Maine Hockey Journal

Polls split after Maine’s opening weekend

It was an up and down weekend for the Maine Black Bears.

Maine began the season ranked No.7 in both the top-20 poll and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, but each went in different directions after Maine opened their season at Alfond Arena.

After a win against conference rival UMass-Lowell on Friday, and a tie against ECAC upstart University of Connecticut, the Black Bears fell one spot to No. 8 in the poll, however, they moved up one spot in the USA today/USAHM poll to No. 6.

An 8-2 win over UMass-Lowell, and a 3-3 tie to UConn led to the inconsistency by the pollsters.

Boston College remained No. 1 in both polls ahead of North Dakota, Michigan, Miami (OH) and Yale.

The Black Bears will head to East Lansing, Michigan for a weekend match up against the Michigan State Spartans.

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