Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Jumps To No. 16 In USCHO.com Division I Poll, Receiving Votes In USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll

The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team jumped two spots, to No. 16, in the USCHO.com Division I poll on Monday, Nov. 26. Quinnipiac, ranked 18th last week, defeated Providence on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2-0, before tying Massachusetts, 2-2, on Saturday, Nov. 24. Quinnipiac is currently on a six-game unbeaten streak, 5-0-1, while their overall record improved to 8-3-2 on the season. Quinnipiac was also the top team "other team" receiving votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I poll. The Bobcats received the 16th most votes (40) in the weekly poll, which uses a Top-15 ranking.

Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) scored both of Quinnipiac's goals in the Bobcats' non-conference triumph against Providence at the Friars' Schneider Arena. Twin brother Kellen had assists on both goals while freshman Zach Luczyk (Worcester, Mass.) and Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) also picked up assists in the game. Goalie Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) stopped all 24 of the Friars' shots on goal for his second shutout of the season and seventh of his career. Hartzell is now tied with Jamie Holden for second in career shutouts at Quinnipiac, trailing Bud Fisher's program record of nine.

Against UMass, Quinnipiac used Bryce Van Brabant's (Morinville, Ontario) first goal of the season to take an early 1-0 lead before giving up a pair of goals to the Minutemen.  Mike Dalhuisen  (Nymegen, Holland) scored the game-tying goal seven minutes into the third period before the Bobcats put the clamps on the game to hold down a tie on the road.

Quinnipiac is back in action this weekend when it faces No. 8 Union on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at Messa Rink in Schenectady, N.Y. before taking on Rensselaer on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Houston Field House in Troy, N.Y.


USCHO.com Div. I Poll - Nov. 26
  Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Boston College (49) 10- 1-0 999 1
2 New Hampshire ( 1) 9- 1-2 936 3
3 Minnesota   9- 2-2 880 4
4 Miami   7- 2-3 794 5
5 Denver   9- 3-0 786 2
6 Notre Dame   9- 4-0 737 6
7 North Dakota   6- 4-2 696 7
8 Union   8- 2-1 687 8
9 Boston University   7- 4-0 565 10
10 Western Michigan   6- 3-1 532 9
11 Dartmouth   5- 2-2 448 11
12 Cornell   4- 3-2 371 13
13 Nebraska-Omaha   8- 3-1 366 15
14 St. Cloud State   7- 5-0 347 12
15 Yale   5- 2-1 291 NR
16 QUINNIPIAC   8- 3-2 226 18
17 Ferris State   6- 4-2 205 16
18 Colorado College   7- 6-1 194 14
19 Harvard   4- 3-0 193 17
20 Niagara   8- 2-3 134 20

Others receiving votes: Providence 23, Michigan 22, Alaska 19, St. Lawrence 18, Holy Cross 15, Northern Michigan 4, Ohio State 4, Massachusetts 3, Minnesota State 2, Northeastern 2, Massachusetts-Lowell 1.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I Poll - Nov. 26
  Team Points (First Place Votes) Last Poll Record
1 Boston College 509 (33) 1 10-1-0
2 University of New Hampshire 473 (1) 3 9-1-2
3 University of Minnesota 427   4 9-2-2
4 Miami University 379   5 7-2-3
5 University of Denver 361   2 9-3-0
6 University of Notre Dame 325   6 9-4-0
7 Union College 314   8 8-2-1
8 University of North Dakota 267   7 6-4-2
9 Boston University 223   10 7-4-0
10 Western Michigan University 193   9 6-3-1
11 Dartmouth College 157   11 5-2-2
12 Cornell University 115   13 4-3-2
13 Yale University 87   NR 5-2-1
14 University of Nebraska-Omaha 79   14 8-3-1
15 St. Cloud State University 54   12 7-5-0
Others receiving votes: QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY 40, Harvard University 33, Colorado College 13, Ferris State University 12, Niagara University 12, St. Lawrence University 4, Providence College 2, University of Michigan 1.