WTBU Men’s College Hockey Top 16 Poll

By: WTBU Hockey Staff

  1. Quinnipiac (20) – ECAC – 20-1-5 (11-0-3)
  2. North Dakota (12) – NCHC – 22-3-3 (13-2-1-1)
  3. St. Cloud State (4) – NCHC – 22-5-1 (12-3-1-1)
  4. Boston College – Hockey East – 17-4-4 (10-1-4)
  5. Michigan – Big Ten – 16-3-4 (7-1-2-1)
  6. Providence – Hockey East – 17-5-4 (8-3-3)
  7. Harvard – ECAC – 12-4-3 (8-3-3)
  8. UMass-Lowell – Hockey East – 17-5-4 (10-3-3)
  9. Boston University – Hockey East – 14-7-4 (8-4-3)
  10. Yale – ECAC – 12-5-4 (7-4-3)
  11. Nebraska-Omaha – NCHC – 16-9-1 (6-9-1)
  12. Notre Dame – Hockey East – 14-5-7 (10-2-3)
  13. Cornell – ECAC – 11-7-3 (6-6-2)
  14. Denver – NCHC – 13-8-5 (9-5-2)
  15. Rensselaer – ECAC – 14-8-6 (6-2-6)
  16. Minnesota State – WCHA – 14-9-5 (12-3-5)

On the WTBUbble: Penn State, Bowling Green, Robert Morris, Michigan Tech

TOP 3 ROUNDUP

Quinnipiac unanimously tops this week’s poll following their performance on Friday. Sitting at first in pairwise and the USCHO.com poll, the Bobcats put together a six-goal third period at Dartmouth to take a dramatic comeback victory, 7-5. The Bobcats have the nation’s fifth best power play at 26.61% and the fourth best penalty kill at 89.8%. Defensively, Quinnipiac only allows an average of 1.7 goals per game.

North Dakota drops to second despite two victories. Those wins came over a struggling Western Michigan and weren’t too convincing. The Fighting Hawks allow 1.66 goals per game. Cam Johnson is the nation’s top goaltender with a .948 SV% and a 1.313 GAA.

St. Cloud State holds its third ranking for the week following a pair of victories in the North Star College Cup. The Huskies are second in goals per game with 4.357 along with the nation’s second best power play at 32.35%. Offensively, Kalle Kossila is fourth nationally with 23 assists.

STAT OF THE WEEK:

Minnesota fell to Bemidji State on Saturday 4-2. It was only the second time in program history the Beavers downed the Gophers, with the first coming in 2009.

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