Colgate the top pick in ECAC Hockey preseason coaches’ poll, media poll

Colgate earned seven first-place votes to sit No. 1 in the ECAC Hockey preseason coaches’ poll released on Tuesday.

The Raiders, who last saw themselves at the top of the poll to start the 2006-07 season, also earned 18 first-place votes in the media poll conducted by Ken Schott of the Schenectady Daily Gazette.

Defending national champion Union sits second and took home four first-place votes, while Cornell garnered the other top-spot nod and finished third in the coaches’ poll.

ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Team (First-place votes)Total Points
1. Colgate (7)117
2. Union (4)103
3. Cornell (1)90
4. Yale87
5. Quinnipiac82
6. Dartmouth67
7. Brown61
8. Clarkson58
9. Harvard52
10. Rensselaer40
11. St. Lawrence24
12. Princeton11

ECAC Hockey Preseason Media Poll

Team (First-place votes)Total Points
1. Colgate (18)336
2. Union (11)322
3. Quinnipiac (1)289
4. Cornell263
5. Yale211
6. Dartmouth190
7. Brown162
8. Clarkson161
9. Rensselaer141
10. Harvard129
11. St. Lawrence101
12. Princeton32

Additionally, the league’s coaches chose a preseason ECAC Hockey All-League Team.

Daniel CiampiniFSr.Union
Matthew PecaFSr.Quinnipiac
Jimmy VeseyFJr.Harvard
Gavin BayreutherDSo.St. Lawrence
Joakim RyanDSr.Cornell
Colin StevensGSr.Union