For the second year in a row, the UMass Lowell River Hawks open the Hockey East quarterfinals at home, on a Thursday night. Last year, the River Hawks fell to the Providence Friars in the series opener. Things were different this year, as UMass Lowell beat Maine, 4-2, taking game one of the series.
Photos by Justin Soderberg.
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