Connecticut Remains Among the Nationally-Ranked



    Jan. 19, 2010

    STORRS, Conn. - For the second-consecutive week, the University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team is among the top-10 nationally-ranked programs in according to the USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Poll. On Tuesday, the Huskies entered the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll with 44 votes for the second time this season.

    UConn (13-6-5, 4-3-4-1) is now eighth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll and holds in at No. 9 in the USCHO.com Poll with 41 votes. This is the second-consecutive week the Huskies have been nationally-ranked and first since Dec. 8 that they have been ranked in both.

    Women's ice hockey is among three Hockey East programs currently ranked in both polls. New Hampshire has spent the entire season in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and is currently ranked No. 4 in both. Northeastern has spent nine weeks among the top-10 programs in the nation and is currently ranked No. 7 (USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll) and No. 8 (USCHO.com/CBS College Sports). Providence enters the USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Poll in 10th this week and is tied for ninth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll with defending National Champions, the University of Wisconsin.

    After a 2-0 weekend that resulted in the Huskies extending their current unbeaten streak to six-games, UConn moved up in the Hockey East standings to sixth. The Huskies continue their conference slate with a pair of games against Maine to conclude the three game series this weekend.

    UConn hosts Maine on Friday at 7 p.m. at Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum and will conclude fundraising efforts for Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer on Saturday's game. The Huskies face-off against the Black Bears at 4 p.m. at Freitas in Saturday's series finale.