December 3, 2012

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Ranked 11th In USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll, 13th In USCHO.com Division I Poll

 

USA TODAY/USA HOCKEY MAGAZINE POLL

USCHO.COM DIVISION I POLL

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team was ranked 11th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and 13th in the USCHO.com Division I Poll, as announced on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. This marks the third consecutive week, and sixth overall, that Quinnipiac has been ranked in the USCHO.compoll and the first week that Quinnipiac has landed in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll's Top-20 after receiving votes throughout the season.

Quinnipiac is currently 10-3-2 overall including a perfect 6-0-0 mark in ECAC Hockey – good for first place in the league standings. Quinnipiac extended its unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1) with wins against No. 7/8 Union and Renssealer on the road this past weekend. Jeremy Langlois scored twice, with Travis St. Denis and Ben Arnt also scoring against Union, while Kellen Jones, Matthew Peca and Clay Harvey converted against RPI. Eric Hartzell stopped 41 of 42 shots on goal for the weekend, including a 20-save shutout against nationally-ranked Union on Friday night. 

Langlois and Hartzell both had big weekends that moved up the all-time Division I charts at Quinnipiac. Langlois scored his 50th and 51st career goals in a 4-0 win against Union, making him the 17th player in program history and 10th in the school's Division I era to reach the mark. In addition, he became the first player since Brandon Wong in 2010 to reach 50-career goals. He is currently one of three active players – along with Bemidji State's Jordan George and Notre Dame's Anders Lee – with 50 career goals.

Hartzell stopped 20 shots on goal by Union for his third shutout of the season on Friday, Nov. 30. The senior goalie moved ahead of Jamie Holden'05 for sole possession of second place with his eighth career shutout. Bud Fisher '09 holds the program record with nine career clean sheets. In a 3-1 win at RPI, Hartzell picked up his 33rd career win, good for fourth place all-time at Quinnipiac. For the year, Hartzell is 10-2-2 with a 1.41 goals-against average (3rd – NCAA) and a .934 save percentage (13th – NCAA).

Quinnipiac returns to action next weekend when it hosts Princeton on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats and Tigers will then face-off again on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. from Hobey Baker Memorial Rink in Princeton, N.J.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll - December 3, 2012
Rank Team (First Place Votes) Last Week's Rank 2012-13 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 University of New Hampshire, 496 (24) 2 11-1-2 7
2 Boston College, 487 (10) 1 11-2-0 10
3 Miami University, 432 4 9-2-3 10
4 University of Notre Dame, 390 6 11-4-0 10
5 University of Minnesota, 365 3 10-3-2 10
6 University of Denver, 283 5 9-4-1 10
7 Boston University, 268 9 8-5-0 10
8 Western Michigan University, 258 10 8-3-1 10
9 University of North Dakota, 233 8 7-5-2 10
10 Dartmouth College, 173 11 6-2-2 4
11 QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY, 146 NR 10-3-2 1
12 Union College, 140 7 8-3-2 10
13 Cornell University, 129 12 6-3-2 10
14 University of Nebraska-Omaha, 117 14 9-4-1 3
15 Yale University, 106 13 6-2-1 2

Others Receiving Votes: Ferris State University, 30; St. Cloud State University, 10, Niagara University, 9, Colorado College, 4; Harvard University, 3; Ohio State University, 1.

  USCHO.com Division I Poll - December 3, 2012        
  Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 New Hampshire (31) 11- 1-2 977 2
2 Boston College (19) 11- 2-0 965 1
3 Miami   9- 2-3 883 4
4 Minnesota   10- 3-2 806 3
5 Notre Dame   11- 4-0 791 6
6 Denver   9- 4-1 674 5
7 Boston University   8- 5-0 644 9
7 Western Michigan   8- 3-1 644 10
9 North Dakota   7- 5-2 636 7
10 Dartmouth   6- 2-2 459 11
11 Cornell   6- 3-2 453 12
12 Union   8- 3-2 433 8
13 QUINNIPIAC   10- 3-2 418 16
14 Nebraska-Omaha   9- 4-1 411 13
15 Yale   6- 2-1 316 15
16 Ferris State   7- 4-3 254 17
17 St. Cloud State   8- 6-0 224 14
18 Niagara   10- 2-3 155 20
19 Colorado College   8- 7-1 145 18
20 Harvard   4- 3-0 123 19
Others receiving votes: Ohio State 59, Providence 15, Alaska 5, Michigan 3, Minnesota State 2, St. Lawrence 2, Colgate 1, Holy Cross 1, Massachusetts 1.