The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team was ranked 14th in the latest USCHO.com Division I Poll, released on Monday, Oct. 14.
|Team||(First Place Votes)||Record||Points||Last Poll|
|4||Notre Dame||2- 0-0||796||8|
|6||North Dakota||1- 0-1||678||7|
|11||St. Cloud State||1- 0-1||516||9|
|15||Boston University||2- 0-0||308||19|
|18||Minnesota State||0- 2-0||150||11|
|Others receiving votes: St. Lawrence 47, Alaska-Anchorage 46, Ferris State 21, Clarkson 20, Western Michigan 17, Colorado College 15, Harvard 15, Northeastern 15, Lake Superior 12, Niagara 12, Colgate 8, Brown 7, Nebraska-Omaha 6, Sacred Heart 5, Michigan Tech 4, Bowling Green 3, Dartmouth 3, Ohio State 3, Air Force 1, Bentley 1, Canisius 1, Michigan State 1.|
Quinnipiac is coming off a weekend series at the Kendall Hockey Classic in Anchorage, Alaska that saw the Bobcats fall to Alaska-Anchorage, 3-1, before bouncing back with a 4-1 victory against Alaska-Fairbanks. Freshman Sam Anas (Potomac, Md.) earned All-Tournament honors after registering a goal and two assists in Quinnipiac win against Alaska-Fairbanks. In that game, Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) had two assists while Connor Clifton (Matawan, N.J.) and Derek Smith (Apple Valley, Minn.) also scored their first career goals. Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) picked up his first goal of the season while goalie Michael Garteig (Prince George, British Columbia) picked up his first career victory after stopping 24 of the Nanooks' 25 shots-on-goal.
Quinnipiac is back in action this weekend when it travels to No. 9 UMass Lowell on Friday, Oct. 18 before hosting the River Hawks for its home-opener on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.