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Denver Ranks No. 1 in Weekly Polls

Nov. 20, 2017

DENVER -

The University of Denver Pioneers (7-3-2, NCHC 3-3-0-0) secured the No. 1 spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and the USCHO.com polls, as released by USA Hockey and USCHO.com on Monday, Nov. 20.

Denver received 490 points and 20 of 34 first-place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll conducted in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) with input from coaches and members of the media from each of the six (6) Division I college hockey conferences as well as officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey. 

The Pioneers earned five (5) more points than No. 2 St. Cloud State University (9-2-0, 4-2-0-0) and 41 more points than No. 3 University of North Dakota (8-3-3, 3-2-1-1). This marks the eighth of nine (9) weeks the Pioneers have taken the top spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Five (5) NCHC schools including Denver were ranked in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll with St. Cloud State University at No. 2 (485 points), the University of North Dakota at No. 3 (449 points), Western Michigan University (8-4-1, 5-1-0-0) at No. 9 (206 points) and the University of Minnesota Duluth (6-6-2, 2-4-0-0) at No. 15 (60 points). The full USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll is available here.

Denver received 976 points and 30 of 50 first-place votes in the USCHO.com weekly poll from a group of 50 Division I college coaches and members of the media. The Pioneers collected 23 more points than No. 2 St. Cloud State University and 73 more points than No. 3 University of North Dakota. This marks the seventh of eight (8) weeks the Pioneers have taken the top spot in the USCHO.com poll. 


 

 

Five (5) NCHC schools including Denver were ranked in the USCHO.com poll with St. Cloud State University at No. 2 (953 points), the University of North Dakota at No. 3 (903 points), Western Michigan University at No. 11 (489 points) and the University of Minnesota Duluth at No. 16 (257 points). Colorado College (7-7-0, 3-5-0-0) received one vote. The full USCHO.com poll can be viewed here.

ALUMNI GIVING CHALLENGE

The University of Denver is holding an alumni giving challenge for the 2017-2018 season in an effort to increase student-athlete alumni participation in the Denver Athletics Annual Fund. The sport with the highest percentage of alumni

participation will receive an additional $10,000 of support through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Alumni can make a gift onlineby calling 303-871-2388 during normal business hours or by sending a check to:

Athletics Development Office

Attn: Kaley Rickert

2201 E. Asbury Avenue 

Denver, CO 80208

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