Undefeated Men's Ice Hockey Team Ranked 18th In Latest USCHO.com/CBC College Sports PollHAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team moved up to the 18th spot in the latest USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Men's Division I Poll, released today. Last week, Quinnipiac was featured in the 20th spot but were able to move up after Massachusetts and Michigan State cracked the top 20 for the first time this season. Quinnipiac, 3-0-0, heads to Moon Township, Pa. this weekend for a two-game series against Robert Morris University on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Both games are set for a 7 p.m. start.
In addition to the USCHO.com poll, Quinnipiac remained just outside of INCH's Power Rankings, holding strong to the "Bubble-licious" tag. Quinnipiac also received 20 votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I poll. The Bobcats will look to extend their season-opening win streak to five games when they play the Colonials this weekend. Quinnipiac's best start in the Division I era landed during the 1998-99 season when the Bobcats opened the year at 6-0 before winning 14 of their first 15 games of the season.
Quinnipiac is led on the offensive end by Brandon Wong (Victoria, B.C.) who leads Quinnipiac, as well as ECAC Hockey, with two goals and four assists for a team- and league-high six points. Of Quinnipiac's 10 goals through three games, the senior center has had a hand in six of them. Wong's goal against Ohio State in the Bobcats' season opener was the 50th of his career, making him the 9th player in Quinnipiac Division I history to reach the 50-goal mark and the 16th all-time.
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