PC Friars Ranked Number 1 in Both College Hockey Polls

PC news release…

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After an idle weekend, the Providence College men’s hockey team found itself atop both of the national polls announced on Monday (Nov. 9).

The Friars garnered 29 first-place votes in the USCHO.com poll, while earning 18 first-place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.  It was the program’s first in-season No. 1 ranking since 1983, a season in which the Friars registered a team record 33 wins under Lou Lamoriello.

Boston College sits as this week’s runner-up in the polls, followed by North Dakota, Quinnipiac, and UMass Lowell.  Quinnipiac and North Dakota flipped slots (3/4) in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.  The 6-0-1 Friars will battle No. 11 Boston University in a home-and-home set this upcoming weekend.  Friday’s game at Schneider Arena will be produced by ASN and shown live on NESN beginning at 6 p.m.