Bowling Green favored in WCHA coaches, media polls; Ferris State’s Mayhew preseason player of the year

Gerald Mayhew posted 16 goals and 41 points in 41 games during the 2015-16 season for Ferris State (photo: Michael Dubicki).

On Tuesday, the WCHA announced the results of its coaches and media preseason polls, in addition to preseason All-WCHA Teams, preseason Player of the Year and preseason Rookies of the Year.

Bowling Green took the top spot in both polls, while Ferris State’s Gerald Mayhew was tabbed preseason Player of the Year in both.

Minnesota State forward Parker Tuomie took top rookie honors from the coaches and Ferris State defenseman Cameron Clarke was honored by the media.

WCHA Coaches Poll

School (First-place votes)Total points
1. Bowling Green (8)89
2. Michigan Tech (2)79
3. Minnesota State71
4. Ferris State70
5. Northern Michigan54
6. Bemidji State48
7. Lake Superior State44
8. Alaska-Anchorage29
9. Alabama-Huntsville23
10. Alaska21

WCHA Media Poll

School (First-place votes)Total points
1. Bowling Green (15)251
2. Michigan Tech (6)239
3. Minnesota State (5)236
4. Ferris State (2)218
5. Northern Michigan161
6. Bemidji State144
7. Lake Superior State106
8. Alaska68
9. Alabama-Huntsville66
10. Alaska-Anchorage50

In addition, both the coaches and media selected preseason All-WCHA Teams.

Coaches All-WCHA Team

PlayerPositionClassSchool
Gerald MayhewFSr.Ferris State
Dominik ShineFSr.Northern Michigan
Brandon HawkinsFJr.Bowling Green
Corey MackinFSo.Ferris State
Mark FriedmanDJr.Bowling Green
Matt RoyDJr.Michigan Tech
Chris NellGJr.Bowling Green

Media All-WCHA Team

PlayerPositionClassSchool
Gerald MayhewFSr.Ferris State
Dominik ShineFSr.Northern Michigan
Tyler HeinonenFSr.Michigan Tech
Mark FriedmanDJr.Bowling Green
Matt RoyDJr.Michigan Tech
Chris NellGJr.Bowling Green

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