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11-19-2012, 11:56 PM
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Men's Hockey Cracks into National Rankings -

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – After dropping a pair of Atlantic Hockey opponents this past weekend to remain undefeated in conference play, the Niagara men’s hockey team garnered national attention as the Purple Eagles were slated in the 20th spot in the Division I Poll.

The previously unranked Purple Eagles (8-2-3; 7-0-0 AHA) enter the ranking at No. 20 with 112 votes during the week of Nov. 19 after becoming the fifth team in the nation to register eight wins, joining Boston College, Denver, Notre Dame and New Hampshire.

Niagara’s inclusion on the poll is the first time the Purps have been ranked in the online poll since March 24, 2008 when the team was slated 19th. The Purple Eagles were ranked in the top-20 for 10 weeks during that season, with their highest ranking coming in at 17. Niagara wrapped up the 2007-08 campaign slated in the 19th position with a 22-10-4 record while earning a trip to the 2008 NCAA Tournament for the third time in the program’s history. Division I Men’s Poll -

Chubak Secures Conference Honors -

HAVERHILL, Mass. - Goaltender Carsen Chubak continued his solid play between the pipes for the Niagara hockey team earning his fourth-straight Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week Honors and fifth of the season. The junior earned a weekend sweep in AHA play against Canisius on Friday, Nov. 16 and Robert Morris on Saturday, Nov. 17 to secure the Purple Eagles the 20th ranking in the most recent Division I Poll.

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