The four high seeds will host a quarterfinal round, best-of-three series on the weekend of February 26. The top eight teams will advance to the postseason, while the team that finishes in ninth place will not move on to the playoffs.
The four quarterfinal winners will then be reseeded for the semifinal round on Saturday, March 5. The semifinal winners advance to the 14th annual Hockey East Championship Game on Sunday, March 6.
For the first time ever, the Women's Hockey East Championship Tournament semifinals and title game will be hosted by Merrimack College at the recently renovated Lawler Rink in the Warriors' first season in WHEA.
Tickets for the 2016 Women's Hockey East Championship weekend, hosted by Merrimack College, will be available for purchase at the Merrimack College Box Office beginning Friday, November 13. Fans may purchase online at MerrimackAthletics.com/Tickets, in person, or by calling the Box Office at 978-837-5324.