DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, which is unbeaten in its last 10 games, advanced to No. 2 in both of this week's national polls. UNH moved up one spot from third in both the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls.
Last weekend, the Wildcats extended their winning streak to nine games with a 3-1 victory at St. Cloud State University and then skated to a 3-3 tie at Minnesota, which advanced two spots this week to No. 4. The goal by SCSU ended UNH's consecutive shutout streak at five games and a total of 365 minutes, 29 seconds.
Minnesota-Duluth retained its No. 1 national ranking by collecting every first-place vote in both polls. UNH is followed by Dartmouth, Minnesota, Northeastern, Niagara, Brown and St. Lawrence in each poll.
In the USA Today/AHM poll, Wisconsin is ninth and Ohio State re-entered the poll at No. 10. The USCHO.com poll ranks Mercyhurst at No. 9 and Wisconsin 10th.
The Wildcats (9-1-1) return to action this weekend (Dec. 1-2) with a two-game home series against Connecticut. Both games at the Whittemore Center begin at 2 p.m.