2006 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2006 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 22nd Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 9 and March 18, 2006. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, the home venue of the NHL's Boston Bruins. By winning the tournament, Boston University received the Hockey East's automatic bid to the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The teams that finish below eighth in the conference are 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 2006 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
#5 Boston University†* 27 17 7 3 37 89 67 40 26 10 4 140 96
#4 Maine 27 17 8 2 36 93 60 42 28 12 2 143 95
#2 Boston College 27 17 8 2 36 86 58 42 26 13 3 146 95
#13 New Hampshire 27 14 7 6 34 85 63 40 20 13 7 120 102
Providence 27 14 10 3 31 78 67 36 17 16 3 105 94
Vermont 27 10 11 6 26 65 62 38 18 14 6 97 82
Massachusetts–Lowell 27 11 14 2 24 74 96 36 14 20 2 104 132
Massachusetts 27 10 15 2 22 60 77 36 13 21 2 77 103
Northeastern 27 3 17 7 13 57 88 34 3 24 7 67 120
Merrimack 27 3 19 5 11 43 92 34 6 23 5 64 118
Championship: Boston University
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals[2]
March 9–11
Semifinals[3]
March 17
Championship
March 18
                               
  1  Boston University 4 4 1  Boston University 9  
8  Massachusetts 1 1 4  New Hampshire 2  
  2  Maine 4* 4
7  Massachusetts-Lowell 3 3     1  Boston University 2*
  3  Boston College 1
  3  Boston College 3* 6
6  Vermont 2 2
  4  New Hampshire 4 2** 2  Maine 1
5  Providence 0 1 3  Boston College 4  


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

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

Boston University won series 2–0


(2) Maine vs. (7) Massachusetts-Lowell[edit]

Maine won series 2–0


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

Boston College won series 2–0


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

New Hampshire won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston University vs. (4) New Hampshire[edit]


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


Championship[edit]

(1) Boston University vs. (3) Boston College[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[15][edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston University Men's Team History". 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Hockey East men's Hockey 2005-06 Week 24". USCHO.com. 2006-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Hockey East men's Hockey 2005-06 Week 25". USCHO.com. 2006-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Boston University 4, Massachusetts 1". USCHO.com. 2006-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Boston University 4, Massachusetts 1". USCHO.com. 2006-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Maine 4, Massachusetts-Lowell 3". USCHO.com. 2006-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  7. ^ "Maine 4, Massachusetts-Lowell 3". USCHO.com. 2006-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  8. ^ "Boston College 3, Vermont 2". USCHO.com. 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  9. ^ "Boston College 6, Vermont 2". USCHO.com. 2006-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  10. ^ "New Hampshire 4, Providence 0". USCHO.com. 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  11. ^ "New Hampshire 2, Providence 1". USCHO.com. 2006-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  12. ^ "Boston University 9, New Hampshire 2". USCHO.com. 2006-03-17. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  13. ^ "Boston College 4, Maine 1". USCHO.com. 2006-03-17. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  14. ^ "Boston University 2, Boston College 1". USCHO.com. 2006-03-18. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  15. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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