UMass Lowell Wins Hockey East…Again [VIDEO]
The UMass Riverhawks are Hockey East champs for the second straight year. A 4-0 shutout of New Hampshire at Boston Garden Saturday night left no doubt who is best in the league. The Riverhawks had shutout Notre Dame is the semi-final 4-0 Friday night.
Goalie Connor Hellebuyck was named tourney MVP. He stopped all 30 UNH shots.
The loss means UNH is not likely to make the NCAA playoff field. Here’s the prediction of the 16-team field by USCHO….
West Regional (St. Paul):
16 Robert Morris vs. 1 Minnesota
9 St. Cloud State vs. 8 Notre Dame
Midwest Regional (Cincinnati):
14 North Dakota vs. 4 Wisconsin
12 Colgate vs. 5 Ferris State
Northeast Regional (Worcester):
15 Denver vs. 2 Boston College
10 Minnesota State vs. 7 Massachusetts-Lowell
East Regional (Bridgeport):
13 Vermont vs. 3 Union
11 Providence vs. 6 Quinnipiac
Former UMaine captain Jim Montgomery led his Denver Pioneers to the NCHC tournament championship, beating Miami 4-3. That gives the first year coach and his team the conference automatic bid. Montgomery’s team is 20-15-6. Check out Montgomery and his post game press conference…