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The 2010 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 12 and March 20, 2010 at campus locations and at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston College was awarded the Lamoriello Trophy and an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

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Format[]

The tournament features 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 play 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 2010 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
#11 New Hampshire 27 15 6 6 36 98 77 36 17 12 7 123 113
#4 Boston College 27 16 8 3 35 99 61 36 23 10 3 137 89
Boston University 27 13 12 2 28 93 91 36 17 16 3 118 119
Maine 27 13 12 2 28 95 90 36 17 16 3 129 119
#20 Massachusetts-Lowell 27 12 11 4 28 82 72 38 19 15 4 112 89
Massachusetts 27 13 14 0 26 72 86 36 18 18 0 105 117
Merrimack 27 12 13 2 26 82 85 36 16 18 2 109 113
#19 Vermont 27 9 11 7 25 78 82 36 16 13 7 110 106
Northeastern 27 11 14 2 24 70 87 34 16 16 2 93 100
Providence 27 5 18 4 14 46 84 34 10 20 4 68 99
Championship:
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Top 20 Poll

Bracket[]

  Quarterfinals
March 12–14
Semifinals
March 19
Championship
March 20
                               
  1  New Hampshire 7 0 0 2  Boston College 3  
8  Vermont 4 1 1* 8  Vermont 0  
  2  Boston College 6 5
7  Massachusetts 5 2     2  Boston College 7
  4  Maine 6
  3  Boston University 3 2 3
6  Merrimack 2 3* 0
  4  Maine 1 2 2 3  Boston University 2
5  Massachusetts-Lowell 2 0 0 4  Maine 5  

Note: * denotes overtime periods

Quarterfinals[]

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

March 12 New Hampshire 7 – 4 Vermont Whittemore Center Recap  
Bobby Butler - pp - 06:16 First period 13:09 - Drew MacKenzie
17:53 - Jay Anctil
Nick Krates - 01:27
Mike Sislo - 18:00
Second period 04:03 - Josh Burrows
08:40 - Jonathan Higgins
Blake Kessel - 00:38
Mike Sislo - 03:25
Bobby Butler - 04:08
Paul Thompson - en - 18:58
Third period No scoring
Brian Foster ( 31 saves / 35 shots ) Goalie stats Rob Madore ( 15 saves / 21 shots )
John Vazzano ( 4 saves / 4 shots )
March 13 New Hampshire 0 – 1 Vermont Whittemore Center  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 05:16 - David Pacan
Brian Foster ( 24 saves / 25 shots ) Goalie stats Rob Madore ( 17 saves / 17 shots )
March 14 New Hampshire 0-1 OT Vermont Whittemore Center
Vermont won series, 2–1


(2) Boston College vs. (7) Massachusetts[]

March 12 Boston College 6 – 5 Massachusetts Conte Forum Recap  
Cam Atkinson - 03:41
Cam Atkinson - pp - 14:39
First period 09:13 - pp - Justin Braun
Chris Kreider - 06:18
Barry Almeida - 07:11
Cam Atkinson - pp - 08:22
Steven Whitney - pp - 18:54
Second period 03:51 - T. J. Syner
17:15 - pp - Casey Wellman
No scoring Third period 00:34 - Martin Nolet
00:54 - James Marcou
Parker Milner ( 33 saves / 38 shots ) Goalie stats Paul Dainton ( 26 saves / 32 shots )
March 13 Boston College 5 – 2 Massachusetts Conte Forum  
Barry Almeida - 05:37 First period 12:18 - Casey Wellman
Carl Sneep - sh - 12:42 Second period 13:15 - pp - Casey Wellman
Matt Lombardi - 02:11
Paul Carey - 09:34
Barry Almeida - 19:37
Third period No scoring
John Muse ( 16 saves / 18 shots ) Goalie stats Paul Dainton ( 22 saves / 26 shots )
Boston College won series 2–0


(3) Boston University vs. (6) Merrimack[]

March 12 Boston University 3 – 2 Merrimack Agganis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 08:44 - Pat Kimball
David Warsofsky - 10:10
Vinny Saponari - 12:05
Second period 06:14 - Jeff Velleca
Vinny Saponari - 04:11 Third period No scoring
Kieran Millan ( 26 saves / 28 shots ) Goalie stats Joe Cannata ( 38 saves / 41 shots )
March 13 Boston University 2 – 3 OT Merrimack Agganis Arena  
No scoring First period 11:30 - Stephane Da Costa
Eric Gryba - 02:33 Second period 18:21 - pp - Brandon Brodhag
Wade Megan - pp - 05:19 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 02:16 - Joe Cucci
Kieran Millan ( 32 saves / 35 shots ) Goalie stats Joe Cannata ( 24 saves / 26 shots )
March 14 Boston University 3 – 0 Merrimack Agganis Arena
Boston University won series 2 - 1


(4) Maine vs. (5) Massachusetts-Lowell[]

March 12 Maine 1 – 2 Massachusetts-Lowell Alfond Arena Recap  
Mark Nemec - 05:00 First period 18:52 - pp - Jeremy Dehner
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 06:55 - Ben Holmstrom
Dave Wilson ( 19 saves / 21 shots ) Goalie stats Carter Hutton ( 18 saves / 19 shots )
March 13 Maine 2 – 0 Massachusetts-Lowell Alfond Arena  
Spencer Abbott - 00:23 First period No scoring
Tanner House - pp - 12:45 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Dave Wilson ( 23 saves / 23 shots ) Goalie stats Carter Hutton ( 28 saves / 30 shots )
March 14 Maine 2 - 3 OT Massachusetts-Lowell Alfond Arena
Maine won series 2-1


Semifinals[]

(2) Boston College vs. (8) University of Vermont[]

March 19 Boston College 3 – 0 Vermont TD Banknorth Garden


(3) Boston University vs. (4) University of Maine[]

March 19 Boston University 2 – 5 Maine TD Banknorth Garden


Championship[]

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

March 20 Boston College 7 – 6 OT Maine TD Banknorth Garden


References[]

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