BURLINGTON, Vt. -- After winning its second consecutive Sheraton/TD Bank Catamount Cup title this past weekend, Vermont entered the USCHO.com Division I Poll on Monday. The Catamounts sit at No. 20 in the country and are nationally ranked for the first time since a No. 15 ranking in the final poll of the 2009-10 season after an NCAA tournament berth.
Fallon and forward Pete Massar were named to the Catamount Cup All-Tournament Team, while defenseman Michael Paliotta earned most outstanding player honors with a four-point weekend. Vermont has now won seven of its past eight games overall and closes a nine-game homestand this weekend at Gutterson Fieldhouse against Dartmouth on Friday (Jan. 3) and defending national champion Yale on Saturday (Jan. 4).
The top four teams in this week's poll received at least one first-place vote, led by No. 1 Minnesota's 37 votes. Second-ranked Ferris State earned nine votes, No. 3 St. Cloud State had one while No. 4 Providence received three votes.