BC hockey climbs to No. 1 in polls

Boston College men’s hockey has climbed to No. 1 in both major college hockey polls -- USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine -- released on Monday. BC opened its 2011-12 season with wins over Michigan State and third-ranked North Dakota in the Ice Breaker Invitational in North Dakota.

The Eagles will host Denver, which is ranked No. 3 in both polls, on Friday and travel to New Hampshire on Saturday for the their Hockey East opener.