The University of Maine men's ice hockey team was selected 12th in the Hockey East Coaches Poll today at Media Day.  Boston University was the top team in the conference with 10 first place votes.

The Black Bears finished with 30 votes overall in the poll and will try to improve on their 8-24-6 overall mark from a year ago in which the team finished conference play in 11th place.  After BU in the poll, Northeastern, Notre Dame, UMass Lowell, and Providence wrapped up the top five.

UMaine will begin its season this Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. when the Black Bears host St. Francis Xavier for a single game at Alfond Arena.  Conference play will begin on November 4th when the team plays Boston College at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.


Team (1st Place Votes) Pts.
1. Boston University (10) 130
T-2. Northeastern (1) 108
T-2. Notre Dame 108
4. UMass Lowell (1) 105
5. Providence 98
6. Boston College 91
7. UConn 63
8. Vermont 57
9. Merrimack 53
10. New Hampshire 49
11. Massachusetts 32
12. Maine 30


Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association Poll

  1. Boston University
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Boston College
  4. UMass-Lowell
  5. Northeastern
  6. Providence
  7. Connecticut
  8. Merrimack
  9. Vermont
  10. New Hampshire
  11. Maine
  12. UMass-Amherst