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College men's hockey: UMD moves to No. 3 in PairWise Rankings

The Minnesota Duluth men dropped one spot to No. 4 in Monday's U.S. College Hockey Online Division I poll, but moved up two positions to No. 3 in the PairWise Rankings, which mimic the NCAA tournament selection process. The Bulldogs also remained No.

The Minnesota Duluth men dropped one spot to No. 4 in Monday's U.S. College Hockey Online Division I poll, but moved up two positions to No. 3 in the PairWise Rankings, which mimic the NCAA tournament selection process. The Bulldogs also remained No. 3 in the USA Today-USA Hockey Magazine poll.

UMD (19-7-4) split games with No. 14 North Dakota (16-11-2) over the weekend at Amsoil Arena, and is at Minnesota State-Mankato (12-19-1) on Friday and Saturday in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.

Ferris State (20-8-4) of Big Rapids, Mich., leading the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, was ranked No. 1 in all polls for the first time in program history, replacing Boston University (17-9-1). WCHA leader Minnesota (19-11-1) dropped from No. 2 to No. 7.

  • Injured UMD sophomore winger J.T. Brown was being examined Monday and wasn't at practice. Coach Scott Sandelin said he hadn't received a full report on Brown, but expects the team's goal-scoring leader to return this season, although he may miss some time. Brown suffered an upper-body injury during the first period of Saturday's game against North Dakota.
  • Let's Play Hockey magazine was reporting Monday that Target Center in Minneapolis is pursuing the National Collegiate Hockey Conference postseason tournament when the league opens in 2013-14.
  • The St. Scholastica men moved up one spot to No. 12 in the U.S. College Hockey Online Division III poll. The Saints (14-7-4) open the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs at home Friday and Saturday against Wisconsin-Stout (8-16-1).
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