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Hurricane Sandy could affect March's ECAC Hockey championships in Atlantic City

Even though the ECAC Hockey championships are just over four months away, the league may need to take steps to find an alternate home for its final four.

Atlantic City, N.J., where the tournament is being held, is one of many cities getting pounded right now by Hurricane Sandy. A picture posted on Twitter showed flooding in the streets.

Should Boardwalk Hall, where the games are contested, be seriously damaged or destroyed by Sandy, the league will have to find a new place to play. I just spoke with ECACH commissioner Steve Hagwell about it.

"We'll see how [Boardwalk Hall] stands up," Hagwell said. "Speaking of contingency plans, we don't have one in place, but I have been doing some research."

This is the final season of the three-year deal between Atlantic City and the ECACH. The semifinals will be played March 22, and the championship and consolation games are March 23.

The championships move to Lake Placid for three years starting in 2014.

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