Rink and Run blog: UMD picked third in WCHA preseason poll
As far as I know this is the first of the preseason prognostications in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association for 2010-11, done by the College Hockey Blog here. I don’t know much about the College Hockey Blog, but it may not be the definitive word (in the paragraph on UMD it lists Rob Bordson as returning this season).
Also, Inside College Hockey profiles UMD defenseman Brady Lamb here.
The new 12-team league is ranked this way: 1. North Dakota, 2. St. Cloud State, 3. Minnesota Duluth, 4. Colorado College, 5. Bemidji State, 6. Denver, 7. Nebraska-Omaha, 8. Minnesota, 9. Wisconsin, 10. Minnesota State-Mankato, 11. Michigan Tech, 12. Alaska Anchorage.
College Hockey Blog also makes a stab at preseason All-WCHA teams:
Player of the Year – Garrett Roe, St Cloud State
All WCHA 1st team
F – Garrett Roe, St. Cloud State
F – Jason Gregoire, North Dakota
F – Justin Fontaine, Minnesota Duluth
D – Chay Genoway, North Dakota
D – Matt Donovan, Denver
G – Mike Lee, St. Cloud State
F – Jack Connolly, Minnesota Duluth
F – Danny Kristo, North Dakota
F – Brett Olson, Michigan Tech
D – Brady Lamb, Minnesota Duluth
D – Ben Blood, North Dakota
G – Brad Eidsness, North Dakota