Elis Move Up in National Polls

Kevin Limbert (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity
Kevin Limbert (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity

Yale Off Until January Tournament

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale men's hockey team, ranked No. 10 in last week's national polls, moved up three spots in one and two the other. The Bulldogs (7-3-2 overall), winners of five of the last six games, are No. 7 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and No. 8 in the USCHO.com rankings after a home conference sweep last weekend.

The Elis ended No. 4 Quinnipiac's eight-game win streak on Dec. 4 with a 7-4 decision before a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink. Yale beat Princeton 4-1 the following afternoon at home.


The Blue, which has won all three games against top-five teams this season, is off until facing No. 12/13 Ferris State on Jan. 2 at the Badger Hockey Showdown in Madison, Wis.


Yale's highest ranking this season was No. 6 (uscho.com) after its first week of play. The Bulldogs' best ranking ever was No. 5 in both polls last March prior to the NCAA Tournament.

uscho.com Rankings

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Rankings