Maine hockey prepares for another Frozen Fenway appearance - Saturday night vs Boston University. Start time has been moved up to 5:45pm, that is 45 minutes earlier than scheduled. Event officials moved the time because of the Patriots playoff game start time of 8:15pm.

The Bears will play the game as the #22 team in the country, according to the latest USCHO poll. Maine is ranked 18th in the new PairWise Rankings from College Hockey News.

The Black Bears are 10-7-2 after losing at Quinnipiac over the weekend. BU is struggling at 7-9-2 and ranked 36th in the PairWise...

 USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

January 06, 2014

Team

(First Place Votes)

Record

Points

Last Poll

1

Minnesota

(42)

13- 2-3

989

1

2

St. Cloud State

( 8)

11- 2-3

922

3

3

Ferris State

15- 3-3

876

2

4

Union

12- 3-3

823

5

5

Boston College

13- 4-2

804

6

6

Providence

13- 3-4

763

4

7

Quinnipiac

15- 3-4

715

8

8

Michigan

10- 4-2

667

7

9

Massachusetts-Lowell

14- 5-1

637

9

10

Yale

7- 3-4

495

10

11

Clarkson

12- 6-2

467

11

12

Cornell

8- 4-3

387

15

13

Miami

9- 7-2

383

12

14

Wisconsin

11- 6-1

361

13

15

Notre Dame

10- 8-1

300

14

16

Northeastern

11- 6-3

254

17

17

Denver

10- 6-4

190

16

18

Vermont

10- 6-3

148

20

19

Lake Superior

11- 8-1

103

18

20

New Hampshire

12-10-1

71

NR

Others receiving votes: Minnesota State 36, Maine 27, Ohio State 24, North Dakota 22, Colgate 13, Nebraska-Omaha 11, Bentley 4, Air Force 3, Rensselaer 3, Bowling Green 1, Western Michigan 1.

 

College Hockey News:PairWise Rankings

Rk Team PCWs W-L-T Win % Rk RPI Rk
1 Minnesota 58 13-2-3 .806 1 .6006 1
2 St. Cloud State 57 11-2-3 .781 3 .5963 2
3 Ferris State 56 15-3-3 .786 2 .5851 3
4 Providence 55 13-3-4 .750 5t .5811 4
5 Boston College 54 13-4-2 .737 7 .5799 5
6 Quinnipiac 53 15-3-4 .773 4 .5720 6
7 Union 51 12-3-3 .750 5t .5719 7
8 Mass.-Lowell 51 14-5-1 .725 8 .5640 8
9 Michigan 49 10-4-2 .688 9 .5599 9
10 Cornell 49 8-4-3 .633 13 .5493 10
11 Clarkson 48 12-6-2 .650 10 .5453 11
12 Wisconsin 47 11-6-1 .639 12 .5448 12
13 Vermont 45 10-6-3 .605 16 .5413 13
14 Northeastern 45 11-6-3 .625 14t .5380 15
15 New Hampshire 44 12-10-1 .543 27 .5397 14
16 Notre Dame 43 10-8-1 .553 25 .5368 16
17 North Dakota 42 9-7-2 .556 23t .5352 17
18 Maine 41 10-7-2 .579 21 .5319 18
19 Minnesota State 40 12-8-0 .600 17t .5316 19
20 Yale 39 7-3-4 .643 11 .5302 20
21 Miami 37 9-7-2 .556 23t .5292 21
22 Ohio State 37 10-6-0 .625 14t .5279 22
23 Lake Superior 36 11-8-1 .575 22 .5200 24
24 Denver 34 10-6-4 .600 17t .5248 23
25 Bowling Green 34 11-9-4 .542 28 .5173 25
26 Nebraska-Omaha 33 8-9-1 .472 37 .5092 28
27 Colgate 32 8-9-3 .475 34t .5165 26
28 Minnesota-Duluth 32 7-8-1 .469 38 .5104 27
29 Brown 30 6-6-2 .500 31t .5079 29
30 Rensselaer 30 8-8-4 .500 31t .5063 30
31 St. Lawrence 28 8-9-2 .474 36 .5049 31
32 Western Michigan 28 9-8-3 .525 30 .5031 32
33 Alaska-Anchorage 26 9-9-2 .500 31t .4984 33
34 Alaska-Fairbanks 25 8-9-3 .475 34t .4957 35
35 Harvard 24 5-7-2 .429 41 .4923 36
36 Boston University 23 7-9-2 .444 40 .4970 34
37 Air Force 22 10-6-4 .600 17t .4921 37
38 Northern Michigan 21 8-10-2 .450 39 .4880 38
39 Michigan Tech 20 7-11-6 .417 42t .4863 39
40 Mercyhurst 19 11-9-2 .545 26 .4829 40