Tuesday, December 11, 2012


The USCHO poll  was released yesterday and has the BU Terriers 10-5-0(8-4-0) up one spot to #6 overall nationally. Here is my breakdown of the rest of the poll and weekly awards.

1. BC(11-2-1)- BU decided to throw York and company  a bone by beating UNH on Thursday night in Durham. Thankfully they returned the favor by gloriously blowing a late lead and pushing off York's 925th(record-breaking win) with a tie at PC. Apparently tying PC is good enough to move you up now.
2. UNH(11-2-2)- They are a tough team to beat especially at home. BU is just that good though.
3. Notre Dame(13-4-0)- Well this is going to get fun next year when they join Hockey East.
4. Minnesota (11-3-3)- They still haven't played anyone great as their 42nd strength of schedule indicates
5. Miami(10-3-3)
6. BU(10-5-0)- This is a team heading the right direction going into the break. It will be good to rest and recharge after a big weekend sweep of UNH and Maine. They played the toughest first half schedule in the country which leaves plenty to look forward to in the second half of the season. 30-5-0 is happening.
7. Western Michigan (10-3-1)
8. North Dakota (8-5-3)- The NoDak/Minnesota game this year is going to feature a few top 10 teams and should be great to watch.
9. Quinnipiac(12-3-2)- Might be the first team from the EZAC that I respect in awhile. They seem like a decent hockey team and their record indicates it.
10. Dartmouth(7-2-2)- They beat UVM like all decent teams should

11.Denver(9-5-2)- They are a talented team with an up and down first half. The game on 12/29 will be a big test for BU and important in the Pairwise.

12. Cornell(6-3-2)- Another team that I somewhat consider decent from the EZAC
13. Nebraska Omaha(10-5-1)
14. Union(8-3-4)
15. Yale(6-3-2)- If UMass beats them tonight, they should stay out of the polls for the rest of the year.
16. Niagra(10-2-3)
17. St. Cloud St(9-7-0)
18. Harvard(4-3-1)- They got smoked 5-0 by Lowell last night at home and have had 4 players leave the team already this year so yeahhhh
19. Ferris St(7-6-3)
20. Minnesota St(9-5-2)

Receiving votes :Colorado College, PC, Holy Cross

BU sits 5th in the important Pairwise rankings and 3rd in the meaningless KRACH rankings. They are also 5th in RPI.

BU also dominated the Hockey East Weekly Awards. They were the team of the week due to the 2 wins. Matt O'Connor was named the Athletic Republic Player of the Week for the conference due to his performance in Durham Thursday night. Sean Maguire was named a top performer but robbed of any of the weekly awards despite his second straight shutout.  We'd also like to congratulate Nick Saracino of PC for being named Co-Rookie of the Week due to his game-tying goal against BC. He is listed as a goalie by Hockey East which is interesting considering he had 4 shots on goal. I'm pretty sure he is a forward but it is funnier to think of him as a goalie. Other listed top performers included Garrett Noonan, Sahir Gill, Wade Megan and Sam Kurker.

Wade Megan was also noted for playing in his 100th consecutive game Thursday night. Sean Maguire is the first goalie since John Curry to post back to back shutouts. Garrett Noonan also now has a 5 game point streak.

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