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The 2017 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 3 and March 18, 2017 at campus locations and at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts–Lowell River Hawks defeated the Boston College Eagles by a score of 4–3 to earn their 3rd Hockey East championship in school history, the third in five years, and earn Hockey East's automatic bid into the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. C. J. Smith was named tournament MVP.

The tournament was the 33rd in league history.

Format[]

The tournament included 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[]

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

Hockey East Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
UMass-Lowell River Hawks 22 14 7 1 76 51 29 41 27 11 3 151 95
Boston University Terriers 22 13 6 3 64 47 29 39 24 12 3 123 90
Boston College Eagles 22 13 6 3 74 56 29 40 21 15 4 132 104
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 22 12 6 4 67 51 28 40 23 12 5 128 93
Providence Friars 22 12 7 3 66 57 27 39 22 12 5 116 92
Vermont Catamounts 22 10 8 4 61 63 24 38 20 13 5 122 106
Merrimack Warriors 22 8 8 6 57 60 22 37 15 16 6 90 96
Northeastern Huskies 22 9 10 3 73 71 21 38 18 15 5 140 113
Connecticut Huskies 22 8 10 4 55 61 20 36 12 16 8 96 104
New Hampshire Wildcats 22 7 11 4 69 77 18 40 15 20 5 124 136
Maine Black Bears 22 5 15 2 57 79 12 36 11 21 4 102 125
UMass Minutemen 22 2 19 1 42 88 5 36 5 29 2 66 132


Bracket[]

Teams are reseeded after the Opening Round and Quarterfinals

  Opening Round
March 3–5[1]
Quarterfinals
March 10–12[2]
Semifinals
March 17[3]
Championship
March 18
                                             
  1  Massachusetts–Lowell 1 3 8 1  Massachusetts–Lowell 5  
5  Providence 3 5 10  New Hampshire 3 1 2 4  Notre Dame 1  
12  Massachusetts 0 1
  2  Boston University 3* 3
6  Vermont 5 5 8  Northeastern 2 2     1  Massachusetts–Lowell 4
11  Maine 0 1   3  Boston College 3
  3  Boston College 7 7
7  Merrimack 4 0 2 6  Vermont 0 4
10  New Hampshire 0 4 5
  4  Notre Dame 5 5 2  Boston University 2
8  Northeastern 3 6 5  Providence 0 2 3  Boston College 3  
9  Connecticut 1 2


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Results[]

Opening Round[]

(5) Providence vs. (12) Massachusetts[]

March 3 Providence 3 - 0 Massachusetts Schneider Arena Recap  
(Wilkins, Foley) Brian Pinho - GW - 16:21 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
(Foley, McKenzie) Josh Wilkins - 15:20
(Wilkins, Pinho) Erik Foley - 17:26
Third period No scoring
( 22 saves / 22 shots ) Hayden Hawkey Goalie stats Ryan Wischow ( 32 saves / 35 shots )
March 4 Providence 5 - 1 Massachusetts Schneider Arena Recap  
(Pinho, Monk) Scott Conway - PP - 08:54 First period No scoring
(Bryson, Lemos) Vimal Sukumaran - GW - 02:05
(Monk, Kavanagh) Conor MacPhee - 15:04
Second period No scoring
(Pinho, Foley) Josh Wilkins - 14:13
(Björkqvist, Gamez) Josh Monk - 18:39
Third period 17:18 - Ray Pigozzi (Lagesson)
( 20 saves / 20 shots ) Hayden Hawkey / ( 0 saves / 1 shots ) Brendan Leahy Goalie stats Ryan Wischow ( 30 saves / 35 shots )
Providence won series 2–0


(6) Vermont vs. (11) Maine[]

March 3 Vermont 5 - 0 Maine Gutterson Fieldhouse Recap  
(Abramson, Muscoby) Liam Coughlin - GW - 03:27
(Blanleil, Bradley) Liam Coughlin - 09:15
(Shaw, Hamilton) Craig Puffer - 19:11
First period No scoring
(Massie, Blanleil) Brendan Bradley - 12:40 Second period No scoring
(Bowen, Phillips) Mario Puskarich - 02:29 Third period No scoring
( 31 saves / 31 shots ) Stefanos Lekkas Goalie stats Rob McGovern ( 30 saves / 35 shots )
March 4 Vermont 5 - 1 Maine Gutterson Fieldhouse Recap  
(Coughlin) Brendan Bradley - 06:33
(Bowen, Puskarich) Rob Hamilton - GW PP - 17:52
First period No scoring
(Bradley, Bowen) Mario Puskarich - PP - 14:36
(Shaw, Privitera) Craig Puffer - 14:48
Second period 06:55 - PP - Rob Michel (Byron, Brown)
(Best, Hamilton) Matt Alvaro - PP EN - 19:38 Third period No scoring
( 36 saves / 37 shots ) Stefanos Lekkas Goalie stats Matt Morris ( 16 saves / 20 shots ) / Rob McGovern ( 8 saves / 8 shots )
Vermont won series 2–0


(7) Merrimack vs. (10) New Hampshire[]

March 3 Merrimack 4 - 0 New Hampshire J. Thom Lawler Rink Recap  
(Seney) Sami Tavernier - GW - 05:50
(Hennig, Kovacevic) Derek Petti - 15:16
First period No scoring
(Hennig) Chris LeBlanc - 04:37 Second period No scoring
(Kolquist, Larsson) Tyler Irvine - EN - 16:32 Third period No scoring
( 25 saves / 25 shots ) Collin Delia Goalie stats Daniel Tirone ( 23 saves / 26 shots )
March 4 Merrimack 0 - 4 New Hampshire J. Thom Lawler Rink Recap  
No Scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 14:43 - GW - Patrick Grasso (Miller)
17:34 - PP - Jason Salvaggio (van Riemsdyk, McNicholas)
No scoring Third period 18:48 - EN - Michael McNicholas (Nazarian, Kelleher)
19:22 - EN - Liam Blackburn (Tirone)
(LeBlanc, Biega) Ludvig Larsson - 12:02 Overtime No scoring
( 28 saves / 30 shots ) Collin Delia Goalie stats Daniel Tirone ( 44 saves / 44 shots )
March 5 Merrimack 2 - 5 New Hampshire J. Thom Lawler Rink Recap  
(Kolquist, Seney) Hampus Gustafsson - PP - 09:54 First period 01:14 - Michael McNicholas (Kelleher, Salvaggio)
06:01 - Frankie Cefalu (Hill, Sacco)
14:45 - GW - Patrick Grasso (Nazarian)
No scoring Second period No scoring
(Carle, Biega) Derek Petti - PP - 07:54 Third period 10:34 - PP - Tyler Kelleher (McNicholas, Grasso)
18:53 - EN - Jason Salvaggio (McNicholas, Cleland)
( 25 saves / 29 shots ) Collin Delia Goalie stats Daniel Tirone ( 44 saves / 46 shots )
New Hampshire won series 2–1


(8) Northeastern vs. (9) Connecticut[]

March 3 Northeastern 3 - 1 Connecticut Matthews Arena Recap  
(Sikura, J. Stevens) Garret Cockerill - PP - 10:36 First period No scoring
(Filipe, Shea) Brendan Collier - GW - 11:58 Second period No scoring
(Aston-Reese) Nolan Stevens - EN - 19:17 Third period 18:39 - EA - Benjamin Freeman (Austin, Drake)
( 30 saves / 31 shots ) Ryan Ruck Goalie stats Adam Huska ( 26 saves / 28 shots )
March 4 Northeastern 6 - 2 Connecticut Matthews Arena Recap  
(Griffin, Filipe) Brendan Collier - 04:09 First period No scoring
(N. Stevens, J. Stevens) Zach Aston-Reese - 08:06
(J. Stevens, Cockerill) Adam Gaudette - 14:30
Second period 12:20 - Brian Morgan (Kalter, Ronan)
18:01 - Miles Gendron (Austin, Ojantakanen)
(Cockerill, Sikura) John Stevens - 11:13
(Aston-Reese, Sikura) John Stevens - 13:10
(N. Stevens, Williams) Jeremy Davies - 14:52
Third period No scoring
( 32 saves / 34 shots ) Ryan Ruck Goalie stats Adam Huska ( 28 saves / 34 shots )
Northeastern won series 2–0


Quarterfinals[]

(1) Massachusetts–Lowell vs. (10) New Hampshire[]

March 10 Massachusetts–Lowell 1 - 3 New Hampshire Tsongas Center Recap  
No Scoring First period 07:38 - Shane Eiserman (Grasso)
15:11 - GW - Patrick Grasso (Chanter, Nazarian)
(Zink, Campbell) Nick Master - 12:25 Second period 13:44 - Marcus Vela (unassisted)
No scoring Third period No scoring
( 9 saves / 12 shots ) Tyler Wall Goalie stats Daniel Tirone ( 34 saves / 35 shots )
March 11 Massachusetts–Lowell 3 - 1 New Hampshire Tsongas Center Recap  
(Smith, Gambardella) Tommy Panico - 12:54 First period 08:43 - PP - Matias Cleland (Blackburn)
(Dmowski) John Edwardh - GW - 03:07
(Zink, Kapla) Ryan Dmowski - 11:29
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
( 18 saves / 19 shots ) Tyler Wall Goalie stats Daniel Tirone ( 21 saves / 24 shots )
March 12 Massachusetts–Lowell 8 - 2 New Hampshire Tsongas Center Recap  
(Zink, Forney) John Edwardh - PP - 03:36
(Hill, Eiserman) Kenny Hausinger - 08:48
(Lohin) Kenny Hausinger - GW - 12:24
(Edwardh, Gambardella) C. J. Smith - 12:53
(Wilson) Colin O'Neill - SH - 15:21
(Edwardh, Gambardella) C. J. Smith - 18:32
First period 05:36 - Marcus Vela (Hill, Eiserman)
(Göransson, Hausinger) Colin O'Neill - 13:22
(Master, Göransson) Tyler Mueller - 17:30
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 07:38 - Tyler Kelleher (unassisted)
( 25 saves / 27 shots ) Tyler Wall / ( 1 saves / 1 shots ) Christoffer Hernberg Goalie stats Daniel Tirone ( 23 saves / 31 shots )
Massachusetts–Lowell won series 2–1


(2) Boston University vs. (8) Northeastern[]

March 10 Boston University 3 - 2 OT Northeastern Agganis Arena Recap  
No Scoring First period 07:23 - Zach Aston-Reese (N. Stevens, Davies)
09:52 - Dylan Sikura (Davies, Williams)
(Hickey, Bellows) Dante Fabbro - PP - 07:33 Second period No scoring
(Curry) Chase Phelps - 09:28 Third period No scoring
(Keller, McAvoy) Jordan Greenway - GW PP - 03:11 First overtime period No scoring
( 33 saves / 35 shots ) Jake Oettinger Goalie stats Ryan Ruck ( 32 saves / 35 shots )
March 11 Boston University 3 - 2 Northeastern Agganis Arena Recap  
No Scoring First period 02:23 - Biagio Lerario (Pond, Jamieson)
11:21 - Nolan Stevens (Filipe, Shea)
(Keller, McAvoy) Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - PP - 14:38 Second period No scoring
(Forsbacka Karlsson, McAvoy) Nick Roberto - 03:01
(Forsbacka Karlsson, McAvoy) Chad Krys - GW PP - 19:35
Third period No scoring
( 24 saves / 26 shots ) Jake Oettinger Goalie stats Ryan Ruck ( 25 saves / 28 shots )
Boston University won series 2–0


(3) Boston College vs. (6) Vermont[]

March 10 Boston College 7 - 0 Vermont Conte Forum Recap  
(White, Fitzgerald) Austin Cangelosi - GW - 00:08
(McInnis) Colin White - 05:15
(Fitzgerald, McPhee) Luke McInnis - 14:23
First period No scoring
(Kim, McInnis) Matthew Gaudreau - 05:27 Second period No scoring
(Gaudreau, McInnis) Christopher Brown - PP - 13:02
(Fitzgerald, Moore) Julius Mattila - SH - 18:30
(unassisted) Christopher Brown - SH - 19:59
Third period No scoring
( 22 saves / 22 shots ) Joseph Woll Goalie stats Stefanos Lekkas ( 20 saves / 24 shots ) / Mike Santaguida ( 4 saves / 7 shots )
March 11 Boston College 7 - 4 Vermont Conte Forum Recap  
(White, Savage) JD Dudek - PP - 03:35
(Kim, Calnan) Connor Moore - 07:10
(Cangelosi, Savage) JD Dudek - PP - 08:57
First period 13:14 - PP - Ross Colton (Hamilton, Puskarich)
19:41 - PP - Rob Hamilton (Puskarich, Bradley)
(Cotton, White) Austin Cangelosi - PP - 07:24
(White, Savage) Austin Cangelosi - GW PP - 11:22
Second period 17:14 - Rob Hamilton (Petruzzelli, Coughlin)
(Ju. Mattila) Chris Calnan - 13:25
(Gaudreau, Kim) Ryan Fitzgerald - 17:39
Third period 18:02 - Matt O'Donnell (Shaw, Puffer)
( 32 saves / 36 shots ) Joseph Woll Goalie stats Stefanos Lekkas ( 27 saves / 34 shots )
Boston College won series 2–0


(4) Notre Dame vs. (5) Providence[]

March 10 Notre Dame 5 - 0 Providence Compton Family Ice Arena Recap  
(Brauer, Jenkins) Jordan Gross - GW - 09:31 First period No scoring
(Brauer, Dello) Jack Jenkins - 04:24
(Gross, Petersen) Joe Wegwerth - 11:35
(Morrison, Nardella) Jake Evans - 17:05
Second period No scoring
(Bjork, Evans) Andrew Oglevie - PP - 02:11 Third period No scoring
( 43 saves / 43 shots ) Cal Petersen Goalie stats Hayden Hawkey ( 20 saves / 25 shots )
March 11 Notre Dame 5 - 2 Providence Compton Family Ice Arena Recap  
No Scoring First period No scoring
(Evans, Bjork) Cam Morrison - PP - 12:58 Second period 10:48 - Brian Pinho (Walman)
(Bjork) Jordan Gross - 00:21
(Oglevie, Morrison) Bobby Nardella - GW - 07:29
(Jenkins, Oglevie) Dylan Malmquist - EN - 18:55
(Oglevie, Gilbert) Dylan Malmquist - EN - 19:37
Third period 11:18 - PP - Brian Pinho (Young, Walman)
( 28 saves / 30 shots ) Cal Petersen Goalie stats Hayden Hawkey ( 33 saves / 36 shots )
Notre Dame won series 2–0


Semifinals[]

(1) Massachusetts–Lowell vs. (4) Notre Dame[]

March 17 Massachusetts–Lowell 5 - 1 Notre Dame TD Garden Recap  
(Hausinger, Lohin) Colin O'Neill - 07:25
(Göransson, Mueller) Ryan Lohin - GW - 09:31
First period 07:00 - Jack Jenkins (Gilbert, Peeke)
(Gambardella) C. J. Smith - 06:34
(Hausinger, Lohin) Michael Kapla - 18:52
Second period No scoring
(Collins) Nick Marin - 02:58 Third period No scoring
( 19 saves / 20 shots ) Tyler Wall Goalie stats Cal Petersen ( 36 saves / 41 shots )


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

March 18 Boston University 2 - 3 Boston College TD Garden Recap  
No Scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 01:58 - Julius Mattila (Savage, Je. Mattila)
13:21 - SH - Ryan Fitzgerald (Brown, Savage)
(Keller, Carpenter) Jordan Greenway - EA - 17:36
(Forsbacka Karlsson, Greenway) Clayton Keller - EA - 18:38
Third period 00:58 - GW - Ryan Fitzgerald (Brown, Gaudreau)
( 32 saves / 35 shots ) Jake Oettinger Goalie stats Joseph Woll ( 42 saves / 44 shots )


Championship[]

(1) Massachusetts–Lowell vs. (3) Boston College[]

March 18 Massachusetts–Lowell 4 - 3 Boston College TD Garden Recap  
(unassisted) C. J. Smith - 01:06
(Smith, Panico) Chris Forney - 12:06
First period 05:31 - PP - Austin Cangelosi (Dudek, Savage)
18:38 - SH - Graham McPhee (unassisted)
(Gambardella, Smith) John Edwardh - PP - 10:05
(Kapla, Edwardh) Joe Gambardella - GW - 11:37
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 17:15 - EA - Ryan Fitzgerald (Dudek, Savage)
( 38 saves / 41 shots ) Tyler Wall Goalie stats Joseph Woll ( 21 saves / 25 shots )


Tournament awards[]

All-Tournament Team[]

[4]

* Tournament MVP(s)

References[]

External links[]

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