MCHA Preseason Poll Picks Adrian

MCHA Preseason Poll Picks Adrian

Adrian College has been selected as the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association's No. 1 hockey team for the fifth-straight season, according to the league's 2012-13 preseason coaches poll released today by the league office.

The Bulldogs received 49 points, garnering all possible first-place votes from the leagues eight head coaches (coaches could not vote for their own team).

They are now 122-18-3 overall after five seasons in the league and have claimed the past five MCHA regular season titles and four Harris Cup crowns in that stretch.

Adrian (20-6-1, 17-2-1 MCHA in 2011-12) won the regular-season title once again a year ago, but had their lock on the Harris Cup lifted by MSOE.

The Raiders (22-7-1, 16-3-1 MCHA), who claimed the 2012 Harris Cup and invitation to the NCAA Tournament with a 3-2 overtime victory in the championship game, placed second in the poll with 42 points and the remaining first-place vote.

Lawrence University (13-11-4, 11-6-3 MCHA) bumps up to third with 34 points, just ahead of Marian University (13-9-4, 12-5-3 MCHA), which finished in fourth place with 28 points.

Concordia University (2-20-3, 2-16-2 MCHA), which finished in eighth place a season ago, has been picked to make the most improvement and ended up in fifth in the poll with 23 points.

Lake Forest (5-22-0, 4-16-0 MCHA), with 22 points, snuck in ahead of Finlandia University (7-18-1, 7-13-0 MCHA), which had 20 points. Northland College (6-16-3, 5-13-2 MCHA) rounded out the poll with eight.

The MCHA enters its 15th season this fall, getting regular season play underway October 20. That evening, Marian University will play host to the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Finlandia University will take on Elliot Lake in an exhibition contest.


MCHA Preseason Coaches Poll
Adrian: 49 points (7 first-place votes)
MSOE: 42 (1 first-place vote)
Lawrence: 34
Marian: 28
Concordia: 23
Lake Forest: 22
Finlandia: 20
Northland: 8

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