Beacons Hockey Prepare For Tough NEHC Tournament Semi-Final Games

Beacons Hockey Prepare For Tough NEHC Tournament Semi-Final Games

BOSTON, Mass. – After a pair of thrilling quarterfinal wins one week ago, the second-seeded women's hockey team, and the fourth-seeded men's hockey team will continue their pursuit for their second conference titles in the last three seasons this Saturday in the New England Hockey Conference Tournament semi-final round. 

The women's team will host the first-ever conference tournament semi-final game in program history at 3 p.m. in the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink.  They will face the third-seeded Spartans of Castleton University.  The men's team will travel to top-seeded Norwich University to take on the Cadets at 7 p.m. at Kreitzberg Arena.

TICKET PRICES

Women's – Free for all fans
Men's – $6 for General Admission, $4 for students with ID

Fans who cannot make it out to the women's game can watch the action live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/umb/.  The men's game can be viewed by going to https://www.nsnsports.net/colleges/norwich/.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

THE MATCH-UP

#2 UMass Boston (11-11-4, 9-3-2 NEHC) vs. #3 Castleton University (13-12-1, 8-5-1 NEHC)

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

November 4 – vs. Castleton University, W 6-3
January 27 – at Castleton University, W 3-2 (OT)

ALL-TIME SERIES

First Meeting – February 19, 2005
Total Games Played - 24
UMass Boston Wins - 18
Opponent Wins – 5
Ties - 1

POSTSEASON MEETINGS

UMass Boston leads series – 3-0

2008 – UMass Boston 5, Castleton University 1
2013 – UMass Boston 5, Castleton University 3
2016 – UMass Boston 2, Castleton University 1 (OT)

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

UMass Boston – 1 (2016)
Castleton University – 0

MEN'S TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

THE MATCH-UP

#4 UMass Boston (17-9-0, 11-7-0 NEHC) at #1 Norwich University (18-6-2, 13-3-2 NEHC)

PREVIOUS MEETINGS
November 3 – at Norwich University, L 0-5
January 27 – vs. Norwich University, L 4-5

ALL-TIME SERIES

First Meeting – January 8, 1982
Total Games Played - 52
UMass Boston Wins - 10
Opponent Wins – 42

POSTSEASON MEETINGS

Norwich University lead series – 5-1

1999 – UMass Boston 3, Norwich University 5
2003 – UMass Boston 0, Norwich University 12
2006 – UMass Boston 1, Norwich University 8
2007 – UMass Boston 2, Norwich University 8
2008 – UMass Boston 2, Norwich University 5
2009 – UMass Boston 1, Norwich University 0

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

UMass Boston – 2 (1982, 2016)
Norwich University – 12 (1999, 2000, 2002-04, 2006, 2008, 2010-12, 2015, 2017)