2016 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2016 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 3 and March 19, 2016 at campus locations and at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Northeastern Huskies defeated the UMass Lowell River Hawks by a score of 3–2 to earn their 2nd Hockey East championship in school history and earn Hockey East's automatic bid into the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. Kevin Boyle was named tournament MVP.

The tournament was the 32nd in league history.

Format[edit]

The tournament will include all twelve teams in the conference. Seeds 1–4 earned a first-round bye, and seeds 5–12 played a best-of-three Opening Round played on campus locations. Winners advanced to play the 1–4 seeds in the best-of-three Quarterfinals on campus locations. Winners of those series played in a single-game Semifinal, and those winners faced off in a single-game Championship Final, both at the TD Garden.

Regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

2015–16 Hockey East men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#5 Boston College dagger 22 15 2 5 35 91 45 41 28 8 5 156 82
#3 Providence dagger 22 16 3 3 35 71 39 38 27 7 4 124 71
#13 Notre Dame 22 15 5 2 32 70 40 37 19 11 7 115 86
#8 Massachusetts–Lowell 22 12 6 4 28 58 37 40 25 10 5 121 75
#11 Boston University 22 12 6 4 28 75 56 36 21 10 5 124 106
#14 Northeastern * 22 10 8 4 24 75 56 41 22 14 5 134 105
Merrimack 22 5 10 7 17 50 70 39 13 19 7 95 108
Connecticut 22 6 12 4 16 49 70 36 11 21 4 88 114
Vermont 22 6 13 3 15 48 66 40 15 22 3 86 107
New Hampshire 22 4 12 6 14 57 73 37 11 20 6 112 121
Maine 22 5 15 2 12 42 77 38 8 24 6 76 129
Massachusetts 22 2 16 4 8 44 101 36 8 24 4 84 146
Championship: March 19, 2016
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 8, 2016

Bracket[edit]

Teams are reseeded after the Opening Round and Quarterfinals

  Opening Round[1]
March 3–6
Quarterfinals
March 11–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                                             
  1 Boston College 3 2 4* 1 Boston College 4  
5 Boston University 2* 5 9 Vermont 0 4 3 6 Northeastern 5  
12 Massachusetts 1 4
  2 Providence 3 2
6 Northeastern 3* 4* 7 Merrimack 1 0     6 Northeastern 3
11 Maine 2 3   4 Massachusetts–Lowell 2
  3 Notre Dame 1 4
7 Merrimack 1 3* 2 6 Northeastern 3 6
10 New Hampshire 3 2 1
  4 Massachusetts–Lowell 3 5 2 Providence 1
8 Connecticut 1 3 5 Boston University 2 0 4 Massachusetts–Lowell 2***  
9 Vermont 2 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Results[edit]

Opening Round[edit]

(5) Boston University vs. (12) Massachusetts[edit]

Boston University won series 2–0


(6) Northeastern vs. (11) Maine[edit]

Northeastern won series 2–0


(7) Merrimack vs. (10) New Hampshire[edit]

Merrimack won series 2–1


(8) Connecticut vs. (9) Vermont[edit]

Vermont won series 2–0


Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (9) Vermont[edit]

Boston College won series 2–1


(2) Providence vs. (7) Merrimack[edit]

Providence won series 2–0


(3) Notre Dame vs. (6) Northeastern[edit]

Northeastern won series 2–0


(4) Massachusetts–Lowell vs. (5) Boston University[edit]

Massachusetts–Lowell won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (6) Northeastern[edit]


(2) Providence vs. (4) Massachusetts–Lowell[edit]


Championship[edit]

(4) Massachusetts–Lowell vs. (6) Northeastern[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

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References[edit]

External links[edit]