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WELCOME TO 2012 HOCKEY EAST CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL
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JOIN US FOR OUR 2012 HOCKEY EAST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME LIVE CHAT AND INTERACT WITH OTHER HOCKEY EAST FANS!!

The 28th Annual Hockey East Championship Tournament moves to the TD Garden for the league semifinals on Friday, March 16 and the league title game on Saturday, March 17.

Tickets are available at the TD Garden box office. Tickets can also be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

The semifinals will be played at 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16. The 28th Annual Championship Game will be on Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m. All three games will be telecast live by NESN and NBC Sports Network.

Championship merchandise for the victor will be available online immediately following the championship game at HockeyEastShop.com.

GENERAL TOURNAMENT NOTES:

This year's field features #1 seed Boston College, #3 seed Boston University, #4 seed Maine and #7 seed Providence College. The BC Eagles are the two-time defending tournament champions.

This is the first time in league history that #1, #3, #4 and #7 have advanced to the league's championship tournament.

This will be also the first time that Boston College, Boston University, Maine and Providence have comprised the semifinal field.

#1 seeds have won the Hockey East title thirteen times in the history of the league. #3 seeds have captured three tournament titles. #4 seeds have earned three HEA tourney champinships. #7 seeds have not ever earned the league crown.

2012 HOCKEY EAST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
#1 Boston College vs. #4 Maine
BC
Sat., March 17
8:00 p.m.
TD Garden

TV: NESN &
NBC Sports Network


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Maine Merchandise

This is BC's third consecutive trip to the Hockey East championship game, 7th in the last eight years, and 16th overall. The Eagles are 10-5 all-time in the championship game, including 5-1 over their last six appearances dating to 2005.

The Eagles are seeking their 11th Hockey East title, 5th in the last six years, and 6th in the last eight years. If the Eagles win tonight, they will become the first team to win three consecutive Hockey East tournament championships.

This will be Maine's 14th trip to the Hockey East championship game and second in three seasons following a one-year hiatus. The Black Bears are 5-8 all-time in the championship game, with their last title coming in 2004, a 2-1 triple OT win over UMass.

Of Maine's 14 title game appearances, seven have come against Boston College, representing by far the most frequent title game matchup. (BC vs. UNH is second, with only three meetings.) The Eagles hold a 4-2 advantage in title game play vs. the Black Bears and a 7-5 lead in Hockey East tournament play overall.

Championship Game History
1987 – BC 4, Maine 2
1989 – Maine 5, BC 4
1990 – BC 4, Maine 3
1998 – BC 3, Maine 2
2000 – Maine 2, BC 1
2010 – BC 7, Maine 6 (OT)

This will be the 20th time the No. 1 seed has advanced to the final. The No. 1 seed has won the tournament 13 times previously, most recently last season when No. 1 BC triumphed over No. 4 Merrimack , 5-3.

This is the third consecutive year the No. 4 seed has advanced to the final, and the fourth time in the last five seasons. In the 23 years prior to that, the No. 4 seed reached the final just twice, first in 1996 and then again in 2000, winning both times. The No. 4 seed won again in 2008, but has fallen short in the title game in each of the last two years.

Last year was the first time a No. 1 seed faced a No. 4 seed in the final, with No. 1 BC defeating No. 4 Merrimack, 5-3.

Last night's win was BC's 14th win in a row overall, breaking the previous Jerry York era record of 13 set in 2007. (The all-time BC record is 22 games, spanning 1949 and 1950.) Boston College has won 11 consecutive Hockey East tournament games, tying its own record set from 1998 to 2000.


2012 HOCKEY EAST SEMIFINAL #1
#1 Boston College vs. #7 Providence College
BC
Fri., March 16
5:00 p.m.
TD Garden

TV: NESN &
NBC Sports Network


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PC Merchandise

#1 seed Boston College and #7 seed Providence will meet for the tenth time in Hockey East Tournament play. It will be their second meeting in the semifinal round. Boston College leads the all-time tournament series at 6-3.

The tournament history:

Year Round Result Site
1985 Championship Providence 3, Boston College 1 (2OT) Providence Civic Center
1989 Semifinals Boston College 6, Providence 5 (2OT) Kelley Rink
1996 Quarterfinals Providence 5, Boston College 2 Schneider Arena
1996 Quarterfinals Providence 4, Boston College 2 Schneider Arena
1998 Quarterfinals Boston College 4, Providence 3 Kelley Rink
1998 Quarterfinals Boston College 6, Providence 3 Kelley Rink
2001 Championship Boston College 5, Providence 3 FleetCenter
2008 Quarterfinals Boston College 5, Providence 1 Kelley Rink
2008 Quarterfinals Boston College 5, Providence 1 Kelley Rink

Boston College has advanced to the semifinals for the 20th time and the eighth consecutive season. The Eagles have advanced to the title game fifteen times, winning ten titles (1987, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011).

Providence College has advanced to the semifinals for the eleventh time and for the first time since 2001. The Friars have advanced to the championship game game four times with two league titles (1985 and 1996).

This year, Boston College swept the regular season series, 3-0-0.
2012 HOCKEY EAST SEMIFINAL #2
#3 Boston University vs. #4 Maine
BC
Fri., March 16
8:00 p.m.
TD Garden

TV: NESN &
NBC Sports Network


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2011-12 Schedule
BU Merchandise
2011-12 Team Statistics
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Maine Merchandise

#3 seed Boston University and #4 seed Maine will meet for the 15th time in Hockey East Tournament play. It will be their sixth meeting in the semifinal round with Maine having won all previous semifinal match-ups. The all-time tournament series is tied, 7-7.

The tournament history:

Year Round Result Site
1985 Quarterfinals Boston University 7, Maine 4 Walter Brown Arena
1985 Quarterfinals Boston University 4, Maine 2 Walter Brown Arena
1990 Semifinals Maine 3, Boston University 1 Alfond Arena
1991 Championship Boston University 4, Maine 3 (OT) Boston Garden
1993 Championship Maine 5, Boston University 2 Boston Garden
1994 Quarterfinals Boston University 8, Maine 5 Walter Brown Arena
1994 Quarterfinals Boston University 4, Maine 3 Walter Brown Arena
2000 Semifinals Maine 4, Boston University 2 FleetCenter
2002 Semifinals Maine 4, Boston University 3 FleetCenter
2004 Semifinals Maine 1, Boston University 0 FleetCenter
2009 Quarterfinals Boston University 2, Maine 1 Agganis Arena
2009 Quarterfinals Maine 6, Boston University 3 Agganis Arena
2009 Quarterfinals Boston University 6, Maine 2 Agganis Arena
2010 Semifinals Maine 5, Boston University 2 TD Garden

Boston University has advanced to the semifinals for the 20th time and for the ninth time in the last ten years (only missed 2011). The Terriers have advanced to the title game nine times, winning seven titles (1986, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2006 and 2009).

Maine has advanced to the semifinals for the 19th time with its last appearance in 2010. The Black Bears haved advanced to the title game 13 times, winning five titles (1989, 1992, 1993, 2000 and 2004).

This year, Maine won the season series 2-1-0.
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