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The 2008 East Regional of the NCAA Tournament took place March 28 and 29, 2008, at the Times Union Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. The regional was hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and ECAC Hockey.

The participants were:

  1. Michigan Wolverines (#1 overall seed)
  2. St. Cloud State Huskies
  3. Clarkson Golden Knights
  4. Niagara Purple Eagles

Michigan was the CCHA champion, and Niagara was the College Hockey America champion. St. Cloud State and Clarkson advanced to the NCAA Tournament by way of at-large bids.

First Round Edit

The first round games were played on Friday, March 28. Of the four games played that day (including the two at the 2008 West Regional), three were upsets; only Michigan won as a higher seed.

28 March 2008
Times Union Center – Albany, NY
 
1st 2nd 3rd Final
 #1 Michigan 0 2 3 5
 #4 Niagara 0 0 1 1


28 March 2008
Times Union Center – Albany, NY
 
1st 2nd 3rd Final
 #2 St. Cloud State 0 1 0 1
 #3 Clarkson 0 1 1 2


Final Edit

The semifinal winners played in the final on Saturday, March 29.

29 March 2008
Times Union Center – Albany, NY
 
1st 2nd 3rd Final
 #1 Michigan 1 0 1 2
 #3 Clarkson 0 0 0 0


#1 seed Michigan advances to the 2008 Frozen Four.

All-Regional Team Edit

Kevin Porter Michigan Senior Forward
Chad Kolarik Michigan Senior Forward
Shea Guthrie Clarkson Junior Forward
Mark Mitera Michigan Junior Defense
Grant Clitsome Clarkson Senior Defense
Billy Sauer Michigan Junior Goaltender

Kevin Porter was named the East Regional Most Outstanding Player.

2008 NCAA Tournament Links Edit

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