NH College Sports Roundup: UNH hockey team jumps to No. 3 in one national poll
The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team moved up one spot in this week's USCHO.com Division I poll, jumping to No. 3.
UNH (15-6-2) is ranked fourth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.
Trevor van Riemsdyk recorded a career-high four assists as UNH defeated Merrimack College, 6-2, on Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Arena, snapping a two-game losing streak. His strong play at the blue line has helped UNH to a No. 1 ranking in Hockey East in both offense (3.48 goals per game) and defense (2.26 gpg), as well as penalty kill (93.4 percent).
In the weekly USCHO.com Division I poll, Minnesota edged out Quinnipiac for the top spot. Miami (Ohio) ranks fourth and Boston College fifth. Dartmouth College, which has lost two of three games, dropped four spots to No. 16.
In the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, UNH trails Minnesota, Quinnipiac and Miami, with BC fifth. Dartmouth is unranked in the poll, which only includes 15 teams, but is the first school listed among "others receiving votes."
Plymouth State University men's hockey players Kyle Greco and Jack Astedt received Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference honors on Monday following a pair of Panther victories last week.
Greco, a senior, collected a goal and three assists in a pair of victories, earned MASCAC Co-Player of the Week honors with Westfield State University sophomore Steve Evans.
Astedt was selected was named Goalie of the Week after making 26 saves in Thursday's 2-1 win over UMass Dartmouth and another made 31 saves in Saturday's 3-2 overtime victory over Fitchburg State.
Joel "Charlie" Hendrix, a sophomore at Daniel Webster College, was named New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week by the league office on Monday. Hendrix, a sophomore middle blocker and outside hitter, averaged 3.57 kills per set along with 1.79 digs for the Eagles (1-3).
St. Anselm College freshman forward Mike McCahey, who averaged 17.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two victories last week, has been named Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week for the seventh time this season. McCahey pumped in 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in an 83-80 win at Southern Connecticut on Wednesday night.
He scored 15 points in an 80-67 victory against Le Moyne on Saturday.
The St. Anselm College women's ski team competed at the Clarkson University Carnival this past weekend, finishing with a second-place finish in both Friday and Saturday's giant slalom races at Lake Placid, N.Y.
Caitlin Forbes led the Hawks on both days of competition with a third place overall finish on Saturday, posting a two-run total of 1:40.68 and a second-place result on Sunday with a time of 1:56.81.
In men's skiing, St. Anselm College skied to a fourth-place finish on Saturday and a sixth-place finish in Sunday in the weekend's giant slalom races. Justin Redente led the Hawks with a 1:40.90 for an 11th overall finish on the day.
Also posting a top-20 finish was St. Anselm's Eric Brandolini, of Georges Mills, who registered a 1:42.14 and took 17th place.