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Men’s Ice Hockey Claims Highest National Ranking In Program History

Josh Bowes skates by the Endicott men's ice hockey bench and high-fives his teammates.


BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's ice hockey team earned its highest national ranking in program history with the announcement of's national poll earlier today. Endicott's No. 5 ranking via marks the highest ranking for the Gulls on either national poll ( or in the three-year of the history of the program and the highest ranking ever for any program in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC).

So far this season, Endicott is off to 9-1-0 (8-0-0 CCC) start and has won nine games in a row outscoring opponents 63-17 during that stretch. The Gulls currently rank first among all NCAA Division III programs in scoring offense (6.50 goals per game) and scoring margin (6.50 GF/G vs. 2.00 GA/G, 4.50 margin). Endicott also is No. 14 (tied) in scoring defense (2.00 G/GM), No. 17 on the power play (9-for-39, one shorthanded goal, 23.1%), No. 9 on the penalty kill (45-for-50, 90.0%), and No. 5 in combined special teams (54-for-89, 60.7%). 

Meanwhile, Endicott's team winning percentage of .900 ranks fourth in the country and its nine-game unbeaten streak is second behind No. 1 nationally ranked (both polls) St. Norbert. 

The Gulls also were ranked No. 6 in the latest poll earlier today. That ranking is tied for the highest ranking in the poll in program history (three times). 


No. 5/6 Endicott (9-1-0, 8-0-0 CCC) hosts Johnson and Wales University on Friday, December 8 at 7 PM. Attendance for Friday's night game will be free for fans who bring a canned good or a toy to Raymond J. Bourque Arena. 

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(Photo Credit - David Le '10)