In anticipation of the same unrivaled fan enthusiasm that has tested the FleetCenter’s capacity for its past four tournaments, the Hockey East Association is pleased to announce that tickets to the 2003 Hockey East Championship Tournament will go on sale Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m.. Championship tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and at the FleetCenter box office. Ticketmaster can be reached online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (617) 931-2000.
The tournament semifinal games will take place on Friday, March 14th, and are scheduled to face-off at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The ticket prices of $15/$20 per seat in the balcony* or $27 per seat in the loge include admission to both semifinal games.
Winners of the semifinals will advance to the title game at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15th, to determine the winner of the 2003 Lamoriello Trophy. Ticket prices will again be $15/$20* for balcony seats and $27 for loge. For both events, a $5 discount on balcony seats* will be available to groups of 15 or more people and to students with a valid ID from any Hockey East member institution.
The 2002 tournament was another classic as the University of New Hampshire won its first Hockey East Tournament ever, defeating the University of Maine, 3-1, in the title game. A crowd of 17,122 witnessed the Wildcats’ victory and similar crowds are expected in 2003.
League executives have strongly recommended that fans procure their tickets early for what promises to be one of the most exciting events of the 2002-03 college hockey season.
* Under 2003 pricing, all loge seats are $27; balcony seats have a two-tiered pricing structure, with the first six rows priced at $20 and all other balcony seats priced at $15. Students may apply their $5 discount to all balcony seats while groups (15 or more people) may only apply their discounts for the $15 tickets. There are no discounts for loge seats.