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Hockey Broncos earn national ranking

Nov. 9, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Following a weekend series sweep of Michigan State, Western Michigan University's hockey team broke into the top-20 national rankings for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

Photo of WMU Bronco Hockey team.The Broncos, 6-2-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, are ranked 17th in the uscho.com poll of NCAA DivisionĀ I men's hockey teams. Michigan State, which lost to WMU 4-3 and 3-1 in weekend matches at Lawson Arena in Kalamazoo, fell from 12th to 16th in the rankings.

Boston University, which began the season ranked No. 1, regained the top spot in the poll this week. Miami University fell from first to fourth in this week's poll. Other CCHA teams in this week's poll are No. 8 Michigan, No. 11 Notre Dame, No. 14 Alaska and No. 20 Ferris State.

The Broncos are idle this coming weekend and travel to Ferris State for matches Nov. 19-20 before returning to Lawson Arena for matches with No. 4 Miami Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26-27. Those contests take place during the University's Thanksgiving holiday recess.

Visit wmubroncos.com for more information and tickets.

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Media contact: Adam Bodnar, (269) 387-4125, adam.e.bodnar@wmich.edu

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