UMD Men and Women Drop in Polls
Bulldog Men Ranked 7th, Women Ranked 9th
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Valentine’s Day was nothing but heartbreak for the bulldogs.
Scott Sandelin called his team’s performance Saturday against St. Cloud State one of the worst he’d seen this season.
Fortunately, UMD was going to be 4th in the NCHC no matter what happened Saturday. However, because of the loss, UMD is four points back of a three–way tie for 1st, instead of just one.
The Bulldogs lead Denver by two points for fourth, and home ice advantage in the 1st round of the NCHC playoffs.
The loss also dropped UMD one spot to 7th in this week’s USCHO Division I poll.
North Dakota moved back in to the top spot, with Omaha 5th, Miami 6th, and Denver 9th.
Meanwhile, the UMD women watched Minnesota celebrate another WCHA regular season title after the Gophers blanked the Bulldogs Saturday.
The loss left UMD with only one shootout win against Minnesota in 13 meetings since the 2012-13 season.
The Bulldogs can finish this season anywhere from 3rd-6th in the WCHA.
UMD starts the final week of the regular season one point in front of 5th place Bemidji State for 4th, and two points clear of this week’s opponent Ohio State.
The Bulldogs also dropped three spots to 9th in the USCHO poll.
The Gophers are still 2nd, Wisconsin 4th, North Dakota tied for 7th, and Ohio State received votes.