NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2
Bruins-Red Wings Game 4 -- 7:30pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub
Game PreviewSeries Predictions | Head-to-Head Breakdown | Sports Hub Montages

Latest Sports

UMass-Lowell Lands 1-Seed, BC A 2-Seed For NCAA Hockey Tournament

View Comments
The NCAA Hockey Championship trophy. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The NCAA Hockey Championship trophy. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Hockey

 

BOSTON (CBS) – NCAA Basketball isn’t the only tournament in town.

The NCAA Hockey Tournament gets underway later this week, with a pair of Massachusetts schools looking to make some noise.

Hockey East champions UMass-Lowell (26-10-2 and the third-seed overall in the tourney) was named the number-one seed in the Northeast region, with defending champion Boston College (22-11-4) a number-two seed in the East region.

Read: UMass-Lowell Shuts Out BU For 1st Hockey East Title

Up first for UMass-Lowell, who defeated Boston University over the weekend for their first-ever Hockey East title, is Wisconsin (22-12-7) in Manchester, NH on Friday. Should the River Hawks advance, they would face the winner of Denver (20-13-5) vs. New Hampshire (19-11-7).

UMass-Lowell heads into the tournament riding a six-game win streak.

It will be a tough road for UMass-Lowell throughout the tournament, as they find themselves in the same bracket as perennial powerhouses Denver (20-13-5), North Dakota (21-12-7) and second-overall seed Minnesota(26-8-5).

View: NCAA Hockey Bracket

The BC Eagles will look to become the first repeat champion since Denver won back-to-back titles in 2004-05. They open play Saturday night against three-seeded Union (21-12-5), and would play the winner of Quinnipiac (the number-one overall seed, 27-7-5) vs. Sanisius (19-18-5).

The Frozen Four will be held at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA on April 11, with the Championship game Saturday, April 13.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus