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UConn Men’s Hockey Receives Votes in Poll

The Huskies come out of the season’s opening weekend with some votes in the national college hockey poll.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

After the domination shown by the Huskies in their series sweep over Alabama-Huntsville, winning by scores of 6-0 on Friday and 4-0 on Saturday, UConn is receiving votes in the 20-team coaches’ poll.

The Huskies earned 16 points, which put them at ninth in the received votes category. Six Hockey East teams are ranked and two more other than the Huskies received votes.

Boston University is ranked second in the poll and took home five of the 50 first-place votes after being ranked No. 4 in the preseason poll. Boston University played one game and beat Colgate on the road. UConn will take on the Terriers on November 18 at XL Center and November 19 in Boston.

Notre Dame also moved up, from No. 9 to No. 4 after a 2-0-0 week, beating Arizona State at home by a combined score of 13-4. UConn heads to Indiana to play the Fighting Irish on October 27 and October 28.

Boston College dropped one spot to No. 6 after a 1-1-0 week. They played in the Icebeaker Tournament, losing to Air Force in the first round before rebounding against Denver in the consolation game. UConn welcomes the Eagles to the XL Center on November 22 and travels to Chestnut Hill on January 24.

UMass-Lowell tied Minnesota-Duluth twice at home this weekend, holding on to their preseason ranking of No. 8. UConn and Lowell will play December 2 in Massachusetts and December 3 on XL Center.

Providence checks in at No. 11 after sitting at No. 10 in the preseason poll. The Friars split a weekend series at home with Miami (OH). UConn will play Providence at home on February 8 and will go to Providence on February 10.

Northeastern also slid a spot, from No. 15 to No. 16. The fake Huskies went winless over the weekend at No. 2 Quinnipiac with a draw on Friday and a loss on Saturday. The two Huskies will play February 17 and 18. The 17th will be in Hartford and the 18th at Matthews Arena.

Maine got 30 points in the poll and sits at seventh in received votes. the Black Bears swept their series with RPI to give them a 2-0-0 start to the season. UConn will play the Black Bears on January 12 in Bridgeport and on January 14 at Fenway Park.

Vermont took four points home, putting them at 15th in the received votes portion of the poll. They went 1-1-0 on the week, splitting a series on the road with Clarkson. Vermont hosts the Huskies on January 20 and will come to Hartford on January 27.

UConn will also have non-conference games against Quinnipiac and Yale.

After Quinnipiac’s series with Northeastern, they moved down from No. 2 to No. 3. The Huskies will be visiting Hamden to play the Bobcats on October 19.

The Huskies will also play No. 17 Yale, who moved up one spot. The Bulldogs and Huskies will do battle on January 7 at XL Center.