Wednesday, September 24, 2008

MGoBlue: Michigan Hockey ranked #2

Wolverines Tabbed No. 2 in USA Today Preseason Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The University of Michigan ice hockey team is ranked No. 2 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine's preseason poll released on Monday (Sept. 22). The Wolverines received four out of the 34 first-place votes and finished with 432 points.

Michigan earned second behind the defending NCAA champion Boston College Eagles which received 490 points and 27 first-place votes. CCHA rival and last year's national runner-up Notre Dame was picked third (376 points). Rounding out the top five is North Dakota (371 points, one first-place vote) and Colorado College (355 points, 2 first-place votes) in fourth and fifth, respectively. Other CCHA teams among the preseason top-15 include Miami University (8th), Michigan State (12th) and Northern Michigan (14th).

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