UMass Lowell, Boston College, UNH Earn Bids to NCAA Hockey Tournament


UMass LowellThree Hockey East schools will be among the field of 16 competing for college hockey’s greatest prize.

UMass Lowell, fresh off the first conference championship in school history, earned a No. 1 seed in the Manchester, N.H., regional of the NCAA tournament and will take on fourth-seeded Wisconsin this Friday at 4:30 p.m.

The River Hawks will be joined at Verizon Wireless Arena by host school New Hampshire, which snagged a No. 2 seed despite bowing out to Providence in the Hockey East quarterfinals. The Wildcats will take No. 3 seed Denver — a team UNH defeated 6-4 in their first meeting back in November.

Boston College rounds out the conference’s national tournament contestants as the No. 2 seed in the Providence regional and will take on two-time defending ECAC tournament champion Union in the first round.

Quinnipiac and Yale also received bids to the big dance — as a No. 1 and No. 4 seed, respectively — bringing the total of New England schools in the tournament to five.

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