Dan Colleran | February 7, 2018
Following a win and tie with a shootout win at Penn State, the Fighting Irish hockey team returns to No. 1 in both the USCHO.com and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls on Monday afternoon (Feb. 5).
The Irish (21-5-2, 15-2-1-1 B1G) are also currently No. 1 in the Pairwise rankings.
It marks the fifth week this season Notre Dame has been ranked No. 1 in at least one of the polls. The Irish received 36 of a possible 50 first place votes in the USCHO.com poll and 26 of a possible 34 first place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.
This season’s number one ranking marks the seventh time in program history the Irish have been ranked No. 1 for at least one week during a season.
This weekend (Feb. 9-10), Notre Dame plays host to sixth-ranked Ohio State (18-6-4, 11-6-1-0 B1G) at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Friday’s game will be televised by the NBC Sports Network. To purchase tickets, click here.
With three points this weekend, the Fighting Irish would clinch the Big Ten regular season championship (a win is worth three points in the Big Ten standings, a tie is worth one point and the shootout victor also receives an extra point).