Press-Republican

January 8, 2013

Cardinals remain No. 1 in women's hockey

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Press-Republican

---- — PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State Cardinals scored arguably their biggest victory of the season thus far on Sunday, rallying to defeat Norwich University 4-2 at Stafford Arena.

And yet, Kevin Houle’s unbeaten skaters actually slipped slightly in the latest U.S. College Hockey Online rankings out Monday. Plattsburgh (11-0-1) remained No. 1 with 12 first-place votes and 147 points, but the next three teams in the Women’s Div. III poll gained points on the Cardinals.

Gustavus Adolphus (10-0-0), held on to its three first-place votes and picked up one more point for 133. No. 3 Elmira College (13-1-1) made the biggest move, gaining 11 points to 118 while fourth-ranked Middlebury College (8-1-1) tacked on eight points to 111.

Wisconsin-River Falls (7-4-2) traded places with Norwich (6-3-2) with the Cadets falling from fifth to sixth.

The dramatic come-from-behind victory over Norwich Sunday kicked off a stretch of six straight home games, including a pair with Elmira on Jan. 19-20. Oswego visits Stafford for two games this weekend, followed by Williams College on Jan. 16.

After a two-game visit to Cortland, the Cardinals return for three more home games with Middlebury in on Jan. 30.

Men at home

The Plattsburgh State men (9-5-1), who fell one place to No. 10 in the latest USCHO rankings following a 5-2 loss to Castleton (Vt.) State, will host two significant contests this weekend. Middlebury visits Stafford Arena on Friday with Williams in Saturday. Middlebury has fallen into honorable mention, but Williams joined the top 15 this week at No. 13.

The Div. III men’s hockey rankings went through some big changes Monday after the top three teams all lost on Saturday. Neumann College dumped Norwich, 5-3, in the Northfield Bank Tournament final, Utica College shocked Oswego 6-0 and Concordia of Minnesota edged Wisconsin-Eau Claire 2-1.

Norwich managed to hang on at No. 1, but Oswego and Eau Claire tumbled to fifth and sixth. St. Norbert advanced two places to second and surprising Hobart moved up one to third. Bowdoin College also gained, from sixth to fourth.

USCHO.com Division III Men’s Poll     January 07, 2013

Team (Votes)  Rcord      Pts  Last

1 Norwich (15) 11-1-0 292 1

2 St. Norbert (3) 12-2-1 250 5

3 Hobart (1) 11-1-2 235 4

4 Bowdoin (1) 11-0-1 227 6

5 Oswego 12-3-0 216 2

6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 12-3-1 214 3

7 Adrian 11-1-0 189 7

8 Utica 11-2-0 188 8

9 Amherst 8-4-1 127 10

10 Plattsburgh 9-5-1 105 9

11 Wisconsin-Superior 10-4-1 91 11

12 Manhattanville 9-4-1 60 12

13 Williams 7-2-1 42 NR

14 Milwaukee Engineering 9-4-1 41 13

15 Wis-Stevens Point 10-6-1 38 NR

Others receiving votes: Massachusetts-Boston 30, Babson 12, Trinity 9, Neumann 8, Geneseo 7, Wisconsin-River Falls 7, Plymouth State 4, St. Thomas 4, Middlebury 3, Gustavus Adolphus 1.

USCHO.com Division III Women’s Poll     January 07, 2013

Team (Votes)       Record      Pts      Last

1 Plattsburgh (12)     11-0-1     147      1

2 Gustavus Adolphus (3) 10-0-0 133 2

3 Elmira 13-1-1 118 3

4 Middlebury 8-1-1 111 4

5 Wis-River Falls 7-4-2 70 6

6 Norwich 6-2-3 68 5

7 Bowdoin 8-1-1 57 9

8 Wisconsin-Superior 8-4-0 42 8

9 Adrian 12-3-0 32 10

10 Manhattanville 6-5-1 17 7

Others receiving votes: Amherst 15, St. Thomas 9, Hamilton 3, Bethel 2, Williams 1.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll     January 07, 2013

Team (Votes) Record Pts Last

1 Minnesota (38) 13-3-3 979 1

2 Notre Dame (8) 14-4-0 915 3

3 Boston College (1) 12-3-2 914 2

4 New Hampshire (1) 13-3-2 854 4

5 Quinnipiac (2) 16-3-2 812 5

6 Miami 12-4-4 731 6

7 North Dakota 12-5-3 707 7

8 Boston University 11-6-0 636 9

9 Denver 12-6-3 607 11

10 Western Michigan 12-5-3 568 10

11 Minnesota State 14-6-2 440 14

12 Dartmouth 8-5-2 420 8

13 Nebraska-Omaha 13-8-1 397 16

14 Yale 7-4-3 290 17

15 Cornell 7-6-2 264 12

16 Union 9-6-4 231 13

17 Niagara 11-3-4 210 18

18 St. Cloud State 12-10-0 166 15

19 Colgate 11-7-2 125 NR

20 Mass-Lowell 9-7-1 64 NR

Others receiving votes: Robert Morris 61, Ferris State 50, Lake Superior 26, Holy Cross 20, Michigan Tech 4, Providence 4, Northern Michigan 3, Mercyhurst 2.

USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll     January 07, 2013

Team (Votes)       Record       PTs     Last

1 Minnesota (15) 20-0-0 150 1

2 Harvard 11-1-1 119 4

3 Boston College 13-3-2 115 5

4 Cornell 10-3-0 111 3

5 Clarkson 15-5-0 87 2

6 Boston University 11-3-3 83 6

7 Mercyhurst 14-3-1 62 7

8 Wisconsin 12-6-2 36 8

9 Northeastern 11-6-2 29 9

10 Ohio State 14-5-1 22 10

Others receiving votes: North Dakota 9, St. Lawrence 2.