October 13, 2010

Men's And Women's Ice Hockey Receiving Votes In National Polls

For the 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.

The 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 opened the season with a 2-1 victory against Ohio State on Friday, Oct. 8, highlighted by junior captain Scott Zurevinski's first goal of the year on assists from freshmen phenoms Connor and Kellen Jones. Spencer Heichman scored the game winner while Dan Clarke opened the season with his second career win against the Buckeyes in as many games.

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.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll
October 11, 2010

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Boston College (48) 1-0-0 998 1
2 North Dakota ( 2) 1-0-1 916 2
3 Michigan 2-0-1 833 5
4 Miami 1-1-0 827 3
5 Yale 0-0-0 751 6
6 Denver 1-0-1 636 9
7 Minnesota-Duluth 1-0-1 608 8
8 Maine 1-0-1 601 7
9 New Hampshire 1-1-0 571 10
10 Boston University 2-0-0 546 14
11 St. Cloud State 1-1-0 545 4
12 Cornell 0-0-0 453 11
13 Minnesota 2-0-0 422 15
14 Alaska 1-1-0 353 12
15 Wisconsin 1-1-0 268 13
16 Union 2-0-0 255 19
17 Nebraska-Omaha 2-0-0 187 NR
18 Colorado College 1-0-1 169 20
19 Notre Dame 1-1-0 167 17
20 Michigan State 0-0-0 135 16

Others Receiving Votes: Vermont 57, Bemidji State 42, Rochester Institute of Technology 37, Colgate 21, Alaska-Anchorage 13, Michigan Tech 13, Rensselaer 13, Mercyhurst 12, Ferris State 11, Robert Morris 11, Canisius 10, Merrimack 6, Northern Michigan 4, Ohio State 4, St. Lawrence 3, Quinnipiac 2

USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll

October 11, 2010

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Mercyhurst ( 3) 4-0-0 129 3
2 Cornell ( 7) 0-0-0 120 2
3 Minnesota ( 3) 3-0-0 117 4
3 Wisconsin ( 1) 4-0-0 117 5
5 Minnesota-Duluth ( 1) 1-1-0 111 1
6 Boston University 2-1-0 66 6
7 Boston College 2-0-0 52 9
8 North Dakota 2-2-0 45 10
9 Harvard 0-0-0 36 7
10 Ohio State 2-0-0 12 NR
10 Providence 3-1-0 12 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Quinnipiac 8

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

October 12, 2010

Team Points (First Place Votes) Last Poll Record
1 Mercyhurst College 172 (7) 3 4-0-0
2 Cornell University 155 (6) 2 0-0-0
3 University of Minnesota 144 (2) 4 3-0-0
4 University of Wisconsin 141 (2) 5 4-0-0
5 University of Minnesota Duluth 138 (2) 1 1-1-0
6 Boston University 81 6 2-1-0
7 University of North Dakota 75 8 2-2-0
8 Boston College 58 10 2-0-0
9 Harvard University 40 7 0-0-0
10 The Ohio State University 18 NR 2-0-0
Others receiving votes: Providence College 11, Quinnipiac University 8, University of New Hampshire 4.