Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Jumps To 5th In USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I Polls

The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team moved up two spots in the latest USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I Polls, jumping from 7th to 5th, as announced on Monday, Jan. 13. Quinnipiac is currently 17-3-5 overall including an 8-2-3 (1st) in ECAC Hockey. 

The Bobcats are coming off a pair of ECAC Hockey wins this weekend as they knocked off No. 4 Union - who dropped to No. 6 in the polls - and Rensselaer. Bryce Van Brabant (Morinville, Ontario) broke a 1-1 tie with his seventh goal of the season and goalie Michael Garteig (Prince George, British Columbia) against the Dutchmen while six different Bobcats scored in a 6-2 win against RPI. 

The Bobcats will play their final non-conference games of the season this weekend when they host Merrimack College on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. before traveling to North Andover, Mass. to play on the Warriors home ice on Saturday, Jan. 18.

USCHO.com Division I Poll - Jan. 13, 2014      
  Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota -48 14- 2-3 997 1
2 Ferris State -1 17- 3-3 935 3
3 St. Cloud State -1 12-3-3 865 2
4 Boston College   14- 4-3 853 5
5 QUINNIPIAC   17- 3-5 819 7
6 Union   13- 4-3 760 4
7 Providence   13- 5-4 642 6
8 Yale   8/3/2004 613 10
9 Wisconsin   13- 6-1 559 14
10 Massachusetts-Lowell   14- 6-1 546 9
11 Northeastern   13- 6-3 496 16
12 Cornell   8/4/2003 436 12
13 Michigan   10/6/2002 428 8
14 Clarkson   13- 7-2 352 11
15 Notre Dame   12/8/2001 345 15
16 Denver   11/7/2004 208 17
17 New Hampshire   13-10-1 148 20
18 Vermont   11/7/2003 143 18
19 Maine   11/7/2002 89 NR
20 North Dakota   11/7/2002 81 NR

Others receiving votes: Miami 75, Ohio State 40, Western Michigan 30, Colgate 18, Bowling Green 6, Lake Superior 6, Mercyhurst 5, Bentley 3, Air Force, 2.

 

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I Poll      
  Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota 33 14- 2-3 509 1
2 Ferris State -1 17- 3-3 464 3
3 Boston College   14-4-3 423 4
3 St. Cloud State   12-3-3 420 2
5 QUINNIPIAC   17- 3-5 377 7
6 Union   13- 4-3 342 5
7 Providence   13- 5-4 259 5
8 Yale   8-3-4 240 10
9 Wisconsin   13- 6-1 208 14
10 Massachusetts-Lowell   14- 6-1 197 8
11 Northeastern   13- 6-3 156 RV
12 Cornell   8-4-3 135 12
13 Michigan   10-6-2 132 9
14 Clarkson   13- 7-2 86 11
15 Notre Dame   12-8-1 84 15
Others receiving votes: Denver, 19; New Hampshire, 13; Miami, 5, Bowling Green, 3; North Dakota, 3; Vermont, 3; Colgate, 1; Minnesota Duluth, 1.