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Hockey East First Round match-ups set for next weekend

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UConn players celebrate a goal at Merrimack.
UConn players celebrate a goal at Merrimack.
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After a close race to the finish at the top and middle of the standings, the pairings are now complete for the first round of the 2017 Hockey East Tournament.

UMass Lowell, Boston University and Boston College clinched a share of the Hockey East Regular Season Championship with 29 points. Notre Dame finished one point back with 28 points. Those four teams will earn a bye into the quarterfinal.

#12 Massachusetts at #5 Providence

#11 Maine at #6 Vermont

#10 New Hampshire at #7 Merrimack

#9 Connecticut at #8 Northeastern

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#1 UMass Lowell

#2 Boston University

#3 Boston College

#4 Notre Dame