Providence Ranked First In Hockey East Media, Coaches Polls For 2014-15

BcN8UgFCQAADEEJBOSTON — Providence topped both the media and coaches polls for the 2014-2015 Hockey East season.

The Friars received the overwhelming majority of first-place votes in both polls, earning seven of 12 in the league’s coaches poll and 26 of 36 in the poll voted on by the Hockey East Writers & Broadcasters Association.

This is how the teams stacked up in the voting for both polls.

Coaches poll
1. Providence
2. Boston College
3. Notre Dame
4. Northeastern
5. New Hampshire
6. Boston University
7. UMass-Lowell
8. Vermont
9. Maine
10. Merrimack
11. UMass
12. UConn

Media poll
1. Providence
2. Boston College
3. Boston University
4. Northeastern
5. UMass-Lowell
6. Maine
7. Notre Dame & Vermont (tie)
9. New Hamsphire
10. Merrimack
11. UMass
12. UConn

The preseason All Hockey-East team also was picked by the media and is as follows.
F Ross Mauermann (Senior, Providence)
F Kevin Roy (Junior, Northeastern)
F Devin Shore (Junior, Maine)
D Ben Hutton (Junior, Maine)
D Michael Matheson (Junior, Boston College)
G Jon Gillies (Junior, Providence)

NESN’s Nick Goss and Tom Caron participated in the media poll. Here’s how they voted:

Nick Goss
Team Predictions
1. Boston College
2. Providence
3. Boston University
4. Northeastern
5. Maine
6. UMass-Lowell
7. Vermont
8. Notre Dame
9. Merrimack
10. New Hampshire
11. UMass
12. UConn

All-Hockey East Team: F Jack Eichel (BU), F Kevin Roy (NU), F Devin Shore (Maine). D Matt Grzelcyk (BU), D Michael Matheson (BC), G Jon Gillies (PC)

Tom Caron
Team Predictions
1.  Boston College
2.  Notre Dame
3.  UMass-Lowell
4.  Providence
5.  Maine
6.  Vermont
7.  New Hampshire
8.  Northeastern
9.  Boston University
10. UMass
11. Merrimack
12. UConn

All-Hockey East Team: F Devin Shore (Maine), F Kevin Roy (NU), F Vince Hinostroza, (ND), D Ben Hutton (Maine), D Zack Kamrass (UML), G Thatcher Demko (BC)

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