Photo Gallery: UMass-Lowell at Providence College (3/9/13)

The UMass-Lowell River Hawks win their first Hockey East regular season title in school history with Friday night’s win over Providence College, 4-1. Prior to this season, only New Hampshire, Boston College, Boston University and Maine had every clinched the regular season title. The River Hawks win moves them up to a fourth place tie with Boston College in the national Pairwise rankings.

Justin Soderberg has covered the UMass Lowell River Hawks and Hockey East for over two years. Soderberg also contributes to Boston Bruins coverage for Inside Hockey. Follow him on twitter: @JMSoderberg