2002 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2002 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 18th Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 7 and March 16, 2002. 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 New Hampshire received the Hockey East's automatic bid to the 2002 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 2002 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
#3 New Hampshire†* 24 17 4 3 37 103 49 40 30 7 3 184 102
#6 Boston University 24 15 6 3 33 80 65 38 25 10 3 141 110
#2 Maine 24 14 5 5 33 99 62 44 26 11 7 186 116
#14 Massachusetts–Lowell 24 12 9 3 27 70 67 38 22 13 3 121 91
Northeastern 24 11 11 2 24 69 74 39 19 17 3 123 116
Boston College 24 10 13 1 21 73 81 38 18 18 2 119 116
Providence 24 8 13 3 19 68 82 38 13 20 5 115 129
Merrimack 24 6 16 2 14 54 87 36 11 23 2 101 133
Massachusetts 24 3 19 2 8 45 94 34 8 24 2 70 125
Championship: New Hampshire
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals[2]
March 7–9
Semifinals[3]
March 15
Championship
March 16
                               
  1  New Hampshire 6 5* 1  New Hampshire 4  
8  Merrimack 2 4 4  Massachusetts-Lowell 3  
  2  Boston University 3 4
7  Providence 2 2     1  New Hampshire 3
  3  Maine 1
  3  Maine 7 4
6  Boston College 3 2
  4  Massachusetts-Lowell 5 2 3 2  Boston University 3
5  Northeastern 2 4 1 3  Maine 4  


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) New Hampshire vs. (8) Merrimack[edit]

New Hampshire won series 2–0


(2) Boston University vs. (7) Providence[edit]

Boston University won series 2–0


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

Maine won series 2–0


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

Massachusetts-Lowell won series 2–1


Semifinals[edit]

(1) New Hampshire vs. (4) Massachusetts-Lowell[edit]


(2) Boston University vs. (3) Maine[edit]


Championship[edit]

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


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[16][edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Hampshire Men's Team History". Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Hockey East men's Hockey 2001-02 Week 24". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Hockey East men's Hockey 2001-02 Week 25". USCHO.com. 2002-03-16. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  4. ^ "New Hampshire 6, Merrimack 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  5. ^ "New Hampshire 5, Merrimack 4". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Boston University 3, Providence 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  7. ^ "Boston University 4, Providence 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  8. ^ "Maine 7, Boston College 3". USCHO.com. 2002-03-07. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  9. ^ "Maine 4, Boston College 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  10. ^ "Massachusetts-Lowell 5, Northeastern 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-07. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  11. ^ "Northeastern 4, Massachusetts-Lowell 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  12. ^ "Massachusetts-Lowell 3, Northeastern 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  13. ^ "New Hampshire 4, Massachusetts-Lowell 3". USCHO.com. 2002-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  14. ^ "Maine 4, Boston University 3". USCHO.com. 2002-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  15. ^ "New Hampshire 3, Maine 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-16. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  16. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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