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ECAC announces preseason ice hockey polls

Panthers looking to move up in 2012-13

            CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference has released its 2012-2013 coaches' preseason polls.

Each coach was asked to rank every team in the division in which they compete. Point totals are based on the number of teams on the league.

ECAC Women's East

Norwich swept the 2012-2013 Preseason Coaches' Poll, accumulating all 144 possible points as the projected top team in the ECAC Division III Women's East Hockey League.

Holy Cross earned 127 points, solidifying a 2nd place finish in the poll. Saint Anselm finished 3rd with 116 points while Manhattanville followed close behind in 4th place with 115 points.

2012-13 ECAC Women's East Preseason Poll:

  1. Norwich - 144
  2. Holy Cross - 127
  3. Saint Anselm - 116
  4. Manhattanville - 115
  5. Salve Regina - 81
  6. Castleton -76
  7. New England College – 73
  8. UMass Boston – 66
  9. Southern Maine – 57
  10. Nichols – 29
  11. Plymouth State – 28
  12. Saint Michael's – 24

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