WOMEN'S HOCKEY ASCENDS TO NO. 1 IN NATIONAL POLLS
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team climbed to the top of the polls at No. 1 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll that were released during election week.

UNH (7-1-0 overall, 5-0-0 Hockey East), which has the nation’s second-longest winning streak of six games, has not been ranked lower than fourth in either poll this season and ascended to No. 1 one week after advancing to No. 2.

The Wildcats received 10 of a possible 14 first-place votes and a total of 136 points to edge out No. 2 University of Wisconsin (three first-place votes; 124 points) in the USCHO poll.

In the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, UNH garnered 15 of 19 first-place votes and 185 total points. Mercyhurst College (159 points) and Wisconsin (155; four first-place votes) follow New Hampshire in that poll.

UNH most recently held the No. 1 national ranking in the USCHO poll on Oct. 23, 2006. The Wildcats held the top spot in both polls six consecutive weeks near the end of the 2006 season (Feb. 6 – March 12).

New Hampshire begins an eight-game homestand Nov. 7 (7 p.m.) against 10th-ranked Boston College. The Wildcats continue the homestand this weekend against eight-ranked University of Connecticut (Nov. 10; 2 p.m.) and Princeton University (Nov. 11; 2 p.m.).
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