(Northland's NewsCenter) --- The UW-Superior women's hockey team is expected to do well in its final season as a member of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA), as the Yellowjackets were picked to finish second in the league as part of the preseason coaches' poll.
UW-Superior received three first-place votes in the polling, the most of any team other than the six received by this year's preseason favorite UW-River Falls.
St. Scholastica, meanwhile, also received a first-place vote and is expected to finish fourth in the NCHA this season.
The Yellowjackets finished second in the 2011-12 season, posting a (17-8-3) overall record, and the Saints finished fifth with an overall mark of (13-9-5).
Below are listed the full results of the preseason coaches' poll, with a team's respective first-place votes in parentheses.
2012-13 WOMEN'S NCHA PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
1. UW-River Falls (6)
2. UW-Superior (3)
3. Adrian (1)
4. St. Scholastica (1)
5. Lake Forest
6. St. Norbert
7. UW-Stevens Point
8t. UW-Eau Claire