Defending champion St. Thomas is picked to repeat by MIAC coaches in the
league’s 2002-2003 pre-season poll.
The Tommies received seven of nine first-place votes, with the other two going to last year’s runner-up, Gustavus Adolphus. The Golden Gusties lost to St. Thomas in overtime of the MIAC championship game last season.
Not much is expected to change from last season to this one, according to the poll. The team order in the pre-season poll matches exactly the final standings from last season.
MIAC Men’s Hockey Preseason Coaches Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses)
1. St. Thomas (7)
2. Gustavus Adolphus(2)
4. Saint John’s
6. Saint Mary’s
8. St. Olaf