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Hockey East Tournament seeds set; first round match-ups ready

Ross Mauermann and the Providence College Friars claimed the No. 2 seed in the Hockey East Tournament on the final day of the regular season.
Ross Mauermann and the Providence College Friars claimed the No. 2 seed in the Hockey East Tournament on the final day of the regular season.
Matt Dewkett

As it has been accustom the Hockey East seedings and playoff pairings once again came down to the final day of the regular season. Boston University clinched the regular season title and New Hampshire wrapped up the final home ice spot in the first round.

Thanks to BC's loss at Notre Dame and its convincing win on senior night over Maine, Providence College claimed the No. 2 seed. The Eagles and UMass Lowell also will receive byes in the first round.

First Round Byes:

1. Boston University

2. Providence

3. Boston College

4. UMass Lowell

First Round Match-ups:

No. 12 Massachusetts at No. 5 Notre Dame

No. 11 Merrimack at No. 6 Northeastern

No. 10 Maine at No. 7 Vermont

No. 9 Connecticut at No. 8 New Hampshire

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior, high school and prep hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSports.