Bears Earn Vote in Final USCHO Weekly Poll

Following its unprecedented playoff run, the Brown men’s ice hockey team received a vote in the final USCHO weekly poll. Ranked 28th, it marks the first time since November 2005 that Brown has received votes in the weekly poll.

After starting the season, 0-7-1, the Bears were .500 the rest of the way, closing out the year with a 13-13-3 mark, while advancing to the ECAC semifinals for the first time since 2003. Included in the 13-13-3 ledger were wins over #4 Quinnipiac, #6 Yale (twice), and a tie with #18 Union.

Picked to finish 12th in the 12-team league, the Bears were in the hunt for home ice for the playoffs until the last night of the regular season, ultimately finishing 11th. Brown gained momentum at the right time, knocking off sixth-seeded RPI in three games during the first round and then sixth-ranked and top-seeded Yale in three games during the Quarterfinals. After falling to #7 Cornell in the semifinals, the Bears came back the next day to earn a 3-0 shutout over St. Lawrence. The win over the Saints in the third place game marked the first time in Brown’s history that the Bears have ever finished in third in the ECAC Championship.