Sept. 24, 2013
BOSTON, Mass. -
The Providence College men’s hockey team was picked to finish fifth in the Hockey East Preseason Coaches’ Poll it was announced on Tuesday (Sept. 24) at the League’s annual media day at the TD Garden.
Fifth place is the highest the Friars have been picked in the annual preseason coaches’ poll since they were also predicted to place fifth prior to the 2002-03 season (when Hockey East consisted of nine teams).
Last season, the Friars tied for third in the regular season standings and won a home ice playoff series against New Hampshire, two games to one, to advance to the semifinals of the Hockey East Championship for the second consecutive season.
Also announced on Tuesday, the Friars were picked to finish fourth in the Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association preseason poll.
Providence, which is ranked 15th in the national USA Today/USAHM preseason poll, will celebrate the grand reopening of the newly renovated Schneider Arena this Friday evening (Sept. 27).
The Friars then open the 2013-14 season with a pair of home games against 14th-ranked Minnesota State at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12.
Hockey East Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rk. Team (FPV) -- Pts.
1. UMass-Lowell (7) -- 104
1. Boston College (4) 104
3. New Hampshire -- 84
3. Notre Dame -- 84
5. Providence -- 79
6. Boston University -- 67
7. Merrimack -- 54
8. Maine -- 45
9. Vermont -- 34
10. Massachusetts -- 32
11. Northeastern -- 28
Hockey East Writers & Broadcasters Association Preseason Poll
2. Boston College
3. Notre Dame
5. New Hampshire
6. Boston University
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