BUFFALO, N.Y. - Feb. 12 - The Erie Community College hockey program has received word it has been awarded a berth in the upcoming NJCAA Championships, held Feb. 23-24 at the Sports Centre at MCC in Rochester, N.Y.
The Kats, who are 12-7 overall and ranked fourth in the nation, will take on Monroe CC, the nation's top-ranked team and defending national champions, at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23. The Kats defeated Monroe CC to win the 2011 NJCAA national title.
Williston State (N.D.) will play Hudson Valley CC in the 4:30 p.m. semfinal Feb. 23. The championship game will start at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24.
ECC will close the regular season with a 1 p.m. contest against Canisius College ACHA Monday at the Cheektowaga Rec Center.