy Weise 156-56-29 341 points (10-1-1)
Rich Large 152-59-30 334 points (10-1-1)
Scotia Wines 153-58-30 336 points (11-0-1)
GB-BE-ME 150-61-30 330 points (8-3-1)
Harvey Kagan 149-62-30 328 points (10-1-1)
David Trestick 147-64-30 324 points (8-3-1)
Brian Unger 147-64-30 324 points (11-0-1)
Kevin Sokolski 146-65-30 322 points (9-2-1)
Achilles 3-7-5 146-65-30 322 points (10-1-1)
Josh Seguin 145-66-30 319 points (10-1-1)
Jim Kalohn 144-67-30 318 points (8-3-1)
Rowena Watson 143-68-30 316 points (9-2-1)
Togany 142-70-30 314 points (9-2-1)
Me 140-71-30 310 points (9-2-1)
Dutch Crazy 139-72-30 308 points (6-5-1)
Union Bob 133-78-30 296 points (7-4-1)
Towell68 129-83-29 287 points (0-12-0)
Dan Dickinson 127-84-30 284 points (6-5-1)
Richard Derrick 127-84-30 284 points (8-3-1)
RedLiner36 126-85-30 282 points (7-4-1)
John Snyder 116-100-25 257 points (0-12-0)
Christopher Chadwick 88-136-17 203 points (8-3-1)

Now it's time for the ECAC Hockey Tournament first-round selections. It's all for fun now. Your picks must be in by 7 p.m. Friday. Email your picks to [email protected].

Here are my picks.

Union at Yale -- Yale wins in two by scores of 4-0 and 5-0.
St. Lawrence at Harvard -- Harvard wins in two by scores of 3-1 and 7-2.
Princeton at Dartmouth -- Dartmouth wins in three by scores of 4-2, 2-3 and 3-2 (OT).
Brown at Colgate -- Brown wins in three by scores of 2-1, 1-2 and 3-2.

On Twitter, follow Associate Sports Editor Ken Schott @slapschotts and Daily Gazette Sports @dgazettesports. Email Schott at [email protected]. Listen to “The Parting Schotts Podcast” at https://dailygazette.com/sports/partingschotts, Apple Podcasts, Castbox and Spotify.

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