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UNH men’s hockey team ranked No. 1 in the nation

Look who’s No. 1!

For the first time since 2007, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team is ranked No. 1 in the nation.

The Wildcats (11-1-2) reached the top spot in both the Division I poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. In the USCHO poll, the Wildcats received 31 of 50 first-place votes and 977 points, just 12 points ahead of second place Boston College. In the USA Today poll, UNH received 24 of 34 first-place votes for 496 points, just nine ahead of Boston College.

The last time the Wildcats were ranked No. 1 in was Jan. 29, 2007, when UNH stayed there for one week. Polls, B4

∎ UNH’s Grayson Downing, a sophomore forward, was named Hockey East co-Player of the Week, along with Boston University’s Evan Rodrigues. Downing tallied two goals and two assists in a weekend sweep over UMass Lowell. He had five shots on net and was a +5 on the weekend.

The Wildcats also claimed Hockey East’s Team of the Week honors for the third straight week.

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