1987 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|1987 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 10–16, 1987|
|Finals site||Boston Garden
|Champions||Boston College (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Len Ceglarski (1st title)|
|MVP||Brian Leetch (Boston College)|
Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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.
- 1 Format
- 2 Conference Standings
- 3 Bracket
- 4 Tournament awards
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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.
Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
|Championship: Boston College
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Teams are reseeded after the quarterfinals
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(3) Maine vs. (6) Providence
|March 11||Maine||5 – 2||Providence||Alfond Arena|
(4) Boston University vs. (5) Northeastern
|March 10||Boston University||2 – 3||Northeastern||Walter Brown Arena|
(1) Boston College vs. (5) Northeastern
|March 15||Boston College||9 – 3||Northeastern||Boston Garden|
(2) Lowell vs. (3) Maine
|March 15||Lowell||4 – 5||Maine||Boston Garden|
(1) Boston College vs. (3) Maine
|March 16||Boston College||4 – 2||Maine||Boston Garden|
- F Ken Hodge (Boston College)
- F Craig Janney (Boston College)
- F Mike McHugh (Maine)
- D Brian Leetch* (Boston College)
- D Eric Weinrich (Maine)
- G Al Loring (Maine)
- "Boston College Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Len Ceglarski Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Hockey East Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.