The four high seeds will host a quarterfinal round game on the weekend of February 26. The top eight teams will advance to the postseason, while the team that finishes in ninth place will not move on to the playof fs.
The four quarterfinal winners will then be reseeded for the semifinal round on Saturday, March 5. The semifinal winners advance to the 14th annual Hockey East Championship Game on Sunday, March 6.
For the first time ever, the Women's Hockey East Championship Tournament semifinals and title game will be hosted by Merrimack College at the recently renovated Lawler Rink in the Warriors' first season in WHEA.