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The 2009 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 14 and March 22, 2008 at campus locations and at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. By winning the tournament, Boston College was awarded the Lamoriello Trophy and an automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.[1]

Format[]

The tournament featured three rounds of 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 series, 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-game, with the winner advancing to the championship game and the loser advancing to the third place game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular season 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 New Hampshire 27 19 5 3 41 84 54 38 25 10 3 132 94
Boston University 27 15 9 3 33 97 72 40 19 17 4 135 117
Vermont 27 13 9 5 31 67 78 39 17 15 7 88 106
#1 Boston College* 27 11 9 7 29 82 67 44 25 11 8 160 101
Providence 27 11 11 5 27 66 66 36 14 17 5 91 99
Northeastern 27 12 13 2 26 73 80 37 16 18 3 92 105
Massachusetts-Lowell 27 10 13 4 24 70 76 37 16 17 4 100 96
Massachusetts 27 9 13 5 23 73 71 36 14 16 6 98 97
Maine 27 9 15 3 21 59 73 34 13 18 3 77 92
Merrimack 27 6 18 3 15 48 82 34 12 18 4 71 93
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[]

  Quarterfinals
March 14–16
Semifinals
March 21
Championship
March 22
                               
  1  New Hampshire 4 7 1  New Hampshire 4  
8  Massachusetts 1 2 4  Boston College 5***  
  2  Boston University 5 1 4
7  Massachusetts-Lowell 3 4 2     3  Vermont 0
  4  Boston College 4
  3  Vermont 1 1 4
6  Northeastern 0 2* 1
  4  Boston College 5 5 2  Boston University 1
5  Providence College 1 1 3  Vermont 3  


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[]

(1) New Hampshire vs. (8) Massachusetts[]

March 14 New Hampshire 4 – 1 Massachusetts Whittemore Center
March 15 New Hampshire 7 – 2 Massachusetts Whittemore Center
New Hampshire won series 2–0


(2) Boston University vs. (7) Massachusetts-Lowell[]

March 14 Boston University 5 – 3 Massachusetts-Lowell Agganis Arena
March 15 Boston University 1 – 4 Massachusetts-Lowell Agganis Arena
March 16 Boston University 4 – 2 Massachusetts-Lowell Agganis Arena
Boston University won series 2–1


(3) Vermont vs. (6) Northeastern[]

March 14 Vermont 1 – 0 Northeastern Gutterson Fieldhouse
March 15 Vermont 1 – 2 OT Northeastern Gutterson Fieldhouse
March 16 Vermont 4 – 1 Northeastern Gutterson Fieldhouse
Vermont won series 2–1


(4) Boston College vs. (5) Providence[]

March 14 Boston College 5 – 1 Providence Kelley Rink
March 15 Boston College 5 – 1 Providence Kelley Rink
Boston College won series 2–0


Semifinals[]

(1) New Hampshire vs. (4) Boston College[]

March 21 New Hampshire 4 – 5 3OT Boston College TD Banknorth Garden Recap  
Bobby Butler - pp - 05:17
Jamie Fritsch - 15:16
First period No scoring
Bobby Butler - 09:27
Thomas Fortney - sh - 12:23
Second period 01:34 - pp - Ben Smith
13:42 - pp - Joe Whitney
16:37 - Brian Gibbons
No scoring Third period 04:53 - Dan Bertram
No scoring Third overtime period 00:43 - pp - Benn Ferriero
Kevin Regan ( 62 saves / 67 shots ) Goalie stats John Muse ( 45 saves / 49 shots )


(2) Boston University vs. (3) Vermont[]

March 21 Boston University 1 – 3 Vermont TD Banknorth Garden Recap  
Chris Higgins - 10:17 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 13:48 - Peter Lenes
14:17 - Colin Vock
No scoring Third period 19:20 - en - Corey Carlson
Brett Bennett ( 13 saves / 15 shots ) Goalie stats Joe Fallon ( 25 saves / 26 shots )


Championship[]

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

March 22 Vermont 0 – 4 Boston College TD Banknorth Garden Recap  
No Scoring First period 18:32 - Ben Smith
No scoring Second period 05:01 - Tim Kunes
19:40 - pp - Brian Gibbons
No scoring Third period 18:55 - en - Nathan Gerbe
Joe Fallon ( 24 saves / 27 shots ) Goalie stats John Muse ( 29 saves / 29 shots )


References[]

  1. 2008 Hockey East Tournament. Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved on 2009-03-15.

External links[]



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