1986 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 1986 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 2nd Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 7 and March 15, 1986. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were, for the first time, played at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This was the final year the Hockey East championship was decided at a venue outside of the state of Massachusetts (as of 2014). By winning the tournament, Boston University received the Hockey East's automatic bid to the 1986 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament featured three rounds of play. In the quarterfinals, the second seed and seventh seed, the third seed and sixth seeds, and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played a two-game series where the team that scored the most total goals was declared the winner and advanced to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the first seed was matched against the lowest remaining quarterfinalist while the other remaining quarterfinalists met in a single-elimination game with the winners advancing to the championship game and the losers meeting in a third-place game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1986 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[edit]

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

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston College 34 23 9 2 48 158 123 42 26 13 3 188 154
Boston University* 34 20 11 3 43 147 127 43 25 14 4 184 156
Northeastern 34 18 14 2 38 165 158 39 20 17 2 185 185
Providence 34 11 22 1 23 105 140 39 14 24 1 122 160
Maine 34 8 25 1 17 118 177 40 11 28 1 142 201
Lowell 34 5 27 2 12 118 166 42 11 29 2 156 205
New Hampshire 34 5 27 2 12 114 188 37 5 29 3 121 199
Championship: Boston University
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll

Bracket[4][edit]

Teams are reseeded after the quarterfinals

  Quarterfinals
March 7–10
Semifinals
March 14
Championship
March 15
                             
1  Boston College 5  
  2  Boston University 1 4 6  Lowell 2  
7  New Hampshire 1 3
    1  Boston College 4
3  Northeastern 2 4     2  Boston University 9
6  Lowell 4 3
2  Boston University 3 Consolation
  4  Providence 5 5 4  Providence 2  
5  Maine 4 2 4  Providence 5
6  Lowell 8

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

(2) Boston University vs. (7) New Hampshire[edit]

Boston University won series 5–4


(3) Northeastern vs. (6) Lowell[edit]

Lowell won series 7–6


(4) Providence vs. (5) Maine[edit]

Providence won series 10–5


Semifinals[edit]

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


(2) Boston University vs. (4) Providence[edit]


Consolation[edit]

(4) Providence vs. (6) Lowell[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (2) Boston University[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[5][edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston University Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Jack Parker Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Hockey East Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  5. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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