The 2016 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 3 and March 19, 2016 at campus locations and at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Northeastern Huskies defeated the UMass Lowell River Hawks by a score of 3–2 to earn their 2nd Hockey East championship in school history and earn Hockey East's automatic bid into the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. Kevin Boyle was named tournament MVP.

The tournament was the 32nd in league history.

Format[edit | edit source]

The tournament will include all twelve teams in the conference. Seeds 1–4 earned a first-round bye, and seeds 5–12 played a best-of-three Opening Round played on campus locations. Winners advanced to play the 1–4 seeds in the best-of-three Quarterfinals on campus locations. Winners of those series played in a single-game Semifinal, and those winners faced off in a single-game Championship Final, both at the TD Garden.

Regular season standings[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Standings[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T GF GA P
Boston College 22 15 2 5 91 45 35
Providence College 22 16 3 3 71 39 35
University of Notre Dame 22 15 5 2 70 40 32
University of Massachusetts Lowell 22 12 6 4 58 37 28
Boston University 22 12 6 4 75 56 28
Northeastern University 22 10 8 4 75 56 24
Merrimack College 22 5 10 7 50 70 17
University of Connecticut 22 6 12 4 49 70 16
University of Vermont 22 6 13 3 48 66 15
University of New Hampshire 22 4 12 6 57 7 14
University of Maine 22 5 12 2 42 77 12
University of Massachusetts Amherst 22 2 16 4 44 101 8

Bracket[edit | edit source]

Teams are reseeded after the Opening Round and Quarterfinals

  Opening Round[1]
March 3–6
Quarterfinals
March 11–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                                             
  1  Boston College 3 2 4* 1  Boston College 4  
5  Boston University 2* 5 9  Vermont 0 4 3 6  Northeastern 5  
12  Massachusetts 1 4
  2  Providence 3 2
6  Northeastern 3* 4* 7  Merrimack 1 0     6  Northeastern 3
11  Maine 2 3   4  Massachusetts–Lowell 2
  3  Notre Dame 1 4
7  Merrimack 1 3* 2 6  Northeastern 3 6
10  New Hampshire 3 2 1
  4  Massachusetts–Lowell 3 5 2  Providence 1
8  Connecticut 1 3 5  Boston University 2 0 4  Massachusetts–Lowell 2***  
9  Vermont 2 4


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Results[edit | edit source]

Opening Round[edit | edit source]

(5) Boston University vs. (12) Massachusetts[edit | edit source]

Boston University won series 2–0


(6) Northeastern vs. (11) Maine[edit | edit source]

Northeastern won series 2–0


(7) Merrimack vs. (10) New Hampshire[edit | edit source]

Merrimack won series 2–1


(8) Connecticut vs. (9) Vermont[edit | edit source]

Vermont won series 2–0


Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Boston College vs. (9) Vermont[edit | edit source]

Boston College won series 2–1


(2) Providence vs. (7) Merrimack[edit | edit source]

Providence won series 2–0


(3) Notre Dame vs. (6) Northeastern[edit | edit source]

Northeastern won series 2–0


(4) Massachusetts–Lowell vs. (5) Boston University[edit | edit source]

Massachusetts–Lowell won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Boston College vs. (6) Northeastern[edit | edit source]


(2) Providence vs. (4) Massachusetts–Lowell[edit | edit source]


Championship[edit | edit source]

(4) Massachusetts–Lowell vs. (6) Northeastern[edit | edit source]


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Tournament Team[edit | edit source]

* Tournament MVP(s)

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References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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