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|
|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.
Tim is a 2004 graduate of Michigan Tech. He is a co-founder of both Mitch’s Misfits and Tech Hockey Guide. With recent additions to the staff, Tim is again able to focus on his passion, recruiting. He currently works as an environmental engineer and resides in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area.