Men’s Hockey Holds Strong at #3 in National Rankings


UTICA, NY- The Utica College men’s hockey team remained at No. 3 in the latest installment of the DCU/ national poll, released Monday.

Adrian College took over the top spot for the first time this season.  The Bulldogs are currently 10-1 on the year with their only loss coming to the Pioneers the first weekend of the season.  Geneseo drops to No. 2 after it suffered its first loss of the season Saturday to Elmira College.  Utica remains in third with a 9-2 overall record.  Its only losses have come to Adrian and Geneseo.  Augsburg College (9-1) and Hobart College (8-2-1) are fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Pioneers boast the second-best scoring offense in the country, averaging 5.45 goals per game.  The Pioneers’ defense meanwhile ranks third nationally allowing just 1.55 goals per game.  Senior Sean Dickson (San Francisco, CA/Hampton Roads Whalers (USPHL-Premier)) is second in the country with a 1.15 goals against average, while junior John Moncovich (Wilmington, NC/Hampton Roads Whalers (USPHL)) is fourth in goals per game (.91).

The Pioneers (9-2, 7-0 UCHC) have a month off before hosting Curry College for a non-conference match up on Jan. 8.

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