Last year's Hockey East season ended abruptly due to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced the 2020 NCAA tournaments to be canceled as well. This year Hockey East is back, running from November 20 to March of 2021.

At the time of the shutdown last season, the men's field was projected to have four teams in the tournament, the most of all conferences. The men's regular season title went to Boston College, who beat out UMass, UMass Lowell and Maine. Northeastern won the women's tournament crown last year, their third in three years.

This season, all games will be streamed for free on SportsLive, with select games streamed free in the CBS Sports apps. Games broadcast on NESN/NESN+ will be unavailable on the CBS Sports apps streams in New England.

Hockey East This Week on CBS Sports Digital:

(All times Eastern)

Thursday Feb. 25


  • Holy Cross at New Hampshire, 7 p.m. (WHEA Opening Round)

Friday, Feb. 26


  • Merrimack at No. 8 Boston University, 4 p.m.
  • Maine at UConn, 4 p.m.
  • No. 9 UMass at No. 1 Boston College, 7 p.m.
  • UMass Lowell at Vermont, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27


  • No. 8 Boston University at Merrimack, 4 p.m.
  • Maine at UConn, 4 p.m.
  • No. 14 Providence at No. 17 Northeastern, 4:30 p.m.
  • UMass Lowell at Vermont, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 28


  • No. 17 Northeastern at No. 14 Providence, 7 p.m.


  • Boston University at No. 10 Providence, 1 p.m. (WHEA Quarterfinals)
  • Maine at Vermont, 2 p.m. (WHEA Quarterfinals)
  • UConn at No. 6 Boston College, 4:30 p.m. (WHEA Quarterfinals)
  • Holy Cross/New Hampshire at No. 2 Northeastern, 7 p.m. (WHEA Quarterfinals)

How to watch Hockey East 2020-21 season

Dates: November 20, 2020 - March 2021
Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Streaming: Free on SportsLive, select games free on the CBS Sports apps