Mass.-Boston sets best ranking in one poll, ties highest mark in other
BOSTON -- After a wild first week of 2014 in which it earned five wins in eight days, Massachusetts-Boston (12-1-2) earned the highest ranking in school history, as it came in at No. 6 in the D3Hockey.com Top 15 Poll released on Monday afternoon.
The sixth-place ranking eclipses UMass-Boston's previous program record that it set in Jan. 1991, when the 1990-91 team (11-5-2) was ranked seventh in the nation.
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UMass-Boston moved up a nine spots after a 3-0 week in which it defeated Salem State (4-2), No. 5 Norwich (4-2) and St. Michael's (6-4).
The victory against Salem State at Fenway Park on Tuesday marked UMass-Boston's first win against the Vikings since 1999. Friday UMass-Boston scored two goals in the third period to snap a three-game losing streak against Norwich and Saturday UMB overcame a 4-1 second-period deficit by scoring five consecutive goals to knock off the Purple Knights.
Head coach Peter Belisle's squad is riding a program-record best 13-game unbeaten streak and is just one victory shy of tying the program record for consecutive wins of 11 in a row.