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ECC College Cup Day 1 Recap and Things to Do!

By ECC, 10/15/22, 7:00AM EDT


2022 ECC College Cup Heating Up in Connecticut – Day 1 Recap

Game Recaps for the ECC College Cup for Friday, October 14, 2022. View photos, box scores and much more at or social media - Click Here

By Kevin Conway

Northford, Conn., - The East Coast Classic Tournament’s annual College Cup spectacular, kicked off Friday across the Constitution State as over 50 clubs took to the ice at six arenas throughout south central Connecticut.

While the College Cup action heats up the ice during Day 2 today, several teams visiting the area are taking advantage of some unique opportunities Saturday away from the rink. Some squads are headed to the Yale Bowl to enjoy a college clash on the historic gridiron as the Ivy League-leading Yale Bulldogs, winners of three in a row, host Bucknell University at noon. Meanwhile, other clubs are bound for the XL Center in Hartford in the evening to watch Hockey East contender UConn square off with Big 10 power Ohio State. Still others are touring local Division 1 and Division 3 college and university campuses as well as their hockey facilities during the day. 

East Coast Classic Tournaments events most definitely lend themselves to much more than just another day at the rink.

  • See attached for Things To Do in the area over the weekend. Including College Hockey or Football games at local Division 1 Colleges.

Now, take a look at how the divisions start to take shape after day one.  Make sure to share your team highlights, pictures and videos for us to share!  Email

Division Highlights

18U Red Division

Thanks to a hard-fought, 2-2 tie in its second game of the day, Elite Hockey Academy sits a point ahead in the standings of the Hartford Wolfpack and Whalers, who both posted Game 1 victories. The Canadian International Hockey Academy of Rockland, Ontario, and East Haven are also eyeing a spot in Sunday’s semifinals after playing to a draw in their openers. 

18U White Division

The Amherst Knights and New Jersey Devils emerged as the lone winners on Friday in this five-team division with identical 4-0 victories. The two combatants are slated to clash Saturday afternoon in Hamden. Meanwhile, the Wonderland Wizards join the fray early on Saturday morning after enjoying a Day 1 bye. 

18U Blue Division

Canadian International Hockey Academy of Ontario overpowered the South Westchester Blackhawks, 5-1, and temporarily sits in first via tiebreakers above Hamden, 4-3 winners over the CT Riverhawks. The two square off in an early-morning battle Saturday in Hamden’s home building.

16U Red Division

Elite Hockey Academy and Philadelphia Revolution held off the Day 1 competition, each posting a pair slim victories. Both clubs are slated to tangle against a talented Academie Saint-Louis Arsensal of Quebec City, Quebec, on Day 2. 

16U White Division

Still a lot to be sorted out in this division on Saturday, but the high-scoring Worcester Railers and MidFairfield Junior Rangers look destined to clash sometime during Sunday’s playoffs round. Meanwhile, both the 95 Giants and Elite Hockey Academy Prep squad remain in contention for a playoff spot, each recording a pair of Day 1 ties.


15U Division

Kuper Academy blanked Atlantic Coast Academy, 5-0, to take hold of the top spot in the standings thanks to tiebreakers after Round 1. The Springfield Pics, Philadelphia Revolution and Yale Bulldogs also recorded opening-day victories, setting up several intriguing Day 2 matchups.

14U Division

The Academie Saint-Louis Arsensal sat out the early action but were able to witness Kuper Academy of Kirkland, Quebec, shut down a feisty Philadelphia Little Flyers club, 4-0, in the division’s lone Friday contest. The Arsensal take on both opponents on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s jamboree-style playoff round.

Please CLICK HERE for the online College Cup Schedule.

This will be the most accurate schedule. 


  • Please double check your schedule.
  • Sunday, October 16th will be a playoff day - you will not know your Semi or Consolation game times until Saturday Evening when all games from your division have been completed. An email will be sent out.
  • There will be a Door Fee to enter - Please let all your parents know! Coaches and Managers are free. (We accept credit card & cash)
  • Day Pass: $15
  • Weekend Pass: $25
  • Children under 12 are free


  • You will need 3 roster stickers per game
  • Other broadcasting Option: SoLu Broadcasting: Available to broadcast games on Friday and Sunday after 1PM. Fee is $200/game. Phone number is 860-961-2465 


  • Northford Ice Pavilion: 24 Fire-Lite Place, Northford, CT 06472
  • Louis Astorino Rink: 595 Mix Ave, Hamden, CT 06514
  • Wesleyan University (Snyder Rink): 161 Cross St, Middletown, CT 06457
  • Ralph Walker: 1080 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
  • Champions Skating Center: 6 Progress Dr, Cromwell, CT 06416
  • Danbury Arena: 1 Independence Way, Danbury, CT 06810


If you have any questions or concerns, please email us! Now let's play some hockey!


Morgan McNulty

Director of Events & Operations

East Coast Classic Tournaments (ECC)