Thanks to a weekend sweep of Mercyhurst, the Niagara University hockey team has its highest ranking in 13 years.
The Purple Eagles moved up to No. 13 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll that was released Monday. The team was also ranked 13th in the 1999-2000 season.
Niagara (21-6-5 overall, 20-3-2 Atlantic Hockey) closes its league schedule this weekend with games Friday and Saturday at Air Force.