Monday, February 18, 2013

Quinnipiac Still No. 1 in Nation

Quinnipiac remains the No. 1 men's hockey team in the nation, according to today's poll, and received 34 of the 50 first-place votes cast.

The Bobcats, who ascended to the top spot for the first time last week, saw their 21-game winning streak come to an end on Friday night with a 2-1 setback against St. Lawrence. Coupled with Yale's 4-2 loss to Union, however, Quinnipiac still clinched the Eastern College Athletic Conference regular-season title, and now stands at 22-4-4 overall (15-1-2 ECAC) after edging Clarkson, 2-1, on Saturday.

The Bobcats host Yale and Brown this weekend before closing out the regular season on March 1-2 at Harvard and Dartmouth.

Quinnipiac also remains first in the current Pairwise Rankings (PWR), which mimics the selection process for the NCAA Tournament. The Bobcats made their only Division I national tournament appearance in 2002, when they were in their last season as the Braves and won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship before losing lost to current ECAC rival the NCAAs.

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