MEN’S HOCKEY TABBED 10th IN USCHO.COM POLL

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team debuted in the 10th spot in the USCHO.com's Men's College Hockey Poll Top 20 this season. The Wildcats garnered 510 points.

The Wildcats ended the 2009-10 season ranked 12th with an 18-14-7 record. New Hampshire is one of four Hockey East teams in the top 15 nationally (#1 Boston College, #7 Maine and #14 Boston University).
 
UNH opens the season with five of the first six games against top 10 teams. The Wildcats open the regular season at third-ranked Miami University (Oct. 8-9), play host to #4 Michigan for the home opener (Oct. 16), travel to 10th-ranked Cornell (Oct. 29) and top-ranked Boston College (Nov. 5). UNH will also play Hockey East foe Northeastern on Oct. 22.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

Minneapolis, Minn./October 4, 2010

   Team       (First Place)               Record   Pts              Last Year

 1 Boston College            (45)                         29-10-3  993                 3

 2 North Dakota (3)                          25-13-5  935                 4

 3 Miami (2)                                      29-8-7               892                 1

 4 St. Cloud State                                    24-14-5            749                 7

 5 Michigan                                          26-18-1            741               11

 6 Yale                                              21-10-3            719            8

 7 Maine                                             19-17-3  639                18

 8 Minnesota-Duluth                      22-17-1            618                14

 9 Denver                                            27-10-4            534            2

10 New Hampshire                         18-14-7            510            12

11 Cornell                                           21-9-4            509            6

12 Alaska                                            18-12-9            435            17

13 Wisconsin                                    28-11-4            295                 5

14 Boston University                     18-17-3            280                NR

15 Minnesota                                         18-19-2            271                NR

16 Michigan State                                    19-13-6            191                19

17 Notre Dame                                        13-17-8            156                NR

18 RIT                                               28-12-1            152                20

19 Union                                             21-12-6            136                16

20 Colorado College                      19-17-3            127                NR

Others Receiving Votes: Vermont 105, Bemidji State 101, Northern Michigan 96, Ferris State 83, Nebraska-Omaha 49, Northeastern 39, Rensselaer 32, Mercyhurst 31, Quinnipiac 18, Merrimack 15, Ohio State 13, Colgate 9, St. Lawrence 5, Air Force 4, Mass.-Lowell 2, Robert Morris 1

The USCHO.com Poll consists of 50 voters, including 28 coaches from the Division I conferences and 22 beat writers and sports professionals from across the country. The poll, published weekly by the Associated Press, is a production of USCHO.com, which provides in-depth coverage of college sports, including hockey, lacrosse, soccer and others.

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