Date Posted:12/03/2002,  8:00AM

Hockey Teams Climb In Polls

BRUNSWICK, Maine - On the strength of strong weekend performances, the Bowdoin College men's and women's ice hockey teams moved up in their respective polls released on Monday by U.S. College Hockey Online. The Polar Bear women improved to second overall in the nation, while the men moved up to fifth in the country.

The women's team tied top-ranked Elmira 2-2 on Saturday and blanked Utica on Sunday to improve their overall record to 3-0-1 on the season. They jumped one spot, ahead of Manhattanville, who falls to third in the nation. Elmira retains the top spot, but Bowdoin managed to grab two first-place votes. The Polar Bears will play host to Hamilton and Amherst next weekend.


After falling in an exhibition match to the U.S. Under-18 team on Saturday, the Polar Bears took our their aggression on Curry Sunday, dominating the Colonels 10-2. Bowdoin is 3-0-0 and stands at number five in the nation as the top-ranked NESCAC squad. Middlebury dropped to seventh spot overall, while Norwich retained the top spot after claiming the Primelink Shootout last weekend. Bowdoin will host Colby on Tuesday night and travel to Skidmore and Mass. College next weekend.