BU picked third in Hockey East media poll

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff

The Boston University men’s hockey team has been selected to finish third in Hockey East, according to a preseason Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association poll released Sunday. Members of the media who cover the conference’s ten teams in various capacities voted.

The only teams picked to finish ahead of the Terriers were defending national champions Boston College (21 first-place votes) and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (three first-place votes). Maine, picked to finish sixth, received the other first-place vote.

Additionally, juniors forward Matt Nieto and defenseman Garrett Noonan were selected to the preseason All-Hockey East team. Last year, the then-sophomores recorded 42 and 27 points, respectively, each contributing 16 goals.

The full results of the poll can be found here.