Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CIS Men's Hockey Top Ten (#6): UNB Moves Up To 4th

OTTAWA (CIS) – In men’s hockey, the Golden Bears (9-3) move up one spot in the sixth Top 10 of the season and return to the No. 1 position they had occupy for one week in mid-October. The 17-member media panel split the first-place votes between five teams this week, including 10 to Alberta, three to No. 2 Acadia (8-2), two to No. 3 Saskatchewan (8-2) and one apiece to No. 4 UNB (7-3) and No. 5 UQTR (7-3-1).

The Bears swept a two-game series against provincial rival Calgary over the weekend, 5-2 and 4-1. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan, which was ranked No. 1 each of the past two weeks, edged Regina 2-1 in overtime on Friday before dropping the rematch by the same score, in regulation, on Saturday.
 
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
1. Alberta (9-3-0) / 159 points (10) / (2)
2. Acadia (8-2-0) / 145 (3) / (3)
3. Saskatchewan (8-2-0) / 138 (2) / (1)
4. UNB (7-3-0) / 120 (1) / (6)

5. UQTR (7-3-1) / 94 (1) / (4)
6. Moncton (6-3-1) / 71 / (5)
7. Windsor (8-2-0) / 58 / (10)
8. Lakehead (7-3-2) / 41 / (7)
9. Western (7-3-0) / 27 / (NR)
10. Saint Mary’s (6-4-0) / 21 / (8)

Also receiving votes: Manitoba (18), Toronto (13), Calgary (8), Guelph (7), StFX (6), McGill (3), UBC (3), Regina (2), UPEI (1).