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Union hockey rank holds steady in poll

Union hockey rank holds steady in poll

ECAC Hockey-leading Union remains ranked fourth in the latest USCHO.com/NCAA Hockey top-20 poll

ECAC Hockey-leading Union remains ranked fourth in the latest USCHO.com/NCAA Hockey top-20 poll.

The Dutchmen (11-3 ECACH, 17-6-3 overall), who went 1-1 on their North Country trip, earned 798 points. They lost to St. Lawrence, 2-1, on Friday, and rallied from two deficits to beat No. 15 Clarkson, 4-3, on Saturday.

Union returns to Messa Rink this weekend to host the teams it defeated in the ECACH tournament championship round last March. The Dutchmen host Brown, the team they beat in the final, at 7 p.m. Friday. Defending NCAA-champion Yale, which lost Union in the semifinal, is at Messa at 7 p.m. Saturday.

USCHO.com/NCAA poll

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll

1 Minnesota (40) 19- 2-5 989 1

2 Boston College (10) 19- 4-3 959 2

3 Quinnipiac 19- 4-5 897 3

4 Union 17- 6-3 798 4

5 Ferris State 18- 6-3 758 6

6 St. Cloud State 14- 6-4 745 5

7 Massachusetts-Lowell 18- 7-2 738 8

8 Providence 15- 7-5 621 7

9 Cornell 12- 4-5 602 11

10 Michigan 13- 6-3 546 12

11 Northeastern 15- 8-3 528 10

12 Wisconsin 14- 8-2 460 9

13 Yale 11- 6-4 342 13

14 Clarkson 16-10-2 291 15

15 Denver 13- 8-5 278 16

16 North Dakota 13- 8-3 266 17

17 Minnesota-Duluth 12- 9-3 166 NR

18 Notre Dame 15-11-1 147 14

19 Vermont 13- 9-3 130 19

20 New Hampshire 16-13-1 120 NR

Others receiving votes: Maine 50, Colgate 23, Ohio State 18, Mercyhurst 11, Air Force 6, Nebraska-Omaha 4, Western Michigan 4, Minnesota State 3.

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