2011 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2011 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 11 and March 19, 2011 at campus locations and at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston College Eagles won their tenth Hockey East Tournament and earned the Hockey East's automatic bid into the 2011 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 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular season 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
#2 Boston College†* 27 20 6 1 41 101 58 39 30 8 1 153 94
#10 New Hampshire 27 17 6 4 38 90 59 39 22 11 6 131 98
Boston University 27 15 6 6 36 76 67 39 19 12 8 116 112
#7 Merrimack 27 16 8 3 35 89 67 39 25 10 4 143 97
Maine 27 14 8 5 33 92 73 36 17 12 7 122 105
Northeastern 27 10 10 7 27 73 69 38 14 16 8 108 104
Vermont 27 6 14 7 19 60 85 36 8 20 8 82 116
Massachusetts 27 5 16 6 16 68 88 36 6 23 6 88 122
Providence 27 4 16 7 15 53 94 34 8 18 8 75 116
Massachusetts–Lowell 27 4 21 2 10 60 102 34 5 25 4 83 136
Championship: Boston College Eagles
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Top 20 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
March 10–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                               
  1  Boston College 4 4 1  Boston College 5  
8  Massachusetts 1 2 6  Northeastern 4  
  2  New Hampshire 3 4
7  Vermont 1 3     1  Boston College 5
  4  Merrimack 3
  3  Boston University 2 5 4
6  Northeastern 4 2 5
  4  Merrimack 5 6 2  New Hampshire 1
5  Maine 4 2 4  Merrimack 4  

Note: * denotes overtime periods

Quarterfinals[edit]

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

Boston College Wins Series 2-0


(2) New Hampshire vs. (7) Vermont[edit]

New Hampshire Wins Series 2-0


(3) Boston University vs. (6)Northeastern[edit]

Northeastern Wins Series 2-1


(4) Merrimack vs. (5) Maine[edit]

Merrimack Wins Series 2-0


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (6) Northeastern[edit]


(2) New Hampshire vs. (4) Merrimack[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (4) Merrimack[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

External links[edit]