Denver a unanimous top pick in NCHC preseason media poll

15 Mar 06 St.Cloud State University hosts The University of Denver in a NCHC matchup at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center Tanner Jaillet  (Denver-36) (Bradley K. Olson)
Tanner Jaillet is back for his senior season at Denver (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

Returning the majority of last season’s national championship team, Denver was unanimously selected by the media as the favorite to capture the 2017-18 Julie and Spencer Penrose Memorial Cup, awarded to the NCHC regular-season champion, for a second straight year as DU topped the 2017-18 NCHC preseason poll, which was released Tuesday.

SchoolPoints (First-place votes)
1. Denver240 (30)
2. St. Cloud State187
3. North Dakota172
4. Minnesota Duluth160
5. Miami104
6. Western Michigan102
7. Omaha83
8. Colorado College32