February 27, 2014
Top-seeded Boston College will host New Hampshire on Friday night
(1) Boston College vs. (8) New Hampshire
Conte Forum (Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
Season Series: BC won 2-1-0
- After finishing first in the conference standings for the first time in WHEA play, BC is looking to become the eighth team in WHEA history to win the regular season title and tournament crown in the same season. UNH accomplished that feat in four straight seasons, from 2006-09.
(2) Boston University vs. (7) Providence
Walter Brown Arena (Boston, Mass.)
Season Series: BU won 2-1-0
- The Terriers are looking for their third-straight tournament title, backstopped by senior goalie Kerrin Sperry (North Reading, Mass.), who has a 6-1-0 record with a 1.51 GAA and .944 save percentage in seven career WHEA playoff games. Providence is the only team that has appeared in the semifinals in every season since the WHEA began in 2002-03.
(3) Northeastern vs. (6) UConn
Matthews Arena (Boston, Mass.)
Season Series: NU won 3-0-0
- Northeastern won ten straight conference games to close out the regular season, and they have also won their last ten meetings with UConn. Two weeks ago, NU shut out UConn in back-to-back games at Matthews Arena, by scores of 3-0 and 5-0. Junior goalie Chloe Desjardins (Saint-Prosper, Que.) recorded both shutouts, making a combined 48 saves.
(4) Vermont vs. (5) Maine
Gutterson Field House (Burlington, Vt.)
Season Series: UVM won 3-0-0
- Either the Catamounts or Black Bears will record their first Hockey East playoff win in program history. Vermont is making their second-ever appearance in the WHEA playoffs, having lost in the 2013 Quarterfinals to NU.