New Hampshire women's hockey No. 8 in the nation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team fell two places to No. 8 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon.

The Wildcats (1-1-0) opened the 2001-02 season last Friday with a 4-3 loss to The Ohio State University and split the weekend series with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Buckeyes on Saturday.

The top three teams held steady for the third consecutive week with No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth once again garnering all 13 first-place votes for 130 points. Dartmouth (112 points) and St. Lawrence (103) follow in the second and third spots. Brown (72) advanced one place and Minnesota, following a loss and tie against Minnesota-Duluth, jumped from seventh to No. 5.

Wisconsin fell two spots to No. 6 and Providence jumped ahead of UNH to No. 7. New Hampshire is followed by Harvard and Ohio State.

The Wildcats open the ECAC Eastern League season Oct. 26 at Maine. Game time at Alfond Arena is 7 p.m. The two-game series concludes Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. The next Wildcat home game is Nov. 2 against Quinnipiac. Start time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.


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