9 November 2022 • Athletics Statesmen Move Up to No. 2 By Mackenzie Larsen '12

The Hobart College hockey team moved up one spot to No. 2 in the USCHO.com poll, receiving one first place vote. In addition, Damon Beaver was named to the New England Hockey Conference's weekly honor roll.

The Statesmen used a weekend sweep of No. 7 Babson College and the University of Southern Maine to grab their highest ranking in the USCHO.com poll since 2019. This is just the third time Hobart has appeared at No. 2 in a poll. The Statesmen were ranked second in the USCHO.com poll on Nov. 25, 2019. Hobart was ranked No. 2 in the D3hockey.com poll back in 2013.

Beaver backstopped Hobart to a 4-1 victory over the Beavers. He stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced, including 12 in the first period. Through two starts, Beaver is 2-0-0 with a 1.51 goals against average and a .941 save percentage.

The Statesmen (4-0-0) are off to their best start since the 2007-08 season. Hobart started that year with eight straight victories. The Statesmen will wrap up their season-opening five-game homestand Friday, Nov. 11, when they welcome Buffalo State to The Cooler. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.