UMD Women 8th in Preseason USCHO Poll

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UMD Women 8th in Preseason USCHO Poll

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 6:02 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) women's hockey team is ranked eighth in the preseason U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) poll, it was announced on Monday.

The Bulldogs finished last season with a (21-14-1) overall record but narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Division I tournament.

The University of Minnesota is ranked first in the USCHO poll, receiving all 15 first-place votes as the Golden Gophers are set to defend a 2012 NCAA Division I championship.

Second-ranked Wisconsin and fifth-ranked North Dakota are the other two Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) teams in the top 10 to start the 2012-13 season.

The Bulldogs open the year with exhibition games on September 28 and 29 against the Minnesota Whitecaps, with those games set to be played at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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