PSU Men’s Ice Hockey appears in first NCAA Regional Rankings

PSU Men’s Ice Hockey appears in first NCAA Regional Rankings

Panthers #8 in East Region

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The NCAA released its first set of men's ice hockey regional rankings on Tuesday and Plymouth State University is one of the ten teams included in the East Region ranking.

            The Panthers, who clinched their sixth Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) regular season title in seven years last week, hold the eighth spot in the initial ranking.

            Yesterday, USCHO and released their latest national polls with PSU holding the 15th spot in both, but the regional rankings are the most important. NCAA rankings will be used to determine at-large bids for the NCAA tournament, as well as tournament seeding.

            Today's release is the first of four regional rankings, with additional releases set for each of the next two Tuesdays (Feb. 20 and Feb. 27), and the final rankings, used to determine the NCAA tournament selections, coming out Monday, Mar. 5.

            Plymouth State has squared off against two other teams that appear in the East Region rankings this season. The Panthers topped Endicott College, number seven in the rankings, 3-2 in the season opener on Oct. 27, and were nipped by Trinity College, which holds the number four spot, 2-1 on Nov. 25.

            PSU (17-4-2, 13-2-1 MASCAC) travels to Framingham State University on Saturday (4:50 p.m.) for another MASCAC game before wrapping up the regular season at home against Westfield State University next Tuesday (Feb. 20).



NCAA DIII Men's Ice Hockey Regional Rankings – East Region

February 13, 2018

   Rank    School    DIII Record       Overall Record   
1 Oswego State 18-3-2 18-3-2
2 Salve Regina 19-4-2 19-4-2
3 Univ. of New England       18-4-3 18-4-3
4 Trinity (Conn.) 15-4-2 16-4-2
5 Hobart 15-5-5 15-5-5
6 SUNY Geneseo 16-5-3 16-5-3
7 Endicott 17-5-3 17-5-3
8 Plymouth State 15-4-2 17-4-2
T9 Buffalo State 16-6-3 16-63
T9 Utica 17-5-1 17-5-1



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