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  1. BC edges UMass Lowell for Frozen Four

    Brion O'Connor

    The Boston College Eagles, in a black-and-blue Northeast Regional final that was decided by razor-thin margins, willed their way to the Frozen Four with a nail-biting 4-3 win over the UMass Lowell River Hawks Sunday at the DCU Center in Worcester. ...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  2. BC, Lowell in all-Hockey East regional final

    Brion O'Connor

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- Sunday's NCAA Northeast Regional final between Boston College and UMass Lowell will showcase Hockey East's top two teams, but their styles could not be more different. The second-seed River Hawks employed their trademark grinding,...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  3. BC, Lowell open NCAAs in Worcester

    Brion O'Connor

    Hockey East's top two teams -- tournament title winners UMass-Lowell and regular-season champs Boston College -- are taking distinctly different routes to the NCAA Northeast Regional in Worcester. Sure, the River Hawks may take I-495, and BC will ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. Lowell blanks UNH for Hockey East title

    Brion O'Connor

    BOSTON -- Hockey is a game of bounces. Come playoffs, everyone is hoping for a little puck luck. Both UMass Lowell and New Hampshire were beneficiaries of the bounces on Friday, each getting game-winning goals that deflected off their opponents. But ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  5. Lowell preps for Yale in Frozen Four

    Brion O'Connor

    When UMass Lowell coach Norm Bazin sat before the media alongside players Connor Hellebuyck, Chad Ruhwedel and Scott Wilson on Saturday, the second-year bench boss looked almost bewildered. "It's almost like a surreal experience for us," Bazin sai...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  6. Lowell advances to first ever Frozen Four

    Brion O'Connor

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The UMass Lowell River Hawks prolonged decades of frustration for New Hampshire hockey fans, ending the Wildcats season with a 2-0 victory in the NCAA Northeast Regional final before 8,357 at the Verizon Wireless Center on Saturda...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  7. Lowell, UNH meet in all-Hockey East final

    Brion O'Connor

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- One of the refrains repeated by UMass Lowell River Hawks coach Norm Bazin during last week's Hockey East finals was simple but direct: "Why not Lowell?" After a 6-1 dismantling of Wisconsin on Friday night, and a Saturday date ...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  8. No. 1 seed Lowell ousts Badgers, 6-1

    Brion O'Connor

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- UMass-Lowell (27-10-2) served notice on Friday: not only do they deserve the Northeast Regional's No. 1 seed, but they are gunning for a spot in the Frozen Four after dismantling a white-hot Wisconsin Badgers squad, 6-1. Norm B...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  9. Lowell rolls into Northeast Regional

    Brion O'Connor

    If Saturday's Hockey East final in Boston proved anything, it was that everyone loves a winner. UMass Lowell, just two years past missing the league playoffs altogether, had its fair share of the 13,738 fans at TD Garden, matching the Boston Universi...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  10. Hockey East semis have opposite themes

    Brion O'Connor

    BOSTON -- On Friday, the Hockey East championships move to TD Garden with a pair of semifinals that couldn't be more different in terms of familiarity. The first pits league regular-season champion UMass-Lowell against fourth-seeded Providence in...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  11. UMass-Lowell emerges as HE's top seed

    Brion O'Connor

    When the smoke finally cleared on the final night of one of the craziest, most hotly contested regular seasons in the 29 years of Hockey East, history had been made. For the first time, one of the league's perennial "top four" powers -- Boston Col...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  12. BU, UMass-Lowell set sights on Frozen Four

    Brion O'Connor

    The Boston College Eagles, the nation's unanimous No. 1 men's hockey team, will continue to garner top billing as long they keep winning in the NCAA tournament. But the field of 16 features two more Boston-area teams that are looking to reach the Fro...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  13. BC hockey sweeps UMass; semis next

    Brion O'Connor

    CHESTNUT HILL -- On Friday, the Eagles took the Minutemen's best shot, winning a tight 2-1 contest despite being outshot 26-18. Saturday, the top-seeded Eagles (27-10-1) again started slow, surrendering an early lead to Massachusetts less than three ...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  14. Hockey notebook: BC tops UMass in quarterfinals

    Brion O'Connor

    In other local college hockey playoff action Friday night: Hockey East No. 1 Boston College 2, No. 8 Massachusetts 1 Not even a temporary power outage at Conte Forum could prevent No. 1 Boston College (26-10-1) from taking a lead in this quarter...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  15. Merrimack nips UMass, can't catch Maine

    Brion O'Connor

    "We're going to Maine." -- Merrimack Warriors fan Before the puck even dropped on Saturday's Merrimack-Massachusetts match, the Warriors and their fans knew the team's fate, as Maine doused any hope that Lawler Arena would host another quarterfi...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  16. Hockey: UMass stuns No. 1 BU

    Brion O'Connor

    BOSTON -- The bloodlines run deep between the Boston University and Massachusetts coaching staffs. That connection was on full display Friday night, when BU honored its back-to-back national championship teams from 1971 and 1972. Current BU coach Jac...

    Blog | February 10, 2012