Women's Ice Hockey Receives Votes In National Polls For Second Consecutive WeekHAMDEN, Conn. - For the second consecutive week, the Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team has received votes in the USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey polls, recognizing the top women's ice hockey programs in the country. The Bobcats received three votes in the USCHO.com poll and one vote in the USA Today poll after sweeping Wayne State this past weekend at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac is currently on a six-game winning streak, as they have not lost a game since Jan. 2.
In addition to the national polls, the Quinnipiac also earned a spot on the Pairwise Ranking poll, where they were ranked 11th. The USCHO.com Pairwise Ranking attempts to mimic the method used by the NCAA Selection Committee to determine participants for the NCAA Division I women's hockey tournament. The PWR compares only those with a Ratings Percentage Index at or above .500, judging them by the following criteria: record against common opponents, record against teams under consideration, head to head competition, and the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).
The Bobcats allowed just two goals in the non-conference series with the Warriors, earning a 2-1 victory on Friday and a 4-1 win on Saturday. Seniors Kallie Flor (Farmington, Minn.) and Janine Duffy (Toronto, Ontario) led the way offensively for the Bobcats, scoring two goals apiece. Sophomore defenseman Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska) was also a solid contributor for Quinnipiac, as she dished out four assists on the weekend.
The two wins against Wayne State was the third consecutive weekend sweep for the Bobcats. Prior to the series with the Warriors, Quinnipiac completed a sweep of No. 10-ranked Syracuse on Jan. 15 and 16, in addition to defeating ECAC Hockey-opponents Dartmouth and No. 3 Harvard on Jan. 8 and 9. The Bobcats currently hold a 13-7-6 overall record and currently rank fourth in ECAC Hockey with 17 points.
With its sixth consecutive win, Quinnipiac's record improves to six games over .500. The record is the best held in program history, as the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team has never recorded more than one game over .500 in the previous eight seasons. The six consecutive wins shatters the preceding record, as the team has never compiled more than two consecutive wins in program history.
The Bobcats return to ECAC Hockey action next weekend when they travel to Rensselaer and Union for the weekend match-up. Quinnipiac and RPI will face off first on Friday at 7 p.m., in the Bobcats' first conference contest since Jan. 9.