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Union Men’s Hockey Moves Up In National Polls

Cole Ikkala
Courtesy Union College Athletics

After a weekend series sweep of Penn State at Messa Rink, Union moved up to No. 7 in the latest USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. The Dutchmen remained at No. 8 in the latest USCHO.com poll. Union has appeared in the USCHO.com poll for 72 consecutive weeks since the Dec. 7, 2009 rankings, extending a school record. The Dutchmen have been in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll for 22 consecutive weeks, and in the top 10 of the poll for 16 straight weeks.

Union is one of 10 teams to have appeared in every edition of the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll this season. Union received 687 points in the USCHO.com poll and earned 314 points in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Union was the highest of six ranked ECAC Hockey teams in the USCHO.com poll joining No. 11 Dartmouth, No. 12 Cornell, No. 15 Yale, No. 16 Quinnipiac, and No. 19 Harvard.

In last night’s contest against Penn State, sophomore defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere scored a go-ahead power play goal at 3:23 of the third period to lift the Dutchmen (8-2-1) to a 4-1 win over the Nittany Lions in front of 1,512 fans at Messa Rink. Junior goaltender Troy Grosenick returned from a lower body injury and made 37 saves to earn the win in net for the Dutchmen.

Sophomore forward Mark Bennett and junior forward Daniel Carr added third period goals, while sophomore forward Daniel Ciampini had a goal and an assist on his 22nd birthday, scoring in the opening frame for the Dutchmen and adding an assist on Gostisbehere’s game-winner. Union notched four goals in a contest for the seventh time in 11 games this season.

Union will return to ECAC Hockey play this weekend, starting with a 7:00 p.m. contest on Friday night against No. 16 Quinnipiac at Messa Rink.

The preceding information was provided by Jeffrey Weinstein, Assistant Sports Information Director for Union College.

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