Amherst to Face Plattsburgh St. in NCAA Quarterfinals
HADLEY, Mass. - NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Champion Amherst College will host a quarterfinal game in the 2012 edition of the NCAA Tournament. The Lord Jeffs (23-3-1) will take on Plattsburgh St. (19-4-4) on Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Amherst, which edged out Middlebury on Sunday afternoon by a 4-3 score for the 2012 NESCAC crown, is currently in the midst of an 11-game winning streak and owns a 13-0-0 record at Orr Rink this season. The Lord Jeffs will be making their third NCAA Tournament appearance (1999, 2009) on Saturday.
During the 2009 tournament, Amherst won its first NCAA game, downing Babson 4-1 in the first round. The Jeffs had their tournament run end in the quarterfinals to Hobart, 2-1 in overtime.
The Cardinals, who won the SUNYAC championship on Saturday over Oswego St., 3-2, are making their fifth consecutive appearance and 20th overall, the most in tournament history. Last winter, Plattsburgh St. fell to Norwich in the quarterfinals in overtime, 3-2.
Plattsburgh St. won its first NCAA championship in 1992, then added a second title in 2001.