Weekly Release: Final Four Hockey East Teams Enter TD Garden
Boston College, Providence, UMass Lowell, Northeastern To Battle for Lamoriello Trophy
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Warrior Hockey Co-Players of the Week C.J. Smith of UMass Lowell and Kevin Roy of Northeastern

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: No. 2 Providence and No. 4 UMass Lowell will square off at 5 p. m. at TD Garden while No. 1 Boston College will battle No. 6 Northeastern at 8 p.m. for the chance to advance to the Hockey East championship game. The winners earn the right to compete for the Lamoriello Trophy and the 2016 Hockey East Tournament title Saturday (March 19) at 7 p.m. ... Overall, Boston College boasts a 6-1-0 record against Northeastern in the postseason, including a 2-0 mark in the semifinals (1987, 2011). During the regular season, the Eagles took three of four points from the Huskies, as the squads skated to a 3-3 stalemate Dec. 5, 2015 before BC took a 4-3 decision the next day ... Historically, the Friars and River Hawks have played each other nine times previously in the postseason, with UMass Lowell owning a 5-3-1 record including a victory in the only semifinal meeting in 2013. In two regular season tilts during the 2015-16 campaign, Providence and UMass Lowell split a home-and-home series, Jan. 22-23 ... Across New England, the New England Sports Network will produce and air the Hockey East championship weekend from TD Garden once again. The first semifinal game, Providence vs. UMass Lowell, will be shown on NESN in its entirety beginning at 5 p.m., while the second semifinal, Boston College vs. Northeastern, begins at 8 p.m. on NESN and NESNplus before moving exclusively to NESNplus at 9 p.m. The title game is set to be played at 7 p.m. Saturday night and shown on NESN. Across the country, NBCSN will also air all three games as part of over eight hours of coverage of the tournament on the weekend. Tickets for the 2016 Hockey East Championship Tournament at the TD Garden are on sale now at the TD Garden Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased on line at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.