Women’s Ice Hockey Stays at No. 1 for Seventh Consecutive USCHO.com Division III Poll
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Plattsburgh State women's ice hockey retained its No. 1 ranking for the seventh consecutive USCHO.com Division III Women's Top-10 Poll, as announced on Monday. Plattsburgh State (8-1-0, 6-0-0 Northeastern Women's Hockey League [NEWHL]) garnered 145 voting points and 10 first-place points to remain atop the poll. This past week, the Cardinals defeated No. 7 University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 3-1, in a non-conference game as part of the Panther/Cardinal Classic on Saturday in Middlebury, Vt. The Cardinals were then edged 2-1 by No. 2 Middlebury College in the championship game of the Panther/Cardinal Classic on Sunday. The loss to Middlebury marked the end of Plattsburgh State's NCAA Division III record 26-game winning streak. The streak began with a 6-0 win over Buffalo State on Jan. 12, 2019 and included the Cardinals winning their fifth national title in six seasons (seventh overall). Plattsburgh State set the previous record when it won 25 consecutive games from Feb. 7, 2015 to Jan. 4, 2016. Plattsburgh State next hosts NEWHL foe SUNY Potsdam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. Thanks to UFirst Federal Credit Union, admission to all Plattsburgh State women's ice hockey home games is free for the entirety of the 2019-20 season. UFirst Federal Credit Union is the official game day sponsor for Cardinal women's ice hockey in 2019-20.