Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Moves Up To 4th In USCHO.com Division I Poll

The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team moved up one spot in the USCHO.com Division I Poll from last week. The Bobcats jumped from fifth to fourth in the latest poll, released on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. The Bobcats are 18-4-5 overall and 8-2-3 in ECAC Hockey

The Bobcats split a weekend series against Merrimack, with the home team winning in both contests. Quinnipiac knocked off the Warriors, 6-1, on the strength of four goals in the first five minutes of the second period as well as a pair of goals from Bryce Van Brabant (Morinville, Ontario). Jordan Samuels-Thomas (West Hartford, Conn.) and Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) both tallied a goal and an assist each while Dan Federico (Acton, Mass.) had two assists. Connor Jones and Brayden Sherbinin (Kelowna, British Columbia) also scored for Quinnipiac.

On Saturday night, it was the Warriors pulling away victoriously on their home ice, trumping the Bobcats, 6-3, before a sell-out crowd at Merrimack's Lawler Rink. Sam Anas (Potomac, Md.) scored twice, while Devon Toews (Abottsford, British Columbia) had two assists. Travis St. Denis (Trail, British Columbia) also scored for Quinnipiac.

Quinnipiac is back in action on Friday, Jan. 31 when it travels to Hanover, N.H. to take on Dartmouth in an ECAC Hockey match-up at Thompson Arena at 7 p.m. 

USCHO.com Division I Poll - Jan. 20, 2014        
  Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota -50 17- 2-3 1000 1
2 Boston College   16- 4-3 941 4
3 Union   15- 4-3 876 6
4 QUINNIPIAC   18- 4-5 799 5
5 St. Cloud State   12-4-4 767 3
6 Ferris State   17- 5-3 757 2
7 Providence   14- 5-5 731 7
8 Massachusetts-Lowell   15- 6-2 626 10
9 Wisconsin   13- 6-1 603 9
10 Yale   9-4-4 514 8
11 Northeastern   14- 7-3 461 11
12 Cornell   9-4-4 439 12
13 Clarkson   15- 7-2 404 14
14 Michigan   10-6-2 371 13
15 Notre Dame   14- 8-1 367 15
16 Denver   12-7-5 252 16
17 Vermont   12-8-3 172 18
18 North Dakota   12-7-3 147 20
19 Western Michigan   12-8-4 103 NR
20 Maine   11-8-3 47 19
Others receiving votes: Colgate 35, Minnesota State 29, Air Force 20, New Hampshire 17, Bowling Green 7, Nebraska-Omaha 4, Ohio State 4, Bentley 3, Miami 2, Mercyhurst 1, Minnesota-Duluth 1.