On the heels of a weekend sweep in which it posted back-to-back shutouts, the University of Minnesota Duluth moved up two spots to No. 9 in the latest USCHO.com Poll.
St. Cloud State University took over at No. 1 with 967 points and received 28 of 50 first-place votes. The Huskies were followed by Cornell University (940 points and 18 first-place votes), the University of Denver (three first-place votes and 878 pts.), Minnesota State University-Mankato (the remaining one first-place vote and 853 pts.), the University of Notre Dame (845 pts.), the Ohio State University (695 pts.), Providence College (687 pts.), the University of Minnesota (619 pts.), UMD (550 pts.) and Clarkson University (546 pts.).
The Bulldogs were one six National Collegiate Hockey Conference teams to crack USCHO.com’s Top 20, joining St. Cloud State (No. 1), Denver (No.3), North Dakota (No. 12), the University of Nebraska Omaha (No. 14) and Western Michigan University (No. 17). One of the two remaining NCHC members, Colorado College, received votes.
UMD has appeared in every USCHO.com weekly poll since March 7, 2016 and during the 2016-17 season spent a school-record 11 weeks occupying the No. 1 position.
The Bulldogs (16-13-3 overall) will take on NCHC rival Western Michigan this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 23-24) in Kalamazoo, Mich. — UMD Athletics