NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The nation is continuing to recognize the Niagara hockey team as the country’s major college hockey polls are being released this week. The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll gave the Purps a spot on the top-15 poll for the third consecutive week, this time at No. 15.
The previous two weeks, Niagara was slated in the 14th position and dropped down one spot after earning the program’s first Atlantic Hockey Regular Season Title with the weekend split with Robert Morris this past weekend. This is the longest the team has been ranked on the poll since the 1999-00 season when the squad was ranked for three straight weeks.
The USCHO.com Division I Poll also has the Purple Eagles ranked 16th in its most recent poll, down one spot from last week. The PairWise ranking system used to mimic the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee process has Niagara at No. 10.
Niagara will meet up with Mercyhurst on Friday night in its final regular-season home game of the season during Senior Night before taking on the Lakers Saturday night at the Mercyhurst Ice Center in Erie, Pa.
Tickets for all three games of the quarterfinal round of the AHA Playoffs are also on sale so contact the Niagara Ticket Office at the above information to reserve your seats today!