UNH women's hockey holds steady in national polls

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team held steadfast in both of this week's national polls, as the Wildcats held at No. 8 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll and remained ninth in the USCHO.com Poll that was released Monday.

The Wildcats, who were without junior defenseman, co-captain and leading scorer Kristen Thomas (Wilmington, Mass.) as she competed on the U.S. Select Team at the Four Nations cup, had its seven-game winning streak snapped with a 4-3 loss at fifth-ranked St. Lawrence last Friday. The 'Cats rallied to tie the Saints, 1-1, the next day.

New Hampshire garnered 40 points in the USA Today/AHM poll to rank eighth, just behind Wisconsin (41 points). UNH received 42 points for its No. 9 ranking in the USCHO.com poll; Providence ranked ahead of the 'Cats with 46 points.

New Hampshire returns to action this weekend for a two-game home series against 10th-ranked Princeton University. The Nov. 16 game, which begins at 7p.m., will be broadcast by WMEX (106.5 FM) and the Nov. 17 (2 p.m.) matchup will air on WTSN (1270 AM).

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