Yesterday the WCHA released the Coaches and Media poll. Both had the Huskies picked to finish third behind the two Minnesota schools. Minnesota State was chosen first by nine coaches and 12 of the 14 media members polled. Michigan Tech did receive a first place vote in the Media Poll. Our very own Tim Braun was a voter in this year’s poll Media Poll organized by UAHHockey.com.

WCHA Coaches Poll WCHA Media Poll THG’s Ballot (Tim Braun)
1 Minnesota State (9) 90 1 Minnesota State (12) 137 1 Minnesota State
2 Bemidji State (1) 81 2 Bemidji State 115 2 Bowling Green
3 Michigan Tech 70 3 Michigan Tech (1) 110 3 Michigan Tech
4 Bowling Green 67 4 Bowling Green (1) 108 4 Bemidji State
5 Ferris State 59 5 Ferris State 81 5 Ferris State
6 Lake Superior State 51 6 Lake Superior State 62 6 Northern Michigan
7 Northern Michigan 40 7 Northern Michigan 59 7 Lake Superior State
8 Alaska 35 8 Alaska 43 8 Alaska
9 Alabama Huntsville 29 9 Alabama Huntsville 36 9 Alabama Huntsville
10 Alaska Anchorage 18 10 Alaska Anchorage 19 10 Alaska Anchorage

Six Huskies players received votes by the coaches or media for WCHA honors. Mark Auk was selected by the Coaches for the All-WCHA Team while Auk, Joel L’Esperance and Mitch Reinke were all chosen for the Media Preseason All-WCHA Second Team with Gavin Gould also receiving a vote. The Huskies season begins this Sunday as they take part in the 2017 Hall of Fame Game in Madison versus the Wisconsin Badgers. Stay tuned this week for more previews from Tech Hockey Guide as we continue to ramp up coverage for the 2017-2018 season.