Norwich Tabbed As League Favorites In NEHC Women's Ice Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll

MARSHFIELD, Mass. - The New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) has released its annual Preseason Coaches' Poll for women's ice hockey. The poll is compiled based on rankings from the league's nine head coaches.

Reigning NEHC league champions, Norwich University were selected to finish in the top spot this season, receiving all nine first place votes and 81 total points. Suffolk University is slated second with 68 total points while Castleton University rounded out the top three with 59 total points.

Full NEHC Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rank (1st Place Votes) Pts.
1. Norwich University (9) 81
2. Suffolk University 68
3. Castleton University 59
4. University of Massachusetts Boston 56
5. Plymouth State University 43
6. University of Southern Maine 35
7. Johnson & Wales University 31
8. Salem State University 21
9. New England College 11

Teams open the regular season nonconference schedule on the weekend of November 1 with six of nine teams seeing action. League play begins the following Friday (November 8) with all nine members hitting the ice that weekend. All teams will square off against each other twice in the regular season in home-and-home bouts.