first time in Quinnipiac history, both the men's and women's ice
hockey programs received votes in the USCHO.com Division I poll.
The women are a perfect 4-0-0 through their first four
regular-season contests and received eight votes in the latest
poll, while the men, 1-1-0 after a season-opening weekend split
with Ohio State, received two votes in the second poll of the
season. Quinnipiac is one of eight schools, along with Boston
College, Boston University, Cornell, Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth,
North Dakota and Ohio State, to feature mens' and women's team
ranked or receiving votes.
women opened the 2010 season with a pair of wins at Niagara that
resulted in a sweep of the ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Weekly honors as
Kate Wheeler, Player of the Week, Kelly Babstock, Rookie of the
Week, and Victoria Vigilanti, Goalie of the Week, were all honored.
Vigilanti picked up her second weekly award in as many weeks after
blanking Northeastern and Sacred Heart over the weekend, while
freshman Erica Uden Johannson was named Player and Rookie of the
Week. The Bobcats were the only team outside of the top ten in the
USCHO.com Division I poll to receive votes (8). The women received
the same number of votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Women's College Hockey poll.
The men return to action on Friday, Oct. 15 when they host Bentley College at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Bobcats fans who wish to purchase tickets can do so by visiting the official website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, or by calling the TD Bank Sports Center ticket office at 203-582-3905.
The women head to Orono, Me. to take on the University of Maine at Alfond Arena on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. They return home the following weekend to host Boston College on Friday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. Following the conclusion of that game, Quinnipiac Athletics will host Midnight Madness on the ajoining Lender Court at 8 p.m.