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The 2000 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 16th Tournament in the history of the conference. It was played between March 9 and March 18, 2000. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts, the home venue of the NHL's Boston Bruins. By winning the tournament, Maine received the Hockey East's automatic bid to the 2000 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[]

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The team that finishes ninth in the conference is 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 2000 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[]

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
#6 Boston University 24 15 3 6 36 85 69 42 25 10 7 150 118
#11 New Hampshire 24 13 5 6 32 75 68 38 23 9 6 122 105
#2 Boston College 24 15 8 1 31 91 50 42 29 12 1 165 92
#3 Maine* 24 13 7 4 30 88 67 40 27 8 5 151 106
Providence 24 10 13 1 21 65 79 38 18 18 2 114 122
Northeastern 24 8 11 5 21 67 76 36 12 19 5 95 118
Merrimack 24 6 12 6 18 58 81 36 11 19 6 87 115
Massachusetts 24 5 15 4 14 50 71 36 11 20 5 86 106
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 5 16 3 13 60 78 34 9 22 3 99 112
Championship: Maine
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

Bracket[]

  Quarterfinals[2]
March 9–11
Semifinals[3]
March 17
Championship
March 18
                               
  1  Boston University 4 5 1  Boston University 2  
8  Massachusetts 2 2 4  Maine 4  
  2  New Hampshire 5 3*
7  Merrimack 2 2     4  Maine 2
  3  Boston College 1
  3  Boston College 8 3
6  Northeastern 4 2
  4  Maine 5 5* 2  New Hampshire 1
5  Providence 3 4 3  Boston College 2  


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[]

(1) Boston University vs. (8) Massachusetts[]

March 10[4] Boston University 4 – 2 Massachusetts Walter Brown Arena  
Jack Baker - PP - 04:05 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 02:53 - SH - Joe Culgin
Carl Corazzini - PP - 00:17
Jack Baker - 01:23
John Sabo - SH - 09:43
Third period 01:23 - Jeff Blanchard
Rick DiPietro ( 13 saves / 15 shots ) Goalie stats Markus Helanen ( 38 saves / 42 shots )
March 11[5] Boston University 5 – 2 Massachusetts Walter Brown Arena  
No Scoring First period 18:56 - Darcy King
Jack Baker - 04:24
Tommi Degerman - 07:55
Second period 02:49 - Jeff Blanchard
Tommi Degerman - GW - 07:15
John Sabo - 07:48
Pat Aufiero - PP - 13:44
Third period 19:45 - EA - Kris Porter
Rick DiPietro ( 24 saves / 26 shots ) Goalie stats Markus Helanen ( 21 saves / 26 shots )
Boston University won series 2–0


(2) New Hampshire vs. (7) Merrimack[]

March 9[6] New Hampshire 5 – 2 Merrimack Whittemore Center  
No Scoring First period No scoring
Joshua Prudden - 10:07
Patrick Foley - 11:39
Second period 14:31 - Vincent Clevenger
14:59 - Stephen Moon
Mike Souza - GW - 10:52
Jim Abbott - 11:06
Tim Walsh - 17:08
Third period No scoring
Ty Conklin ( 22 saves / 24 shots ) Goalie stats Cris Classen ( 28 saves / 33 shots )
March 10[7] New Hampshire 3 – 2 OT Merrimack Whittemore Center  
No Scoring First period 11:47 - Greg Classen
Ryan Cordeiro - 03:02 Second period 18:19 - Sandy Cohen
Garrett Stafford - 07:53 Third period No scoring
Mike Souza - GW - 07:40 First overtime period No scoring
Ty Conklin ( 29 saves / 31 shots ) Goalie stats Tom Welby ( 47 saves / 50 shots )
New Hampshire won series 2–0


(3) Boston College vs. (6) Northeastern[]

March 10[8] Boston College 8 – 4 Northeastern Conte Forum  
Jeff Farkas - PP - 12:17
Jeff Farkas - 13:40
First period 12:39 - Matt Keating
16:18 - Brian Cummings
Brian Gionta - 06:40
Ales Dolinar - 07:48
Second period 19:24 - PP - Graig Mischler
Mark McLennan - GW - 02:46
Mike Lephart - 03:19
Krys Kolanos - PP - 12:30
Brian Gionta - 17:05
Third period 14:47 - PP - Matt Keating
Scott Clemmensen ( 24 saves / 28 shots ) Goalie stats Mike Gilhooly ( 26 saves / 34 shots )
March 11[9] Boston College 3 – 2 Northeastern Conte Forum  
Mike Mottau - PP - 05:32 First period No scoring
Blake Bellefeuille - 18:06 Second period 07:38 - PP - Graig Mischler
Krys Kolanos - GW - 10:34 Third period 03:44 - Matt Keating
Scott Clemmensen ( 25 saves / 27 shots ) Goalie stats Jason Braun ( 32 saves / 34 shots )
Boston College won series 2–0


(4) Maine vs. (5) Providence[]

March 9[10] Maine 5 – 3 Providence Alfond Arena  
Jim Leger - 03:33 First period 13:28 - Matt Libby
Niko Dimitrakos - PP - 05:58
Ben Guite - 09:02
Ben Guite - GW PP - 13:53
Second period 15:57 - Fernando Pisani
16:49 - John DiSalvatore
Brendan Walsh - EN PP - 19:40 Third period No scoring
Matt Yeats ( 26 saves / 29 shots ) Goalie stats Boyd Ballard ( 34 saves / 38 shots )
March 10[11] Maine 5 – 4 OT Providence Alfond Arena  
Tom Reimann - 17:33 First period 07:18 - Devin Rask
08:46 - PP - Heath Gordon
Peter Metcalf - 10:27 Second period 04:08 - Nick Lent
16:15 - Peter Fregoe
Chris Heisten - 07:47
Lucas Lawson - 12:29
Third period No scoring
Brendan Walsh - GW - 11:48 First overtime period No scoring
Matt Yeats ( 35 saves / 39 shots ) Goalie stats Boyd Ballard ( 39 saves / 44 shots )
Maine won series 2–0


Semifinals[]

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

March 17[12] Boston University 2 – 4 Maine Fleet Center  
Carl Corazzini - 08:10 First period 02:15 - Robert Ek
05:40 - Chris Heisten
No scoring Second period 14:16 - PP - Ben Guite
16:20 - Niko Dimitrakos
Carl Corazzini - EA PP - 17:55 Third period No scoring
Rick DiPietro ( 25 saves / 29 shots ) Goalie stats Matt Yeats ( 36 saves / 38 shots )


(2) New Hampshire vs. (3) Boston College[]

March 17[13] New Hampshire 1 – 2 Boston College Fleet Center  
No Scoring First period No scoring
Lanny Gare - 17:33 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 12:26 - Blake Bellefeuille
15:53 - GW - Mike Lephart
Ty Conklin ( 26 saves / 28 shots ) Goalie stats Scott Clemmensen ( 20 saves / 21 shots )


Championship[]

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

March 18[14] Boston College 1 – 2 Maine Fleet Center  
No Scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Bobby Allen - EA - 19:20 Third period 03:11 - Cory Larose
19:57 - GW - Niko Dimitrakos
Matt Yeats ( 34 saves / 35 shots ) Goalie stats Scott Clemmensen ( 33 saves / 35 shots )


Tournament awards[]

All-Tournament Team[15][]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References[]

  1. "Maine Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  2. "Hockey East men's Hockey 1999-00 Week 24", USCHO.com, 2000-03-11. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  3. "Hockey East men's Hockey 1999-00 Week 25", USCHO.com, 2000-03-18. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  4. "Boston University 4, Massachusetts 2", USCHO.com, 2000-03-10. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  5. "Boston University 5, Massachusetts 2", USCHO.com, 2000-03-11. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  6. "New Hampshire 5, Merrimack 2", USCHO.com, 2000-03-09. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  7. "New Hampshire 3, Merrimack 2", USCHO.com, 2000-03-10. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  8. "Boston College 8, Northeastern 4", USCHO.com, 2000-03-10. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  9. "Boston College 3, Northeastern 2", USCHO.com, 2000-03-11. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  10. "Maine 5, Providence 3", USCHO.com, 2000-03-09. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  11. "Maine 5, Providence 4", USCHO.com, 2000-03-10. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  12. "New Hampshire 6, Providence 2", USCHO.com, 2000-03-17. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  13. "Boston College 2, New Hampshire 1", USCHO.com, 2000-03-17. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  14. "Maine 2, Boston College 1", USCHO.com, 2000-03-18. Retrieved on 2013-05-27. 
  15. "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide", Hockey East. Retrieved on 2014-05-19. 

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