Hockey East media pick Boston College to win 2015-16 conference title

New Hampshire forward Tyler Kelleher was named to the Hockey East media preseason All-Conference Team (photo: Melissa Wade).

Boston College was selected by the Hockey East media to win the league’s regular-season title for 2015-16 in the sixth annual poll of the Hockey East Writers & Broadcasters Association.

The Eagles received 20 of a possible 35 first-place votes and five teams in all were named on ballots for first place.

Last year’s regular season and tournament champion, Boston University, finished second in the balloting and was chosen for first on seven of 35 ballots.

The media also selected a preseason All-Hockey East Team.

Ballots were received from print and broadcast media covering the 12 league schools, as well as from regional and national media.

The official Hockey East preseason coaches’ poll will be released on Sept. 21 at the league’s annual preseason luncheon in Boston.


School (First-place votes)Points
1. Boston College (20)397
2. Boston University (7)374
3. Massachusetts-Lowell (5)344
4. Providence (2)328
5. Notre Dame (1)250
6. Vermont237
7. Northeastern217
8. New Hampshire187
9. Connecticut142
10. Merrimack119
11. Maine87
12. Massachusetts48


Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Tyler KelleherFJr.New Hampshire
Danny O'ReganFSr.Boston University
Kevin RoyFSr.Northeastern
Alex TuchFSo.Boston College
Matt GrzelcykDSr.Boston University
Ian McCoshenDJr.Boston College
Thatcher DemkoGJr.Boston College