By Matt Noonan
The ECAC East men’s ice hockey tournament pairings were released today and two local squads (Babson College and UMass Boston) will be participating in the eight-team playoff.
Babson secured the second spot and will face-off against No. 7 Southern Maine on Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. The game will be played at the Babson Skating Rink.
UMass Boston earned the third seed and will host University of New England on Saturday at 3 p.m. Similar to Babson, UMass Boston will host the game at the Clark Athletic Center.
The winner of both contests will meet in the semifinals on Saturday, March 1. No location or time has been announced for that game.
Babson enters the tournament with a 13-3-2 conference mark, while UMass Boston finished with a 9-5-4 record against ECAC East foes.