College Hockey:
Media, Coaches See Yale as Tops in ECAC Hockey

Two-time defending ECAC Hockey champion Yale is the pick of both league coaches and media to finish atop the standings in 2010-11.

The Bulldogs got 11 of the 12 first-place votes from coaches and 25 of the 30 votes in the media poll, conducted through the ECAC Hockey Writers and Broadcasters Association.

Cornell, Union and Rensselaer filled out the top four in the coaches poll, with Colgate replacing Rensselaer in the top four of the media poll.

The full polls follow:

Coaches Poll

Team (first-place votes)  Points
1. Yale (11) 121
2. Cornell (1) 92
3. Union 86
4. Rensselaer 79
5. Colgate 69
6. Dartmouth 67
7. Harvard 62
8. Quinnipiac 54
9. St. Lawrence 52
10. Princeton 43
11. Brown 34
12. Clarkson 33

Media Poll

Team (first-place votes)  Points
1. Yale (25) 354
2. Cornell (2) 288
3. Union (1) 276
4. Colgate (2) 263
5. Rensselaer 211
6. Dartmouth 188
7. St. Lawrence 172
8. Quinnipiac 142
9. Princeton 135
10. Harvard 120
11. Brown 118
12. Clarkson 82

A pair of Rensselaer players were named to the coaches’ preseason all-league team.

Engineers goaltender Allen York and forward Chase Polacek joined defensemen George Hughes of St. Lawrence and Evan Stephens of Dartmouth and forwards Broc Little of Yale and Austin Smith of Colgate on the team.

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