UNH women's hockey is now No. 4

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team advanced one place to No. 4 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll that was released Tuesday. The Wildcats also advanced one spot to No. 5 in the USCHO.com Poll.

UNH extended its winning streak to a nation-best seven games and its unbeaten streak to eight games with a two-game sweep (8-0, 2-1) against the University of Connecticut to improve to 14-1-1 overall and 5-0-0 in Women's Hockey East. The 'Cats have the country's best winning percentage and are tied for the longest active unbeaten streak.

The Wildcats, who were tied with Dartmouth College for fifth place in last week's USA Today/AHM poll, received one more point than the idle Big Green to move into the No. 4 ranking. In the USCHO poll, UNH moved ahead of St. Lawrence but remained behind Dartmouth to rank fifth.

New Hampshire returns to action Dec. 13 (7 p.m.) at No. 1 Harvard University. The Wildcats wrap up the December schedule Dec. 15 (2 p.m.) at No. 5 Dartmouth College and break for the holidays until their next home game, which is Jan. 4 vs. Brown University.

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