Holy Cross Men's Hockey Ranked #14 In USA Today Poll

March 27, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass.- The Holy Cross men's hockey team is ranked No. 14 in the latest USA Today/American Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll. The Crusaders received 107 points. This marks the highest ranking in the history of the program and the first time it has been ranked in this poll.

The Crusaders finished their most successful season ever with a 27-10-2 record and their first win in the NCAA Tournament. The 4-3 overtime victory over Minnesota on Friday, March 24 in the West Regional Semifinals in Grand forks, N.D., marked the first time that a No. 4 seed defeated a No. 1 seed in NCAA action, since the tournament expanded to 16 teams. Senior Tyler McGregor (Ajax, Ontario) and junior Jon Landry (Lexington, Mass.) earned spots on the NCAA West Regional all-tournament team.

USA TODAY/American Hockey men's poll

March 27, 2006

Rank, school (first-place votes)
Record
Points
LW
1. Wisconsin (28)
28-10-3
504
2
2. North Dakota (4)
29-15-1
474
6
3. Boston College (2)
25-12-3
442
8
4. Maine
28-11-2
402
10
5. Boston Univ.
26-10-4
362
1
6. Michigan State
25-12-8
319
3
7. Cornell
22-9-4
311
9
8. Minnesota
27-9-5
276
4
9. Miami (Ohio)
26-9-4
214
5
10. Harvard
21-12-2
162
7
11. Colorado College
24-16-2
156
13
12. Michigan
21-15-5
140
12
13. New Hampshire
20-13-7
138
11
14. Holy Cross
27-10-2
107
NR
15. St. Cloud State
22-16-4
22
14

Others receiving votes: Denver 21, Nebraska-Omaha 13, Northern Michigan 10, Dartmouth 4, Bemidji State 2.

The USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the American Hockey Coaches Association and American Hockey Magazine, the official publication of USA Hockey.