September 24, 2013

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Ranked 11th In USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Preseason Poll

The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team was ranked 11th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Preseason Top-15 Poll. The Bobcats were also tabbed to finish third in the ECAC Hockey Coaches and Media Preseason Polls.

UMass Lowell earned the top spot in the first preseason poll of the 2013-14 season, given 20 of the polls 30 first-place votes. Miami took the second spot with nine first-place votes, followed by Wisconsin with the remaining vote. Boston College and Minnesota filled out the top five. North Dakota, Notre Dame, Yale, St. Cloud State, and Michigan fell ahead of the Bobcats. Union, New Hampshire, Minnesota State and Providence completed the 15-team field. 

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Preseason Poll        
  Team Points (First Place Votes) Last Poll Record
1 University of Massachusetts Lowell 484 -20 3 28-11-2
2 Miami University 444 -9 6 25-12-5
3 University of Wisconsin 364 -1 13 22-13-7
4 Boston College 359   8 22-12-4
5 University of Minnesota 347   5 26- 9-5
6 University of North Dakota 300   7 22-13-7
7 University of Notre Dame 285   9 25-13-3
8 Yale University 269 -4 1 22-12-3
9 St. Cloud State University 230   4 25-16-1
10 University of Michigan 167   NR 18-19-3
11 Quinnipiac University 135   2 30- 8-5
12 Union College 124   10 22-13-5
13 University of New Hampshire 116   11 20-12-7
14 Minnesota State University 110   12 24-14-3
15 Providence College 103   NR 17-14-7

Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 80, University of Denver 74, Cornell University 32, Western Michigan University 28, Niagara University 12, Merrimack College 8, Boston University 4, Ferris State University 4, Michigan Tech University 1.

 

 

Quinnipiac was picked to finish third in the ECAC Hockey Coaches and Media Preseason Polls, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at ECAC Hockey's annual Media Day.

Quinnipiac fans can get an early preview of the 2013-14 squad when it hosts St. Mary's on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. After its exhibition match-up, Quinnipiac will head North to participate in the Kendall Hockey Classic hosted by the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Quinnipiac will face Alaska-Anchorage on Friday, Oct. 11 and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The following weekend, Quinnipiac will face 2013 NCAA Frozen Four participant University of Massachusetts-Lowell for a home-and-home series, traveling to the Tsongas Center on Friday, Oct. 18 before hosting the Riverhawks for its regular-season home-opener on Saturday, Oct. 19.