Hockey CIS Top 10: Trio of Canada West teams ranked in top 10s

Hockey CIS Top 10: Trio of Canada West teams ranked in top 10s

Evan Daum, Canada West Communications

The Alberta Golden Bears remain the No. 1-ranked team in CIS men's hockey, while the Lethbridge Pronghorns are the top Canada West women's squad, as the No.4 team in CIS women's hockey.

The second CIS hockey top 10 polls of the season were released Tuesday, with three Canada West teams represented on both the men's and women's sides.

Alberta and Saskatchewan are the lone conference schools with teams in both polls, as the Alberta Pandas are No. 9 on the women's side, while the Huskies come in at No. 4 (men's) and No. 10 (women's) respectively.

Also inside the rankings are the No. 10-ranked UBC Thunderbirds men's squad, who have started the 2015-16 season 3-0-1 under new head coach Adam Shell.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / (previous ranking)

1. Western (2-1-0) / (2)

2. Montreal (1-1-0) / (1) 

3. McGill (0-0-0) / (4)

4. Lethbridge (5-1-0) / (5)

5. Toronto (4-0-0) / (6) 

6. Guelph (2-2-0) / (3)

7. Moncton (2-0-0) / (9) 

8. StFX (1-1-0) / (7) 

9. Alberta (2-4-0) / (8)

10. Saskatchewan (4-1-1) / (NR)

 

MEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking) 

1. Alberta (3-0-1) / 144 points (9) / (1)

2. UNB (3-0-0) / 141 (6) / (2)

3. Saint Mary’s (3-0-0) / 119 / (3)

4. Saskatchewan (4-0-0) / 103 / (5)

5. UQTR (3-1-0) / 71 / (8)

6. Acadia (2-1-0) / 61 / (7)

7. Windsor (3-0-1) / 58 / (6) *

8. McGill (3-1-0) / 58 / (4)

9. Western (3-0-0) / 34 / (NR)

10. UBC (3-0-1) / 12 / (NR)

* Windsor (over McGill) was awarded the higher ranking based on number of higher place votes.

Other teams receiving votes: StFX (10), Carleton (6), Calgary (6), UPEI (2).