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College Hockey Slap Schotts Week 18 — Short blog

By Ken Schott
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Short blog today. I took my son, Steven, to his first Philadelphia Flyers game on Monday. We went to the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum to see the Flyers crush the New York Islanders, 7-0. It was a great day.

I did write a short blog about Union returning to the USCHO.com/NCAA hockey top-20 poll, coming in at No. 20. The Dutchmen dropped out of the poll last Monday after a run of 81 straight weeks. Victories over Yale and Brown over the weekend got the Dutchmen back in the poll.

Meanwhile, RPI, which has won eight straight league games, is first among teams in the others receiving votes category.

Despite seeing its 21-game unbeaten streak snapped on Friday by St. Lawrence, Quinnipiac remains No. 1 in the poll.

USCHO.com/NCAA poll

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Quinnipiac (34) 22- 4-4 974 1
2 Minnesota (15) 20- 6-4 958 2
3 Miami 19- 8-5 889 3
4 Boston College ( 1) 17- 8-3 826 4
5 New Hampshire 16- 8-4 757 5
6 North Dakota 16- 8-6 740 7
7 St. Cloud State 18-11-1 684 8
8 Western Michigan 18- 8-6 657 6
9 Minnesota State 20- 9-3 651 9
10 Denver 15- 9-5 510 11
11 Notre Dame 19-12-1 491 12
12 Massachusetts-Lowell 16- 9-2 410 14
13 Yale 13- 9-3 352 10
14 Nebraska-Omaha 18-12-2 333 16
15 Boston University 14-12-2 299 13
16 Niagara 19- 6-5 243 15
17 Merrimack 14-10-6 230 19
18 Wisconsin 13-10-7 175 18
19 Dartmouth 12- 9-4 130 17
20 Union 15-10-5 97 NR
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 34, St. Lawrence 20, Providence 19, Ferris State 9, Ohio State 7, Alaska 4, Colgate 1.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 2012-13 Men’s College Hockey Poll

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank School Last Week’s Ranking 2012-13 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 Quinnipiac 502 (26) 1 22- 4-4
2 Minnesota 480 (8) 2 20- 6-4
3 Miami (Ohio) 430 3 19- 8-5
4 Boston College 407 4 17- 8-3
5 New Hampshire 361 5 16- 8-4
6 North Dakota 324 7 16- 8-6
7 Western Michigan 276 6 18- 7-5
8 St. Cloud State 269 8 18-11-1
9 Minnesota State 266 10 20- 9-3
10 Denver 186 11 15- 9-5
11 Notre Dame 164 12 19-12-1
12 UMass-Lowell 112 15 16- 9-2
13 Boston University 80 13 14-12-2
14 Yale 76 9 13- 6-3
15 Niagara 44 14 19- 6-5
Others receiving votes: Merrimack 37, Nebraska-Omaha 28, Union 19, RPI 9, Dartmouth 6, Wisconsin 3, Providence 1.

I have a vote in the USCHO poll. He is my ballot.
1) Quinnipiac
2) Minnesota
3) Miami
4) Boston College
5) Minnesota State
6) North Dakota
7) St. Cloud
8) New Hampshire
9) Western Michigan
10) Denver
11) UMass-Lowell
12) Notre Dame
13) Neb.-Omaha
14) Yale
15) Boston U.
16) Niagara
17) Merrimack
18) Wisconsin
19) Union
20) RPI

ECACH Power Rankings

My weekly ECACH Power Rankings each week. WARNING: You may agree, or disagree, with my picks.

Team Last week’s ranking


1) Quinnipiac 1
2) RPI 4
3) Union 7
4) St. Lawrence 8
5) Yale 2
6) Dartmouth 3
7) Brown 6
8) Princeton 8
9) Clarkson 9
10) Cornell 11
11) Colgate 10
12) Harvard 12

PairWise Rankings

Union is in a three-way tie for 14th, while RPI is 17th.

The PairWise Ranking is a system which attempts to mimic the method used by the NCAA Selection Committee to determine participants for the NCAA Division I men’s hockey tournament.

Rank Team PWR W-L-T Win % Win % Rank RPI RPI Rank vs. TUC TUC %

1 Quinnipiac 30 22-4-4 .8000 1 .5824 1 13-3-2 .7778
2 Minnesota 29 20-6-4 .7333 2 .5658 2 10-5-3 .6389
3 Miami 28 19-8-5 .6719 4t .5528 3 14-6-4 .6667
4t New Hampshire 26 16-8-4 .6429 8 .5473 5 11-7-3 .5952
4t Boston College 26 17-8-3 .6607 6 .5455* 7 8-4-3 .6333
6 North Dakota 25 16-8-6 .6333 9 .5466 6 11-8-4 .5652
7t Minnesota State 23 20-9-3 .6719 4t .5474* 4 8-9-1 .4722
7t Western Michigan 23 18-8-6 .6562 7 .5391 9 9-5-2 .6250
9 St. Cloud State 22 18-11-1 .6167 11 .5440* 8 12-9-1 .5682
10 Niagara 20 19-6-5 .7167 3 .5374* 10 3-3-0 .5000
11 Denver 19 15-9-5 .6034 13 .5351 11 8-8-4 .5000
12t Yale 16 13-9-3 .5800 16 .5295 14 5-7-3 .4333
12t Boston University 16 14-12-2 .5357 25 .5202 20 9-7-1 .5588
14t Massachusetts-Lowell 15 16-9-2 .6296 10 .5347 12 3-7-0 .3000
14t Notre Dame 15 19-12-1 .6094 12 .5323 13 7-9-1 .4412
14t Union 15 15-10-5 .5833 15 .5245 15 6-5-2 .5385
17t Rensselaer 13 14-11-5 .5500 23t .5222* 18 7-9-3 .4474
17t Merrimack 13 14-10-6 .5667 18t .5208 19 6-7-2 .4667
19 Dartmouth 12 12-9-4 .5600 22 .5238 17 5-6-2 .4615
20t Nebraska-Omaha 11 18-12-2 .5938 14 .5243 16 6-10-1 .3824
20t Alaska 11 13-13-4 .5000 31t .5095 26 10-8-2 .5500
22 Robert Morris 10 16-12-2 .5667 18t .5039 28 5-3-2 .6000
23 St. Lawrence 9 15-11-4 .5667 18t .5152 22 5-6-1 .4583
24t Ohio State 8 13-12-7 .5156 30 .5138 24 6-9-6 .4286
24t Northern Michigan 8 13-15-4 .4688 36 .5032 29 10-11-3 .4792
26 Ferris State 7 15-13-4 .5312 26 .5113 25 5-9-2 .3750
27 Wisconsin 6 13-10-7 .5500 23t .5194 21 5-10-3 .3611
28 Holy Cross 4 15-11-2 .5714 17 .5062* 27 2-4-1 .3571
29 Colgate 3 13-13-4 .5000 31t .5013 30 4-8-2 .3571
30 Providence 2 11-10-7 .5179 27 .5147* 23 3-8-5 .3438
31 Colorado College 0 11-14-5 .4500 39 .5002 31 5-11-3 .3421

Daily Gazette Stick Salutes

Time for my weekly awards.

Player of the Week — Marshall Everson, Harvard

The senior forward scored five goals in three games to help the Crimson go 2-0-1. Everson scored two goals in Harvard’s 7-4 win over Boston University in last Monday’s Beanpot consolation game. He had another two-goal game in a 4-1 victory over Colgate. His first goal snapped a 1-1 tie at 11:29 of the second period. Everson scored a goal in Saturday’s 2-2 tie against Cornell.

Goalie of the Week — Troy Grosenick, Union

The junior netminder helped the Dutchmen to victories over Yale and Brown. Grosenick stopped 37 shots in Friday’s 4-2 victory over Yale, and then earned his first shutout of the season with a 24-save effort in Saturday’s 2-0 triumph over Brown.

Rookie of the Week — Kyle Criscuolo, Harvard

The freshman forward, who started last week with just one assist, had five assists in three games. Criscuolo had two assists each against Boston University and Colgate, and had an assist against Cornell.

Team of the Week — St. Lawrence


The Saints snapped Quinnipiac’s 21-game unbeaten streak, and followed that up with a 3-2 win over Princeton.

If you have any comments, post them below, or e-mail them to me at schott@dailygazette.com. You can follow me on Twitter (@slapschotts) Also, please become a fan of two Facebook pages — The Daily Gazette On Ice, and my "Slap Schotts" college hockey segment page.

Good Monday/Tuesday! Good Hockey!

 
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