FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Saint Anselm Hawks have been projected to win the Northeast-10 Ice Hockey Championship by the conference’s head coaches, as the league office released the 2017-18 NE-10 Ice Hockey Preseason Coaches’ Poll today.
For the complete results of this year's poll, please see below.
Saint Anselm claimed the top spot in the poll with a total of 23 points and three of the six available first-place votes. The nine-time NE10 Champions will be looking to return to the top spot, while Saint Michael's received the other three first place nods and finished with 22 points. The Purple Knights advance to the title game last year.
Defending champion Assumption finished third in the voting with 15 points, just narrowly edging out Stonehill, which received 14 points. Southern New Hampshire earned 11 points in the voting, while Franklin Pierce received five.
The 2017-18 season will culminate with the NE10 Championship on Saturday, March 3. The semifinals will take place the previous Saturday, February 24.
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.