2012 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2012 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 8 and March 17, 2012 at campus locations and at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston College Eagles won their eleventh Hockey East Tournament and earned the Hockey East's automatic bid into the 2012 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 2012 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
#1 Boston Collegedagger* 27 19 7 1 39 96 60 44 33 10 1 157 89
#11 Boston University 27 17 9 1 35 101 70 39 23 15 1 139 112
#9 Massachusetts–Lowell 27 17 9 1 35 90 68 38 24 13 1 126 94
#13 Maine 27 15 10 2 32 91 80 40 23 14 3 133 114
#17 Merrimack 27 13 9 5 31 70 65 37 18 12 7 102 83
New Hampshire 27 11 14 2 24 68 74 37 15 19 3 108 110
Providence 27 10 14 3 23 68 89 38 14 20 4 94 122
Massachusetts 27 9 14 4 22 83 92 36 13 18 5 114 118
Northeastern 27 9 14 4 22 73 82 34 13 16 5 97 101
Vermont 27 3 23 1 7 54 114 34 6 27 1 73 140
Championship: Boston College 4, Maine 1
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
March 10–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                               
  1  Boston College 2 3 1  Boston College 4  
8  Massachusetts 1 2 7  Providence 2  
  2  Massachusetts-Lowell 3 3* 0
7  Providence 5 2 1     1  Boston College 4
  4  Maine 1
  3  Boston University 2 4 5**
6  New Hampshire 3** 2 4
  4  Maine 2 2 2 3  Boston University 3
5  Merrimack 1 5 1 4  Maine 5  

Note: * denotes overtime periods

Quarterfinals[edit]

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

Boston College Wins Series 2-0


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

Providence Wins Series 2-1


(3) Boston University vs. (6) New Hampshire[edit]

Boston University Wins Series 2-1


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

Maine Wins Series 2-1


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (7) Providence[edit]


(3) Boston University vs. (4) Maine[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (4) Maine[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]