Men’s Hockey Moves Up in D3Hockey.com, National Polls
With three wins this week, the UMass Boston’s men’s hockey team (12-1-2) moved up to No. 6 in the D3Hockey.com Top 15 poll and No. 11 in the USCHO.com national poll. The sixth-place ranking breaks the previous program mark of No. 7, set in January 1991.
The three wins came against Salem State University (at Fenway Park as part of Citi Frozen Fenway), No. 5 Norwich University, and Saint Michael’s College. The team needs just one more victory to tie the program record of 11 consecutive wins. They’ll go for that mark on Friday night at Saint Anselm College.
The UMass Boston women’s hockey team (6-6-3) is on a seven-game unbeaten streak, picking up a 1-1 tie against the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) and a 1-0 win against Saint Anselm College this week. Junior Emily Howard of Terryville, Connecticut, had the game-winning goal against Saint Anselm. Courtney White, a senior from Medford, scored for the Beacons in the St. Thomas game. Junior goaltender Moe Bradley, who has made 123 saves in her last three starts, was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East Goaltender of the Week. The Beacons will be back on the ice on Friday when they host Castleton State College at 4 p.m.
The Beacons (8-4) lost their only game this week, 67-47 against Eastern Connecticut State University. Senior Andrea Suffredini of Milford led the team with 20 points. The team hosts Plymouth State University at 5:30 tonight.
The Beacons (5-6) were 1-1 this week. UMass Boston knocked off nonconference opponent Framingham State University 76-68 and lost to Eastern Connecticut State University 81-60. Juniors Gregory Young and Carl Joseph each had 20 points in the win over Framingham State. The Beacons host Plymouth State University at 7:30 tonight.