BU picked 3rd in preseason Hockey East media poll

The Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association released the results of its media poll Sunday afternoon, which included its preseason conference rankings and all-conference team. The Boston University men’s hockey team was selected to finish third in Hockey East, with two first-place votes.

Votes were placed by print and broadcast media covering each of the 12 Hockey East schools, in addition to regional and national media.

Here are the complete poll results:

1. Providence College (26 first-place votes) — 414
2. Boston College (8) — 399
3. BU (2) — 309
4. Northeastern University — 305
5. University of Massachusetts-Lowell — 267
6. University of Maine — 256
7. (tie) University of Notre Dame — 231
7. (tie) University of Vermont — 231
9. University of New Hampshire — 171
10. Merrimack — 97
11. University of Massachusetts — 80
12. University of Connecticut — 48

F Ross Mauermann (Providence)
F Kevin Roy (Northeastern)
F Devin Shore (Maine)
D Ben Hutton (Maine)
D Michael Matheson (BC)
G Jon Gillies (Providence)

The three of us each picked BU to finish fourth, with Providence, BC and Northeastern as our top three, respectively. However, we did disagree on our All-Hockey East team picks. You can check out our selections at the bottom of this post.

On Monday, we’ll be at TD Garden for Hockey East Media Day. We’ll livetweet updates over at @BOShockeyblog, and we’ll be sure to let you all know about any important news here.

Andrew’s picks:
F Kevin Roy, Northeastern
F Devin Shore, Maine
F Ross Mauermann, Providence
D Matt Grzelcyk, BU
D Michael Matheson, BC
G Jon Gillies, Providence

Conor’s picks:
F Kevin Roy, Northeastern
F Devin Shore, Maine
F Ross Mauermann, Providence
D Ben Hutton, Maine
D Michael Matheson, BC
G Jon Gillies, Providence

Sarah’s picks:
F Kevin Roy, Northeastern
F Devin Shore, Maine
F Mario Puskarich, Vermont
D Ben Hutton, Maine
D Steve Santini, BC
G Jon Gillies, Providence

2 thoughts on “BU picked 3rd in preseason Hockey East media poll

  1. Wow, a third place prediction is pretty good considering last year’s debacle. I would take third in the league in the second year of a new regime.

  2. After watching Jack Eichel play at the All-American Prospects game on Thursday evening, I can easily see BU finishing third … or even higher. He’s that much of a difference-maker. Besides, the team is loaded with returning players who are extremely talented.

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