Sacred Heart Set to Host 2013 ECAC Women's Open Hockey Tournament

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Fairfield, CT –Sacred Heart University is set to host the 2013 ECAC Women's Hockey Open this upcoming weekend, Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th. All games to be played at the Pioneers' home ice, the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, CT. Sacred Heart is joined by three ECAC Women's East League members Saint Anselm College, Saint Michael's College, and The College of the Holy Cross.

Sacred Heart (17-12-2), the three seed in the tournament and will face the #2 seed Holy Cross on Saturday at 4:00 PM. The match-up of Saint Anselm and Saint Michael's will precede the Pioneers at 1:00 PM. The championship game will be Sunday at 4:00 PM; while the consolation contest will be at 1:00 PM. Admission to all games is free.

The Pioneers are led by the sophomore duo of Casey Stathopoulos (Nashua, NH), who leads the team with 29 points and Melissa Robbins (Waltham, MA) who is second on the team with 28 points.

Sacred Heart came in third place last season in the ECAC Open, losing to Saint Anselm before defeating St. Michael's in the third place game.