Monday, December 9, 2013

St. Cloud Tops Current USCHO Division I Poll

For the first time since 2002, according to, St. Cloud State is atop the NCAA Division I men's ice hockey national rankings.

The Huskies, who swept former WCHA foe and current National Collegiate Hockey Conference rival Minnesota-Duluth over the weekend by 4-2 and 5-1 counts in Duluth, are 11-1-2 (6-1-1 NCHC) so far this season. SCSU also received 33 first-place votes to knock another instate rival and former WCHA opponent, Minnesota, out of the top spot.

Junior goaltender Ryan Faragher is 10-1-1 to date for SCSU, which also leads the nation in allowing just 1.79 goals per outing as a team. The Huskies are also unbeaten in their last seven outings (6-0-1) since a 2-0 conference loss to Miami on Nov. 8.

SCSU returns to action this weekend with pair of non-conference home games against No. 10 Union (ECAC).

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