HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth men’s hockey team will take on Rensselaer in the first round of the 2014 ECAC Hockey Championship this weekend in Troy, N.Y., inside Houston Field House.

The Big Green earned the No. 10 seed in the conference tournament with a 7-13-2 record and 17 points. The Engineers will host the match-up after posting an 8-9-5 ECAC Hockey mark and picking up 21 league points, good for the No. 7 seed.

The first two games of the weekend are both set for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. If the teams split those contests, a third-and-deciding game will take place Sunday night at 7 p.m. as well.

RPI swept the season series with the Big Green, 7-1 in Hanover on Nov. 2 and 4-2 in Troy on Jan. 24. In both cases, sophomore goalie Charles Grant, currently one of the hottest netminders in the league, did not play for Dartmouth.

The teams have met previously four times in a best-of-three playoff series setting with each winning two. Only once have those series needed a third game with Dartmouth edging RPI, 1-0, in the decisive contest in 2004. Three times the teams have played in a one-and-done format with the Engineers winning in 1996 and 2001, while the Green claimed the 1980 meeting, 8-0.

Rensselaer holds a 7-5 advantage in the 12 overall postseason meetings, the most against any one opponent in program history.

Dratmouth's Postseason Play Against Rensselaer:

1980 - Quarterfinals (1-0)
No. 3 Dartmouth 8, No. 6 Rensselaer 0

1996 - First Round (0-1)
No. 8 Rensselaer 5, No. 9 Dartmouth 4 (OT)

2000 - Quarterfinals (0-2)    
No. 8 Dartmouth at No. 3 Rensselaer (QF)
Game 1: L, 7-2  
Game 2: L, 3-2 (OT)

2001 - Quarterfinals  (2-0)
No. 6 Rensselaer at No. 5 Dartmouth (QF)
Game 1:  W, 4-2
Game 2: W, 5-1

2002 - Preliminary Game (0-1)
No. 5 Rensselaer 2, No. 4 Dartmouth 1^
^ - Lake Placid, N.Y.

2004 - Quarterfinals (2-1)    
No. 5 Rensselaer at No. 4 Dartmouth
Game 1: L, 3-1
Game 2: W, 6-0
Game 3: W, 1-0

2009 - First Round (0-2)
No. 11 Rensselaer at No. 6 Dartmouth    
Game 1: L, 3-2 (OT)
Game 2: L, 3-1

2014 - First Round
No. 10 Dartmouth at No. 7 Rensselaer
Game 1: Friday, March 7 - 7 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, March 8 - 7 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, March 9 - 7 p.m.*
* - If necessary