Men's Hockey Ranked 14th In USCHO.com Preseason Poll

Steven Shamanski and the Friars open the season with a two-game series against No. 14/11 Minnesota State.

Steven Shamanski and the Friars open the season with a two-game series against No. 14/11 Minnesota State.

Sept. 30, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

It was announced today (Sept. 30) that the Providence College men’s hockey team has been ranked 14th in the USCHO.com preseason poll.

The Friars are one of six Hockey East teams ranked in USCHO.com’s preseason top-20, joining UMass-Lowell (1), Boston College (4), Notre Dame (8), New Hampshire (13) and Boston University (19). In addition to two games versus each of those Hockey East opponents, the Friars will also play two games against Miami (2) and Minnesota State (11) as well as a single game at Quinnipiac (10) for 15 total games against preseason top-20 teams.  

Providence, which was ranked 15th in the USA Today/USAHM preseason poll (Sept. 23), will open the 2013-14 season with a pair of 7:00 p.m. home games against No. 14/11 Minnesota State on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 at newly renovated Schneider Arena.

Tickets are still available for the home opening weekend and are just $5. Order online at friars.com/tickets or by calling the Providence College ticket office at 401-865-GOPC.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll | September 30, 2013

Rank) Team (First Place Votes) – Points
1) Massachusetts-Lowell (19) -- 844
2) Miami  (14) -- 837
3) Wisconsin  ( 2) -- 740
4) Boston College -- 728
5) Minnesota ( 1) -- 660
6) Yale ( 8) -- 644
7) North Dakota                -- 636
8) Notre Dame -- 575
9) St. Cloud State -- 513
10) Quinnipiac ( 1) -- 419
11) Michigan -- 417
11) Minnesota State -- 417
13) New Hampshire -- 354
14) Providence  -- 271
15) Rensselaer -- 266
16) Union -- 258
17) Denver -- 241
18) Western Michigan -- 117
19) Boston University -- 113
20) Niagara -- 94
Others receiving votes: Cornell 80, Ferris State 67, Harvard 18, Minnesota-Duluth 18, Nebraska-Omaha 16, Air Force 14, Michigan Tech 14, Canisius 12, Colorado College 11, Ohio State 11, Alaska 10, Mercyhurst 10, Michigan State 6, Rochester Institute of Technology 5, Bowling Green 4, Brown 4, Dartmouth 2, Merrimack 2, Robert Morris 2.


 

 

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