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The 2012 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 8 and March 17, 2012 at campus locations and at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston College Eagles won their eleventh Hockey East Tournament and earned the Hockey East's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The teams that finish below eighth in the conference are 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 2012 NCAA Division I Men's 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
#1 Boston Collegedagger* 27 19 7 1 39 96 60 44 33 10 1 157 89
#11 Boston University 27 17 9 1 35 101 70 39 23 15 1 139 112
#9 Massachusetts–Lowell 27 17 9 1 35 90 68 38 24 13 1 126 94
#13 Maine 27 15 10 2 32 91 80 40 23 14 3 133 114
#17 Merrimack 27 13 9 5 31 70 65 37 18 12 7 102 83
New Hampshire 27 11 14 2 24 68 74 37 15 19 3 108 110
Providence 27 10 14 3 23 68 89 38 14 20 4 94 122
Massachusetts 27 9 14 4 22 83 92 36 13 18 5 114 118
Northeastern 27 9 14 4 22 73 82 34 13 16 5 97 101
Vermont 27 3 23 1 7 54 114 34 6 27 1 73 140
Championship: Boston College 4, Maine 1
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
March 10–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                               
  1  Boston College 2 3 1  Boston College 4  
8  Massachusetts 1 2 7  Providence 2  
  2  Massachusetts-Lowell 3 3* 0
7  Providence 5 2 1     1  Boston College 4
  4  Maine 1
  3  Boston University 2 4 5**
6  New Hampshire 3** 2 4
  4  Maine 2 2 2 3  Boston University 3
5  Merrimack 1 5 1 4  Maine 5  

Note: * denotes overtime periods

Quarterfinals

(1) Boston College vs. (8) Massachusetts

March 9 Boston College 2 - 1 Massachusetts Conte Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Pat Mullane (7) - 17:46
Tommy Cross (5) - 18:25
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period Steven Guzzo (10) - 06:55
Parker Milner - ( 24 saves / 25 shots ) Goalie stats Kevin Boyle - ( 14 saves / 16 shots )
March 10 Boston College 3 - 2 Massachusetts Conte Forum Recap  
Pat Mullane (8) - 04:25
Paul Carey (14) - pp - 08:18
First period Conor Sheary (12) - 02:54
Brian Dumoulin (6) - 19:11 Second period Joel Hanley (7) - pp - 18:03
No scoring Third period No scoring
Parker Milner - ( 31 saves / 33 shots ) Goalie stats Kevin Boyle - ( 16 saves / 19 shots )
Boston College Wins Series 2-0


(2) Massachusetts-Lowell vs. (7) Providence

March 8 Massachusetts-Lowell 3 - 5 Providence Tsongas Arena Recap  
Josh Holmstrom (11) - 09:59 First period No scoring
Scott Wilson (16) - pp - 12:03 Second period Derek Army (9) - pp - 05:28
Andy Balysky (7) - 09:38
Derek Army (10) - 17:27
Matt Ferreira (12) - 15:31 Third period Matt Bergland (6) - 11:30
Matt Bergland (7) - en - 18:25
Doug Carr - ( 32 saves / 36 shots ) Goalie stats Alex Beaudry - ( 31 saves / 33 shots )
March 9 Massachusetts-Lowell 3 - 2 ot Providence Tsongas Arena Recap  
Chad Ruhwedel (6) - 17:28 First period No scoring
Matt Ferreira (13) - pp - 00:52 Second period Myles Harvey (7) - 13:43
Stefan Demopoulos (8) - 15:39
No scoring Third period No scoring
Zack Kamrass (1) - 11:29 Overtime No scoring
Doug Carr - ( 32 saves / 34 shots ) Goalie stats Alex Beaudry - ( 30 saves / 33 shots )
March 11 Massachusetts-Lowell 0 - 1 Providence Tsongas Arena Recap  
No scoring First period Ross Mauermann (10) - 07:00
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Doug Carr - ( 34 saves / 35 shots ) Goalie stats Alex Beaudry - ( 29 saves / 29 shots )
Providence Wins Series 2-1


(3) Boston University vs. (6) New Hampshire

March 9 Boston University 2 - 3 2ot New Hampshire Agganis Arena Recap  
Alex Chiasson (13) - 14:39 First period Nick Sorkin (9) - 17:20
Kevin Goumas (9) - 18:06
Kevin Gilroy (2) - 16:50 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring overtime period Grayson Downing (10) - 02:00
Kieran Millan - ( 44 saves / 47 shots ) Goalie stats Casey DeSmith - ( 32 saves / 34 shots )
March 10 Boston University 4 - 2 New Hampshire Agganis Arena Recap  
Chris Connolly (9) - 11:55 First period Sahir Gill (12) - 17:16
No scoring Second period Stevie Moses (22) - 10:16
Matt Nieto (14) - 04:54
Ryan Santana (3) - 07:18
Third period Connor Hardowa (6) - pp - 04:04
Kieran Millan - ( 33 saves / 35 shots ) Goalie stats Casey DeSmith - ( 28 saves / 32 shots )
March 11 Boston University 5 - 4 2ot New Hampshire Agganis Arena Recap  
Evan Rodrigues (2) - 04:11 First period Casey Thrush (3) - 08:09
Casey Thrush (4) - 14:30
Garrett Noonan (15) - 16:11
Garrett Noonan (16) - 18:58
Second period Greg Burke (6) - pp - 01:42
Mike Borisenok (6) - sh - 04:34
Wade Megan (19) - 00:30 Third period No scoring
Alex Chiasson (14) - 06:42 Overtime No scoring
Kieran Millan - ( 64 saves / 68 shots ) Goalie stats Casey DeSmith - ( 45 saves / 50 shots )
Boston University Wins Series 2-1


(4) Maine vs. (5) Merrimack

March 9 Maine 2 - 1 Merrimack Alfond Arena Recap  
No scoring First period Mike Collins (10) - pp - 15:33
Joey Diamond (23) - 07:50
Kyle Beattie (6) - 12:04
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Dan Sullivan - ( 19 saves / 20 shots ) Goalie stats Joe Cannata - ( 39 saves / 41 shots )
March 10 Maine 2 - 5 Merrimack Alfond Arena Recap  
Matt Mangene (15) - sh - 03:51 First period Rhett Bly (5) - 05:39
Josh Myers (5) - pp - 13:33
No scoring Second period Jeff Velleca (10) - 17:55
Rhett Bly (6) - 18:15
Adam Shemansky (11) - pp - 08:03 Third period Dan Kolomatis (1) - en - 19:58
Dan Sullivan - ( 28 saves / 32 shots ) Goalie stats Joe Cannata - ( 26 saves / 28 shots )
March 11 Maine 2 - 1 Merrimack Alfond Arena Recap  
Spencer Abbott (20) - pp - 11:38 First period No scoring
Brice O'Connor (3) - 03:43 Second period Ryan Flanigan (11) - 09:16
No scoring Third period No scoring
Dan Sullivan - ( 19 saves / 20 shots ) Goalie stats Joe Cannata - ( 28 saves / 30 shots )
Maine Wins Series 2-1


Semifinals

(1) Boston College vs. (7) Providence

March 16 Boston College 4 - 2 Providence TD Garden Recap  
Paul Carey (15) - 01:15
Destry Straight (3) - 08:35
First period Barrett Kaib (1) - 02:28
Derek Army (11) - 04:33
John Gaudreau (17) - pp - 03:58 Second period No scoring
Steven Whitney (13) - 08:00 Third period No scoring
Parker Milner - ( 25 saves / 27 shots ) Goalie stats Alex Beaudry - ( 27 saves / 30 shots )


(3) Boston University vs. (4) Maine

March 16 Boston University 3 - 5 Maine TD Garden Recap  
Alex Chiasson (15) - 02:46 First period No scoring
Matt Nieto (15) - pp - 06:16 Second period Joey Diamond (24) - pp - 00:46
Will O'Neill (2) - 11:22
Will O'Neill (3) - pp - 18:25
Matt Nieto (16) - 04:03 Third period Mark Anthoine (12) - pp - 07:43
Joey Diamond (25) - pp en - 19:31
Kieran Millan - ( 35 saves / 39 shots ) Goalie stats Dan Sullivan - ( 25 saves / 28 shots )


Championship

(1) Boston College vs. (4) Maine

March 17 Boston College 4 - 1 Maine TD Garden Recap  
John Gaudreau (18) - 05:24
John Gaudreau (19) - pp - 07:31
First period No scoring
Pat Mullane (9) - 18:39 Second period Brian Flynn (18) - 07:37
Barry Almeida (22) - en - 18:59 Third period No scoring
Parker Milner - ( 40 saves / 41 shots ) Goalie stats Dan Sullivan - ( 36 saves / 39 shots )


Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[1]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References

  1. "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide", Hockey East. Retrieved on 2014-05-19. 

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