COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team held steady at No. 5 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon.
The Wildcats have won six consecutive games - each of the last three by shutout - to improve to 6-1-0 overall and 5-0-0 in the ECAC Eastern Women's Hockey League. UNH plays a two-game home series Nov. 16-17 against fourth-ranked University of Wisconsin (6-2-2 overall). Both games at the Whittemore Center start at 7 p.m.
The University of Minnesota-Duluth remained atop the poll for the seventh consecutive week by garnering 12 first-place votes and 129 points. Dartmouth College, which received the other first-place vote and 118 points, held steady at No. 2 for the seventh consecutive week. Brown (93), Wisconsin (83) and New Hampshire (68) complete the top five.
Northeastern University (63) advanced one spot in the poll to No. 6 and St. Lawrence University (61) moved up from ninth to No. 7. Minnesota (41) slipped from a tie-seventh to eighth and is followed by Niagara (32) and Harvard (11).