1987 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 1987 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 3rd Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 10 and March 16, 1987. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were, for the first time, played at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, the home venue of the NHL's Boston Bruins. By winning the tournament, Boston College received the Hockey East's automatic bid to the 1987 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament featured three rounds of play with each matchup being a single-elimination game. The team that finishes in seventh place is ineligible for tournament play. In the first round, the third seed and sixth seeds, and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the first seed and lowest remaining quarterfinalist and second seed and highest remaining quarterfinalist each play a game with the winners advancing to the championship game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1987 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
Boston College†* 32 26 6 0 52 203 121 39 31 8 0 233 145
Lowell 32 20 10 2 42 146 136 36 22 12 2 166 163
Maine 32 19 12 1 39 159 117 42 24 16 2 196 151
Boston University 32 15 14 3 33 134 132 37 19 15 3 158 146
Northeastern 32 11 18 3 25 110 139 37 13 21 3 126 167
Providence 32 7 22 3 17 104 156 33 7 23 3 106 161
New Hampshire 32 5 24 3 13 105 179 38 8 27 3 124 204
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll

Bracket[4][edit]

Teams are reseeded after the quarterfinals

  Quarterfinals
March 10–11
Semifinals
March 15
Championship
March 16
                           
  3  Maine 5 1  Boston College 9  
  6  Providence 2 5  Northeastern 3    
      1  Boston College 4
      3  Maine 2
  4  Boston University 2 2  Lowell 4    
  5  Northeastern 3 3  Maine 5  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

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


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


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (5) Northeastern[edit]


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


Championship[edit]

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


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[5][edit]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston College Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Len Ceglarski Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Hockey East Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  5. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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