1989 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|1989 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 3–11, 1989|
|Finals site||Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
|Champions||Maine (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Shawn Walsh (1st title)|
|MVP||Bob Beers (Maine)|
Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1989 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 5th Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 3 and March 11, 1989. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the newly opened Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, the home venue of the Boston College Eagles. This was the final year the Hockey East championship was decided at a home venue to one of its member teams (as of 2014). By winning the tournament, Maine received the Hockey East's automatic bid to the 1989 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
- 1 Format
- 2 Conference Standings
- 3 Bracket
- 3.1 Quarterfinals
- 3.2 Semifinals
- 3.3 Consolation
- 3.4 Championship
- 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 and the losers meeting in a consolation match. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1989 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
† 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) Northeastern vs. (6) New Hampshire
|March 4||Northeastern||5 – 4||OT||New Hampshire||Matthews Arena|
(4) Providence vs. (5) Boston University
|March 3||Providence||3 – 2||Boston University||Schneider Arena|
(1) Boston College vs. (4) Providence
|March 10||Boston College||6 – 5||2OT||Providence||Conte Forum|
(2) Maine vs. (3) Northeastern
|March 10||Maine||3 – 2||OT||Northeastern||Conte Forum|
(3) Northeastern vs. (4) Providence
|March 11||Northeastern||2 – 3||Providence||Conte Forum|
(1) Boston College vs. (2) Maine
|March 11||Boston College||4 – 5||Maine||Conte Forum|
- F Steve Heinze (Boston College)
- F Guy Perron (Maine)
- F Tim Sweeney (Boston College)
- D Bob Beers* (Maine)
- D Greg Brown (Boston College)
- G Matt DelGuidice (Maine)
- "Maine Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Shawn Walsh 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.