January 18, 2010

Women's Ice Hockey Receives Votes In National Polls For The First Time In Program History

HAMDEN, Conn. - For the first time in program history, the Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team has received votes in the weekly USCHO.com and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey polls. The polls recognize the top ten women's ice hockey programs in the nation, as well as teams on the cusp of the ranking. The Bobcats received one vote in each poll as they are on a four-game winning streak and have won three consecutive games against nationally-ranked teams.

Over the weekend, Quinnipiac completed a weekend sweep of the No. 10-ranked Syracuse University Orange, led by its senior captain Kallie Flor (Farmington, Minn.). Flor recorded a point on five of the Bobcats' six goals scored on the weekend, tallying the game-winning goals in both games.

In the previous weekend, the Bobcats played to a conference sweep of Dartmouth and the No. 3 Harvard at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats are just the second team this season to defeat three nationally-ranked teams consecutively. Earlier this season, ECAC Hockey opponent, Clarkson University, compiled three successive wins against No. 3 New Hampshire, No. 9 Boston University, and No. 7 St. Lawrence.

Picking up their 11th win of the season in the second game against Syracuse, the Bobcats have now matched the best season record in program history. That record was previously set by the 2003-04 squad, which went 11-21-2 during that season. The 2009-10 Bobcats have already set the best conference record held in program history, as they are 6-3-5 in ECAC Hockey action.

Quinnipiac returns to action this weekend when they host Wayne State in a non-conference series at the TD Bank Sports Center. The two teams will face off on Friday at 3 p.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m.