OTTAWA – The UPEI Panthers are ranked No. 7 in the first Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s hockey national rankings for the 2013-14 season released on Tuesday afternoon.
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The Alberta Golden Bears are ranked No. 1 while the reigning University Cup-champion New Brunswick Varsity Reds were a very close second in the inaugural media poll. Alberta received nine of a possible 17 first-place votes and 162 points, compared to eight first-place nods and 160 points for UNB.
The Varsity Reds, who play in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, have won four CIS titles in the last seven years.
The only other AUS team to crack the top-10 rankings was the Saint Mary’s Huskies at No. 8.
The AUS regular season opens Friday, Oct. 18.
Following are the top-10 teams:
8. Saint Mary’s