2003 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2003 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 19th Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 6 and March 17, 2003. 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 2003 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 2003 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 15 5 4 34 84 55 42 28 8 6 156 96
#8 Boston College 24 16 6 2 34 97 55 39 24 11 4 149 97
#9 Maine 24 14 6 4 32 81 61 39 24 10 5 140 91
Providence 24 12 9 3 27 76 71 36 19 14 3 126 104
#7 Boston University 24 13 10 1 27 78 66 42 25 14 3 143 112
Massachusetts 24 10 14 0 20 60 80 37 19 17 1 119 125
Merrimack 24 7 13 4 18 59 80 36 12 18 6 92 116
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 4 16 4 12 63 95 36 11 20 5 110 142
Northeastern 24 5 17 2 12 54 89 34 10 21 3 83 115
Championship: Maine
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 6–8
Semifinals[3]
March 14
Championship
March 15
                               
  1  New Hampshire 8 8 1  New Hampshire 5  
8  Massachusetts-Lowell 4 4 6  Massachusetts 4  
  2  Boston College 4 2
7  Merrimack 1 1     1  New Hampshire 1*
  5  Boston University 0
  3  Maine 3 2
6  Massachusetts 5 4
  4  Providence 4 1 2  Boston College 5
5  Boston University 5* 7 5  Boston University 6**  


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) New Hampshire vs. (8) Massachusetts-Lowell[edit]

New Hampshire won series 2–0


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

Boston College won series 2–0


(3) Maine vs. (6) Massachusetts[edit]

Massachusetts won series 2–0


(4) Providence vs. (5) Boston University[edit]

Boston University won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

(1) New Hampshire vs. (6) Massachusetts[edit]


(2) Boston College vs. (5) Boston University[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) New Hampshire vs. (5) Boston University[edit]


Tournament awards[15][edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

Tournament Three Stars[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Hampshire Men's Team History". Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Hockey East men's Hockey 2002-03 Week 24". USCHO.com. 2003-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Hockey East men's Hockey 2002-03 Week 25". USCHO.com. 2003-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  4. ^ "New Hampshire 8, Massachusetts-Lowell 4". USCHO.com. 2003-03-07. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  5. ^ "New Hampshire 8, Massachusetts-Lowell 4". USCHO.com. 2003-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Boston College 4, Merrimack 1". USCHO.com. 2003-03-07. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  7. ^ "Boston College 2, Merrimack 1". USCHO.com. 2003-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  8. ^ "Massachusetts 5, Maine 3". USCHO.com. 2003-03-06. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  9. ^ "Massachusetts 4, Maine 2". USCHO.com. 2003-03-07. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  10. ^ "Boston University 5, Providence 4". USCHO.com. 2003-03-07. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  11. ^ "Boston University 7, Providence 1". USCHO.com. 2003-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  12. ^ "New Hampshire 5, Massachusetts 4". USCHO.com. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  13. ^ "Boston University 6, Boston College 5". USCHO.com. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  14. ^ "New Hampshire 1, Boston University 0". USCHO.com. 2003-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  15. ^ "2003 Hockey East Championship". Inside College Hockey. 2003-03-15. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 

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