March 4, 2013

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Ranked No. 1 In National Polls For Fourth Straight Week

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey was ranked No. 1 in the national polls for the fourth consecutive week, as announced on Monday, Mar. 4. The Bobcats received 36 first-place votes in the USCHO.com Division I Poll and 25 first-place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll.

Quinnipiac is currently 24-5-5 following a 2-1 overtime loss to Harvard on Friday, Mar. 1 and a 4-1 win at Dartmouth on Saturday, Mar. 2. Quinnipiac also remains No. 1 in the PairWise Rankings, a system which mimics the NCAA selection committee's criteria for the seeding of the NCAA Tournament, which it has held down since Jan. 19, 2013.

Quinnipiac clinched the Cleary Cup, for the ECAC Hockey Regular-Season Championship, for the first time since the Bobcats joined the league in 2005. With the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship, Quinnipiac received a bye in the first round, which is set to take place on Mar. 8-10. Quinnipiac will host a best-of-three ECAC Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals series on Mar. 15-17. The first two games of the series will be at 7 p.m., while the third game on Sunday, Mar. 17, if necessary, will be played at 7;30 p.m. New England Sports Network (NESN) will also carry Quinnipiac's ECAC Hockey Tournament game on Saturday, Mar. 16 at 7 p.m.

For ticket information, please visit the Ticket Information page at QuinnipiacBobcats.com or call the TD Bank Sports Center Ticket Office at 203-582-3905. Bobcat fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for up-to-the-minute schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights.

USCHO.com Division I Poll - Mar. 4, 2013      
Rank Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Quinnipiac -36 24- 5-5 967 1
2 Minnesota -12 22- 7-5 949 2
3 Miami   22- 9-5 898 3
4 New Hampshire   18- 8-6 803 5
5 North Dakota   18- 9-7 750 6
6 Boston College   19-10-3 730 4
7 Massachusetts-Lowell -2 21- 9-2 660 12
8 St. Cloud State   20-13-1 612 7
9 Western Michigan   19- 9-8 589 8
10 Minnesota State   21-10-3 571 9
11 Notre Dame   21-12-3 527 11
12 Denver   17-11-5 508 10
13 Yale   16-10-3 345 15
14 Wisconsin   16-11-7 307 16
15 Niagara   21- 8-5 221 14
16 Nebraska-Omaha   18-14-2 210 13
17 Rensselaer   17-12-5 207 NR
18 Providence   14-11-7 167 20
19 Boston University   16-15-2 118 19
20 Union   17-12-5 105 NR

Others receiving votes: Dartmouth 58, Merrimack 39, Alaska 25, Air Force 8, Ohio State 3, St. Lawrence 2, Robert Morris 1.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll - Mar. 4, 2014      
 Rank Team (First Place) Last Week's Ranking 2012-13 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 Quinnipiac, 497 (25) 1 24-5-5 13
2 Minnesota, 472 (8) 2 22-7-5 22
3 Miami, 445 3 22-9-5 22
4 New Hampshire, 383 5 18-8-6 19
5 North Dakota, 344 6 18-9-7 22
6 Boston College, 339 4 19-10-3 22
7 UMass-Lowell, 318 (1) 10 21-9-2 13
8 St. Cloud State, 240 9 20-13-1 10
9 Western Michigany, 227 8 19-9-8 22
10 Minnesota State , 208 7 21-10-3 9
11 Denver, 189 11 17-11-5 22
12 Notre Dame, 184 12 21-12-3 22
13 Yale U, 86 14 16-10-3 13
14 Wisconsin, 42 NR 16-11-7 3
15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 27 NR 17-12-5 1
Others Receiving Votes: Niagara University, 25; Providence College, 18, Union College, 17; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 15; Dartmouth College, 3; Boston University, 1.