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Hockey East playoff central

2016 tournament

Format: All 12 teams qualify. The top four seeds get byes into the quarterfinals.

First round: Best-of-three series, March 4-6 at campus sites. Seed 12 at 5, 11 at 6, 10 at 7, 9 at 8. Schedule/results

Quarterfinals: Best-of-three series, March 11-13 at campus sites. Lowest remaining seed at 1, second-lowest remaining seed at 2, third-lowest remaining seed at 3, fourth-lowest remaining seed at 4. Schedule/results

Championship: At TD Garden, Boston. March 18: Semifinals, 5 and 8 p.m. EDT. March 19: Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. EDT. Schedule/results

Note: Teams are reseeded after the first and quarterfinals rounds.

First round
March 3-6
Quarterfinals
March 11-13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19

8 Connecticut
9 Vermont

5 Boston University
12 Massachusetts

7 Merrimack
10 New Hampshire

6 Northeastern
11 Maine

1 Boston College
Vermont

4 UMass-Lowell
Boston University

2 Providence
Merrimack

3 Notre Dame
Northeastern

Boston College
Northeastern

Providence
UMass-Lowell

Northeastern
UMass-Lowell

Tournament coverage

Watch this page for all of USCHO.com’s game recaps, columns, features and blog posts from the 2016 Hockey East conference playoffs.

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