Wakefield, Mass. - Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna announced on Wednesday that the league will kickoff it's fourth annual "The Road to the TD Garden" tour this weekend. The promotion will tour the Lamoriello Trophy, awarded annually to the league's tournament champion, around New England at each of the 10 men's campuses in the weeks leading up to the tournament at the TD Garden in Boston on March 22-23, 2013.
Hockey East fans will be able to see the trophy at each of the 10 campuses and will have a chance to register to win a Hockey East weekend VIP package. The grand prize includes two loge tickets to the semifinals on Friday, the Championship Game on Saturday and hotel accommodations for one night at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, as well as a player gift pack from tournament weekend. In addition, a pair of Championship tickets will be given away at each campus event.
"These events will be a great way to showcase our tournament around New England and 'The Road to the TD Garden' goes through each of our 10 campuses in the next eight weeks," said Bertagna.
Fans can enter the raffle to win the VIP package in one of two ways. Fans can sign an entry slip at each Road to the TD Garden game at the trophy table or you can take a photo with the trophy and post to the Hockey East Facebook page or use the hashtag, #hockeyeastRTG on Twitter. You must like Hockey East on Facebook or follow the league on Twitter and tweet @hockey_east to be eligible for the prize.
The "Road to the TD Garden" will begin this Friday as Maine hosts Merrimack from Alfond Arena and will end the tour with a Game 1 Hockey East quarterfinal matchup on Friday, March 15 at one of the four host seeds for the 29th annual Hockey East Tournament.
The Hockey East Association is a 10-team Division I college men's hockey conference founded in 1984 and an eight-team Division I women's league which began play in 2002-03. The men's league has won eight NCAA championships in the past 20 years. Since 1999, Hockey East has won six NCAA Championships and have placed 19 teams in the Frozen Four, along with 49 teams in the NCAA Tournament.
|2013 HOCKEY EAST "ROAD TO THE TD GARDEN" TOUR SCHEDULE|
|Fri., Jan. 18||Merrimack at Maine||7:00|
|Fri., Jan. 25||Massachusetts at Vermont||7:00|
|Fri., Feb. 1||New Hampshire at Northeastern||7:00|
|Mon., Feb. 4||Beanpot (NESN)||5:00/8:00|
|Sun, Feb. 10||Providence at New Hampshire (CBSSN)||4:00|
|Mon, Feb. 11||Beanpot (NESN)||4:30/7:30|
|Fri., Feb. 15||UMass Lowell at Massachusetts||7:00|
|Sun., Feb. 17||Merrimack at Providence (COX)||4:00|
|Sat., Feb. 23||Boston University at UMass-Lowell||7:00|
|Sun., Feb. 24||Massachusetts at Merrimack (CBSSN)||4:00|
|Fri., March 1||Vermont at Boston University||7:30|
|Sat., March 2||Providence at Boston College||7:00|
|Friday, March 15||Hockey East Quarterfinals (NBCSN)||7:00|
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