There is a new team sitting atop the NJCAA Hockey poll heading into the holiday break – Erie Community College (10-3-0). The defending national champion closed out their 2015 portion of the schedule winning three of their past four games to take the top spot.
Previous number one, Dakota College-Bottineau (9-4-0) has had a brilliant start to their season, but the final weekend proved tough as the Lumberjacks dropped three-straight. Two of the losses came at the hands of Iowa State, currently ranked seventh in the most recent ACHA Division 1 poll. Playing their third game in just 43 hours, DCB was shut out by NCAA Division III St. John’s JV.
Hudson Valley closed the calendar year winning three of four, including a road victory against rival Mohawk Valley.
NJCAA Ice Hockey Power Rankings
- Erie CC (10-4-0)
- Dakota College-Bottineau (9-4-0)
- Williston State College (8-10-1)
- SUNY Broome CC (7-4-0)
- Hudson Valley CC (5-6-0)
- Mohawk Valley CC (4-7-0)