The 2019-20 Elmira men’s ice hockey season ended before anybody affiliated with the team hoped it would.
Despite 17 wins, the most the program had won since the 2010-11 season, Elmira was knocked out of the UCHC tournament by Nazareth in the quarterfinals, 5-2. It also was the first time since the 2016-17 season the team had not reached the UCHC tournament semifinals.
One season ended in unpredictable fashion, and the next started in unpredictable fashion, albeit this time a pleasant surprise. It wasn’t the 3-1 victory over Stevenson that was the surprise, however; it was how the team won that was the surprise.