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The 2005 Hockey East Tournament took place between March 10 and March 19 in the Men's Division I league and on March 12 and 13 in the Women's Division I league.


Men's Tournament[]

The regular season champions were the Boston College Eagles.

The seeds for the tournament were:

Merrimack did not qualify for the tournament.

Quarterfinals[]

The quarterfinal round was a best-of-three round which took place at the home rinks of the higher seeds, March 10-13.

Conte Forum - Chestnut Hill, MA Game 1 (ot) Game 2
#1 Boston College 3 5
#8 UMass 2 1
Harry Agganis Arena - Boston, MA Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
#2 Boston University 1 2 2
#7 Providence 4 0 0
Whittemore Center - Durham, NH Game 1 Game 2
#3 New Hampshire 6 4
#6 Northeastern 1 0
Alfond Arena - Orono, ME Game 1 Game 2
#4 Maine 7 5
#5 UMass-Lowell 2 1

Semifinals and Finals[]

The quarterfinal winners were reseeded and met in the Hockey East Championships at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts for the semifinal single-elimination round on March 18th. The semifinal winners faced off in the Hockey East championship game on March 19th.

Semifinal #1 1st 2nd 3rd OT 2OT Final
#1 Boston College 0 1 0 0 1 2
#4 Maine 0 1 0 0 0 1
Semifinal #2 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#2 Boston University 0 0 2 2
#3 New Hampshire 1 3 1 5

17,565 saw Boston College capture its sixth Hockey East championship when the Eagles defeated New Hampshire 3-1. Sophomore Brian Boyle scored Boston College's first two goals, and team captain Ryan Shannon added two assists to pace the Eagles. Boyle was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Hockey East Championship 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#1 Boston College 1 1 1 3
#3 New Hampshire 0 1 0 1

All-Tournament Team[]

  • G Cory Schneider, Boston College
  • D Andrew Alberts, Boston College
  • D Brian Yandle, New Hampshire
  • F Brian Boyle, Boston College
  • F Preston Callander, New Hampshire
  • F Daniel Winnik, New Hampshire

Most Valuable Player: Brian Boyle, Boston College


Women's Tournament[]

The regular season champions were the Providence Lady Friars.

The seeds for the tournament were:

  • 1. Providence
  • 2. New Hampshire
  • 3. Connecticut
  • 4. Boston College

Maine and Northeastern did not qualify for the tournament.

Semifinals[]

Both semifinal games were played March 12 at Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Massachusetts.

Semifinal #1 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#1 Providence 4 4 1 9
#4 Boston College 1 0 0 1
Semifinal #2 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#2 New Hampshire 0 2 2 0 4
#3 Connecticut 0 2 2 1 5

Championship Game[]

The two semifinal winners faced each other in the Hockey East championship game on March 13 at Walter Brown Arena. The winner recieved an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Hockey East Championship 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#1 Providence 0 1 2 3
#3 Connecticut 1 0 0 1
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