The TD Garden has hosted some memorable Hockey East championships over the years, and this weekend should be no different.
UMass-Lowell, Boston College, Boston University and Providence College will descend upon Causeway St. Friday night to begin the conference’s 29th annual tournament.
The UML Riverhawks come in as this year’s No. 1 seed. Lowell was the regular season champion going 16-9-2 in conference play. The Riverhawks swept Maine out of the playoffs last weekend at the Tsongas Center. Lowell has been led this year by Junior forward Joseph Pendenza who has paced the team with 35 points and a plus-13 rating. UML will take on No. 5 seed Providence in the late-afternoon game Friday night.
The Friars come in after a hard-fought series victory over New Hampshire. PC got two late second period goals to take a 3-2 lead over UNH Sunday afternoon and then held off a third-period rally to advance. Providence finished the regular season in fourth place with a 13-8-6 record. Goaltender Jo...