Mavericks Picked Eighth In WCHA Poll

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Coaches of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association are picking Minnesota to repeat as the regular-season champion.

The Gophers received 11 of 12 first-place votes in the annual Grand Forks Herald preseason coaches' poll. North Dakota, last year's WCHA playoff champion, got the other first-place vote and finished second in the poll.

The rest of the top five is Denver, St. Cloud State and Wisconsin. Minnesota-Duluth is sixth in the poll, followed by Colorado College, Nebraska Omaha, Michigan Tech, Minnesota-Mankato, Bemidji State and Alaska-Anchorage.

The Mavericks open the 2012-13 season October 12th in Kansas City against Army. UNO faces Lethbridge in an exhibition game Monday night at the CenturyLink Center.

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