Ice Hockey

@NDHockey
Hockey Remains Among Top 10 of National Polls

 

December 8, 1998

The Notre Dame hockey team (9-5-2) remains among the top 10 of both major national polls as the Irish head into a 27-day break from competition. The Dec. 7 polls mark the eighth straight week that the Irish have been ranked among the top 10 of each poll, with a high ranking of fourth in both polls on Nov. 16 (when the team was 8-1-2).

Despite a current four-game losing streak (all versus top-10 caliber teams), Notre Dame stands 10th in both the U.S. College Hockey Online poll and the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine poll. Notre Dames 9-1-2 start included noteworthy road wins at Wisconsin (2-1) and Ferris State (4-3), a 3-0 home win over Ohio State, a 5-5 tie at then-No. 1 Boston College and a 2-2 home tie with current top-five team Michigan.

The current losing streak has seen the Irish total just six goals while dropping a 1-0 game at Michigan, a 4-2 game to Ferris State and a pair of games at Ohio State (4-3, 4-1). The Irish played the Michigan and FSU games without the services of three injured regulars: senior left wing Aniket Dhadphale, junior right wing Joe Dusbabek and sophomore defenseman Ryan Clark.

Michigan currently is No. 2 in the USA Today poll and No. 4 according to the USCHO poll while Ferris State is tied for eighth and ninth, respectively. Ohio State is on the fringe of both polls (12th-most votes in USA Today, 11th-most in USCHO).

Notre Dame returns to action on Jan. 2 and 3 at current No. 1-ranked North Dakota. Other Notre Dame 1998-99 opponents who are ranked in this weeks poll include (USA Today/USCHO) Boston College (5/6) and Michigan State (6/7). Northern Michigan and Wisconsin also received votes in this weeks polling.

The Irish are in the midst of an 11-week stretch (Oct. 24-Jan. 8) in which they will play just three games at home and 10 on the road. Notre Dame then will play nine of its next 14 at the Joyce Center before closing the regular season with a pair of games at Miami (Ohio).

Notre Dames next home gameon Jan. 9 versus Miamihas been sold out for several weeks in anticipation of the teams return to home ice. The Irish also will face Alaska Fairbanks at home on Jan. 15-16 and will close the month with a Jan. 30 game against Michigan (limited tickets remain for the Michigan game).

U.S. COLLEGE HOCKEY ONLINE POLL (12/7/98)

Team (1st-Place)        Record  Points  Last Week    
1.  North Dakota (30)   10-1-1  300     1
2.  Colorado College    11-3-0  234     2
3.  Maine               9-1-1   227     3    
4.  Michigan            11-2-2  225     4        
5.  New Hampshire       9-3-1   150     7        
6.  Boston College      8-4-1   148     5           
7.  Michigan State      10-3-2  139     8    
8.  Princeton           7-1-1   72      
9.  Ferris State        9-3-2   57      9   
10. NOTRE DAME          9-5-2   44      6        
Others Receiving Votes: Ohio State 15, St. Lawrence 13, 
Colgate 6, Clarkson 5, Denver 5, Cornell 3, Minnesota 2, 
Northern Michigan 2, Vermont 2, Wisconsin 1.     

USA TODAY/AMERICAN HOCKEY MAGAZINE POLL (12/7/98) Team (1st-Place) Record Points Last Week 1. North Dakota (10) 10-1-1 100 1 2. Michigan 11-2-2 83 4 3. Maine 9-1-1 81 3 4. Colorado College 11-3-0 75 2 5. Boston College 8-4-1 53 5 6. Michigan State 10-3-2 49 8 7. New Hampshire 9-3-1 48 6 8. Ferris State 9-3-3 21 8 Princeton 7-1-1 21 10. NOTRE DAME 9-5-2 7 9 Others Receiving Votes: Denver 6, Ohio State 2, St. Lawrence 2, Colgate 1, Cornell 1.

Teams in italics are opponents on Notre Dame's 1998-99 schedule.

NOTRE DAME WEEK-BY-WEEK IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY POLLS

ND RECORD USCHO USA TODAY 10/5 1-0-0 (17) no poll 10/12 3-0-0 no poll (11) 10/19 5-0-0 8 7 10/26 6-1-0 9 7 11/2 6-1-0 8 7 11/9 7-1-1 6 6 11/16 8-1-2 4 4 11/23 9-2-2 5 8 11/30 9-3-2 6 7 12/7 9-5-2 10 10

( ) = received votes


 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

October 2
5:05 PM
USNTDP
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

Live Streaming
Live Streaming
October 7
7:35 PM
Arizona State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 8
7:05 PM
Arizona State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 14
8:05 PM
Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Minn. (Amsoil Arena)
October 15
8:05 PM
Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Minn. (Amsoil Arena)
October 21
7:05 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 22
7:05 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
October 27
7:35 PM
Connecticut
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 28
7:35 PM
Connecticut
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 12
7:05 PM
Northeastern
Boston, Mass. (Matthews Arena)
November 13
3:05 PM
Northeastern
Boston, Mass. (Matthews Arena)
November 17
7:35 PM
UMass Lowell
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 18
7:35 PM
UMass Lowell
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 25
7:35 PM
Holy Cross
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 26
7:35 PM
Clarkson/Yale
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
December 2
6:05 PM
Massachusetts
Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

ASN
December 3
7:05 PM
Massachusetts
Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
December 10
7:05 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
December 31
4:05 PM
Alaska
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 1
2:05 PM
Alaska
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 6
7:35 PM
Michigan Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
January 7
7:05 PM
Michigan Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
January 13
7:35 PM
Merrimack
North Andover, Mass. (Lawler Rink)
January 14
7:05 PM
Merrimack
North Andover, Mass. (Lawler Rink)
January 20
7:35 PM
New Hampshire
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 21
7:05 PM
New Hampshire
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 28
7:05 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)
February 3
7:35 PM
Vermont
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
February 4
6:30 PM
Vermont
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
February 10
7:05 PM
Maine
Portland, Maine (Cross Insurance Arena)
February 11
7:05 PM
Maine
Orono, Maine (Alfond Arena)
February 17
7:35 PM
Providence College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
February 18
7:05 PM
Providence College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
February 24
6:05 PM
Boston University
Boston, Mass. (Agganis Arena)

ASN
February 25
7:05 PM
Boston University
Boston, Mass. (Agganis Arena)

Shop Now

Nissan

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka