2004 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2004 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 20th Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 11 and March 20, 2004. 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 Maine received the Hockey East's automatic bid to the 2004 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 2004 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 Boston College 24 17 4 3 37 88 45 42 29 9 4 143 81
#2 Maine* 24 17 5 2 36 77 42 42 33 8 3 141 69
Massachusetts 24 12 9 3 27 47 63 37 17 14 6 93 99
#11 New Hampshire 24 10 8 6 26 82 76 41 20 15 6 138 116
Providence 24 7 11 6 20 63 66 37 16 14 7 106 92
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 7 12 5 19 56 65 40 15 18 7 105 116
Boston University 24 6 13 5 17 57 71 38 12 17 9 103 108
Merrimack 24 5 13 6 16 53 79 36 10 20 6 86 110
Northeastern 24 5 13 6 16 56 72 34 11 16 7 92 103
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 11–13
Semifinals[3]
March 19
Championship
March 20
                               
  1  Boston College 2 4 2 2  Maine 1  
8  Boston University 3 0 4 8  Boston University 0  
  2  Maine 2 3
7  Merrimack 1 2     2  Maine 2***
  3  Massachusetts 1
  3  Massachusetts 6 3
6  Massachusetts-Lowell 3 1
  4  New Hampshire 2 3 1 3  Massachusetts 5
5  Providence 1 4* 0 4  New Hampshire 2  


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

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

Boston University won series 2–1


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

Maine won series 2–0


(3) Massachusetts vs. (6) Massachusetts-Lowell[edit]

Massachusetts won series 2–0


(4) New Hampshire vs. (5) Providence[edit]

New Hampshire won series 2–1


Semifinals[edit]

(2) Maine vs. (8) Boston University[edit]


(3) Massachusetts vs. (4) New Hampshire[edit]


Championship[edit]

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


Tournament awards[17][edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

Tournament Three Stars[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maine Men's Team History". Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Hockey East men's Hockey 2003-04 Week 25". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Hockey East men's Hockey 2003-04 Week 26". USCHO.com. 2004-03-20. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Boston University 3, Boston College 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-11. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Boston College 4, Boston University 0". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Boston University 4, Boston College 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  7. ^ "Maine 2, Merrimack 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  8. ^ "Maine 3, Merrimack 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  9. ^ "Massachusetts 6, Massachusetts-Lowell 3". USCHO.com. 2004-03-11. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  10. ^ "Massachusetts 3, Massachusetts-Lowell 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  11. ^ "New Hampshire 2, Providence 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-11. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  12. ^ "Providence 4, New Hampshire 3". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  13. ^ "New Hampshire 1, Providence 0". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  14. ^ "Maine 1, Boston University 0". USCHO.com. 2004-03-19. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  15. ^ "Massachusetts 5, New Hampshire 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-19. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  16. ^ "Maine 2, Massachusetts 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-20. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  17. ^ "2004 Hockey East Championship". Inside College Hockey. 2004-03-20. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 

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