Massachusetts-Boston chosen to finish first in NEHC men’s coaches poll

 (Jeff Dobbin/Norwich University)
William Pelletier will be a key cog in the Norwich lineup for the 2016-17 season (photo: Jeff Dobbin/Norwich University).

The NEHC released its annual preseason coaches poll for the men’s conference on Thursday.

The poll is compiled based on rankings from the league’s nine head coaches.

Reigning league champions from Massachusetts-Boston were selected to defend their title, receiving four first-place votes. Perennial conference powers Norwich and Babson were selected to finish second and third, receiving two and three first-place votes, respectively.

School (First-place votes)Total points
1. Massachusetts-Boston (4)74
2. Norwich (2)70
3. Babson (3)69
4. Skidmore50
5. New England College47
6. St. Anselm37
7. Castleton28
8. Southern Maine18
9. St. Michael's12