UNH women's hockey slips to No. 5 in national polls

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team, which split last weekend's series with the University of Connecticut, slipped from No. 2 to No. 5 in both the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll and the USCHO.com Poll.

Minnesota-Duluth, the defending national champion, once again garnered every first-place vote in both polls to retain the No. 1 ranking.

In the USA Today/AMH poll, Dartmouth, Minnesota and Northeastern all advanced one place second, third and fourth, respectively. In the USCHO poll, Minnesota, with a sweep of Wisconsin, jumped from fourth to No. 2. Dartmouth and Northeastern follow at No. 3 and No. 4.

In both polls, UNH is followed by St. Lawrence, Brown, Niagara, Harvard and Mercyhurst.

New Hampshire returns to action Dec. 8 (2 p.m.) at Princeton University. The next home game for the Wildcats is Dec. 14 against Harvard. The final game of the 2001 calendar year is Dec. 15 vs. St. Lawrence. Both games at the Whittemore Center begin at 7 p.m.


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