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2016 Hockey East Tournament Guide: What, When, Where and How to Watch

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Boston University won the 2015 Hockey East Tournament Championship.
Boston University won the 2015 Hockey East Tournament Championship.
Matt Dewkett

The 2016 Hockey East Tournament semifinals and final takes place Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

What

For the 32nd time, Hockey East will crown a post-season tournament champion. The winner earns the Lamoriello Trophy and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Lamoriello Trophy is named after Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello, the former Providence College coach, who was one of the founding coaches in the league.

Boston College and Providence were co-regular season champions. The Eagles, 11-time winners of the Hockey East Tournament, are the No. 1 seed while the Friars are the No. 2 seed. UMass Lowell, the 2013 and 2014 Hockey East Tournament champions, is the No. 4 seed. Northeastern, unable to win the Hockey East Tournament championship since 1988, is the No. 6 seed.

When

Friday, March 18, 2016
Semifinals

5:00 p.m. - Providence College vs. UMass Lowell

8:00 p.m. - Boston College vs. Northeastern

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Final

7:00 p.m. - Providence/UMass Lowell vs. Boston College/Northeastern

Where

The TD Garden in Boston, Mass. will once again serve as host for the Hockey East semifinals and final. The arena has a capacity of 17,565 for hockey games. Located above the MBTA's North Station, the TD Garden is home to the Boston Bruins of the NHL and the NBA's Boston Celtics.

How to Watch

Tickets are still available for the 32nd annual Hockey East Tournament and can be purchased at the TD Garden Box Office, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

For those not able to attend in person, the first semifinal and final will be on New England Sports Network (NESN) while the second semifinal will start on NESN before moving to NESN +. Alex Faust will have play-by-play duties while Billy Jaffe will handle the color analyst role. Sideline reporter is Nikki Reyes while Adam Pellerin will be the in-studio host. Former UMass coach Don 'Toot' Cahoon and former Maine goalie Mike Morrison will be the analysts in the studio.

NBC Sports Network will also be broadcasting the Hockey East semifinals and final, but will be blacked out in the New England region where NESN has exclusive rights.