Boston College Hockey Retains Top Spot In USCHO.com Poll

Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

After notching their second straight four-point weekend, the Boston College Eagles men's hockey team retains the top spot in this week's USCHO.com poll. Eagles goaltender Parker Milner also earned Player of the Week honors.

College hockey polls ... if that's what you're into.

With a second straight four point weekend, the Boston College men's hockey team retained the top spot in this week's USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll. The Eagles earned 11 more first-place votes this week and 38 in all. Minnesota, Denver, Miami and North Dakota round out the top five.

From Hockey East, New Hampshire (4-0-1) is up three spots to number 9 this week -- the second highest ranked Hockey East team in the polls. The Wildcats even managed a pair of first-place votes this week. Boston University (3-1-0) is up one spot this week to 12 while UMass Lowell (1-3-1) drops three spots to 14. Northeastern (2-2-1) holds steady at 15 this week.

Providence was the only other Hockey East team to receive votes this week, finishing one spot out of the rankings at #21.

Complete poll below.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll, October 29, 2012
1. Boston College (38) 981
2. Minnesota (3) 924
3. Denver (6) 862
4. Miami 792
5. North Dakota 769
6. Cornell 739
7. Notre Dame 677
8. Michigan 663
9. New Hampshire (2) 597
10. Union (1) 596
11. Western Michigan 529
12. Boston University 487
13. Harvard 291
14. Massachusetts-Lowell 239
15. Northeastern 227
16. St. Lawrence 180
17. Minnesota-Duluth 172
18. St. Cloud State 162
19. Ferris State 146
20. Northern Michigan 131

For stopping 63-of-66 shots faced over the weekend, Boston College goaltender Parker Milner has earned a share of Hockey East's Player of the Week honors along with Merrimack's Mike Collins. Milner stopped all 38 shots -- a season-high -- in Boston College's 1-0 win over Lowell at Tsongas. Bonus: for sweeping 11th ranked Lowell over the weekend, Boston College is (once again) your Hockey East Team of the Week.

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