1998 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 1998 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 14th Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 12 and March 21, 1998. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts, the home venue of the NHL's Boston Bruins. By winning the tournament, Boston College received the Hockey East's automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The team that finishes ninth in the conference is not eligible for tournament play. In the first round, the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third seed and sixth seeds, and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played a best-of-three with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-elimination game, with the winner advancing to the championship game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1998 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 University 24 18 4 2 38 95 52 38 28 8 2 155 86
Boston College* 24 15 5 4 34 107 78 42 28 9 5 191 123
New Hampshire 24 15 8 1 31 104 62 38 25 12 1 163 102
Northeastern 24 13 8 3 29 77 78 39 21 15 3 125 133
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 11 10 3 25 88 89 35 16 16 3 126 124
Maine 24 10 11 3 23 98 89 36 17 15 3 145 121
Providence 24 9 13 2 20 65 82 36 15 18 3 110 125
Merrimack 24 4 20 0 8 78 128 38 11 26 1 141 185
Massachusetts 24 3 19 2 8 62 116 33 6 24 3 78 141
Championship: Boston College
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 12–15
Semifinals
March 20
Championship
March 21
                               
  1  Boston University 1 6 4 2  Boston College 7  
8  Merrimack 4 5 5 8  Merrimack 2  
  2  Boston College 4 6
7  Providence 3 3     2  Boston College 3
  6  Maine 2
  3  New Hampshire 2 3
6  Maine 3** 5
  4  Northeastern 2 3 1 5  Massachusetts-Lowell 2
5  Massachusetts-Lowell 8 2 5 6  Maine 6  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Boston University vs. (8) Merrimack[edit]

Merrimack won series 2–1


(2) Boston College vs. (7) Massachusetts[edit]

Boston College won series 2–0


(3) New Hampshire vs. (6) Maine[edit]

Maine won series 2–0


(4) Northeastern vs. (5) Massachusetts-Lowell[edit]

Massachusetts-Lowell won series 2–1


Semifinals[edit]

(2) Boston College vs. (8) Merrimack[edit]


(5) Massachusetts-Lowell vs. (6) Maine[edit]


Championship[edit]

(2) Boston College vs. (6) Maine[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[5][edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston College Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Jerry York 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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