Thursday, November 24, 2011
Merrimack is No. 1 in the Nation
Fresh off its first NCAA Tournament appearance in nearly two decades, Merrimack College was ranked No. 1 in the USCHO.com poll this week. It's the first time the Warriors have held the top spot, and they may well retain that ranking following last night's 6-0 win over winless Alabama-Huntsville.
“You always worry about mentality coming into a game like tonight, but I thought the guys were very business-like tonight and they put their hard hats on,” said Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy at USCHO.com.
Merrimack (9-0-1 overall, 6-0-1 Hockey East) will return to action with a home-and-home series against Providence on Dec. 2-3.
ADDENDUM: The Warriors made it two weeks in a row at number one, as they were also ranked first in the nation in the USCHO.com poll for Nov. 28.