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Union hockey reclaims number 3 in poll

Monday, February 10, 2014
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— After beating Brown and Yale over the weekend, ECAC Hockey-leading Union moved up one spot in the latest USCHO.com/NCAA Hockey top-20 poll.

The Dutchmen (13-3 ECACH, 19-6-3 overall), went from fourth to third in the poll, matching a season high of three weeks ago. They earned 889 points. Union beat Brown, 4-3, Friday and defending NCAA-champion Yale, 5-3, Saturday.

Union is the highest-ranked ECACH team in the poll. The other ECACH teams ranked are Quinnipiac (tied for fourth with Ferris State of the WCHA), Cornell (11th), Yale (13th), Clarkson (14th) and Colgate (19th). Union will be at Cornell on Friday and at Colgate on Saturday.

Boston College moved up from second to first in the poll, getting 47 of 50 first-place votes and earning 997 points.

Minnesota, which lost two games to Big Ten-rival Wisconsin Thursday and Friday, dropped from first to second. The Gophers got three first-place votes and 917 points.

USCHO.com/NCAA poll

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll

1 Boston College (47) 21- 4-3 997 2

2 Minnesota ( 3) 19- 4-5 917 1

3 Union 19- 6-3 889 4

4 Ferris State 20- 6-3 817 5

4 Quinnipiac 20- 5-5 817 3

6 St. Cloud State 15- 6-5 746 6

7 Massachusetts-Lowell 19- 7-3 715 7

8 Wisconsin 16- 8-2 646 12

9 Providence 15- 7-5 618 8

10 Michigan 14- 7-3 509 10

11 Cornell 12- 5-5 493 9

12 Northeastern 16- 9-3 474 11

13 Yale 12- 7-4 344 13

14 Clarkson 17-11-2 267 14

15 Vermont 15- 9-3 262 19

16 Minnesota-Duluth 13- 9-4 254 17

17 North Dakota 14- 9-3 209 16

18 Denver 13- 9-6 201 15

19 Colgate 14-11-3 105 NR

20 Notre Dame 16-12-1 92 18

Others receiving votes: Maine 64, Western Michigan 25, Minnesota State 15, Ohio State 14, Air Force 8, Nebraska-Omaha 1, New Hampshire 1.

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