The UW-Eau Claire men's hockey team is ranked fourth in both the D3hockey.com and USCHO.com Top 15 polls, announced March 4.
The Blugolds were second in both polls last week but dropped two spots after falling to St. Norbert College in the NCHA Peters Cup Final last weekend.
Eau Claire earned an at-large bid to compete in the 2013 NCAA Championship for the first time since 1989. The Blugolds will kickoff tournament play against Saint John's University (Minn.) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. when they host the Johnnies at Hobbs Ice Center.
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