UVM Hockey East pre-rankings

UVM Hockey East pre-rankings

September 16, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


THE TEMPS ARE YET TO DROP, BUT THAT’S NOT SOMETHING THE HOCKEY EAST CONFERENCE IS WAITING FOR, RELEASING THE LEAGUE’S MEN’S, AND WOMEN’S PRE-SEASON POLLS TODAY… THE MEN’S POLL PLACES VERMONT 8TH IN THE 12 TEAM DIVISION… THE CATAMOUNTS RETURN 66- PERCENT OF THEIR SCORING FROM A YEAR AGO…THAT LED THE TEAM TO A THEIR SECOND CONSECUTIVE 20 WIN SEASON… IT WAS ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT UVM WILL APPEAR AT LEAST TWICE ON REGIONAL TELEVISION THIS SEASON AS HOCKEY EAST ANNOUNCED A NEW DEAL WITH THE AMERICAN SPORTS NETWORK, WHICH WILL CARRY THE CATAMOUNTS WHEN THEY PLAY CONFERENCE ROAD GAMES AT UCONN AND MERRIMACK… THE GUYS WILL OPEN THE SEASON WITH A PRE-SEASON RANKING OF 8TH, WITH BOSTON COLLEGE GETTING THE NUMBER OE SPOT, GETTING 7 FIRST PLACE VOTES… B-U FOLLOWS UP WITH 3 FIRSTS, AND PROVIDENCE GETS THE OTHER 2… NEW HAMPSHIRE IS MID-PACK AT NUMBER 6… THE UVM MEN, OPEN THE SEASON WITH AN EXHIBITION GAME AGAINST ACADIA AT GUTTERSON FIELDHOUSE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH… THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY, VERMONT TRAVELS TO FACE MINNESOTA IN THE HALL OF FAME GAME TO BEGIN THE REGULAR SEASON… THE LADY CATAMOUNTS WERE PICKED 7TH BY THE HOCKEY EAST COACHES, FOR THE 2015-16 PRE-SEASON POLL… VERMONT IS COMING OFF A SEVENTH-PLACE, LAST YEAR, WHERE THEY GOT A PROGRAM RECORD 9 NON- CONFERENCE WINS… THE CATAMOUNTS RETURN THREE OF THEIR TOP- FIVE SCORERS… MERRIMACK COLLEGE JOINS THE CONFERENCE THIS YEAR, PICKED LAST IN TODAY’S POLL… THAT GIVES THE WOMEN 9 LEAGUE TEAMS, THE LAST PLACE ONE, MISSING THE PLAYOFFS… JUST LIKE THE MEN’S LIST, THE BOSTON NAMED TEAMS TOP THE LIST, IN THE SAME ORDER…TAKING ON ALL 9 FIRST PLACE VOTES… NORTHEASTERN IS THE NEXT CLOSEST… NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND VERMONT COME IN AT 6 AND 7… THE CATAMOUNTS OPEN THE 2015-16 CAMPAIGN THIS SUNDAY AS THEY FACE MCGILL IN AN EXHIBITION CONTEST… PUCK DROPS AT 2 P.M… THEY START THE REGULAR SEASON OCTOBER 2ND AND 3RD, AT HOME WITH