The State University of New York Athletic Conference sent out a press release yesterday concerning the results of the annual preseason coaches' poll. Plattie was selected as "the team-to-beat", which I'll have to agree with. They were awesome last year.
Our Golden Eagles were ranked barely no better than Morrsiville. I think Brockport's a lot better than that (maybe even sixth) as you'll read in my season preview in a few days. Here's the news release...
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 15, 2007
Contact: Megan McLaughlin, SUNYAC Publicist
NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP TOP PRESEASON HOCKEY POLL
FREDONIA, N.Y. – The 2007-08 NCAA Division III runners-up, the Plattsburgh Cardinals, have been ranked first in the State University of New York Athletic Conference’s preseason ice hockey poll. At the vote’s conclusion, Plattsburgh had 63 points, including seven first-place votes.
Plattsburgh was the 2007-08 SUNYAC regular season champion, finishing with a 14-2 conference record. They beat the defending National Champs, Oswego, 4-3 in the conference finals. The Cardinals fell to St. Norbert in the championship game of the Frozen Four.
Oswego is ranked second in the preseason poll with 58 points and two first-place votes. The Lakers finished second in the 2007-08 regular season at 13-2-1. Potsdam, which was fourth during the regular season in 07-08 with a 6-7-3 record, finished third in the poll.
The conference schedule begins on Oct. 31.
1. Plattsburgh 63
2. Oswego 58
3. Potsdam 48
4. Fredonia 44
5. Geneseo 32
6. Cortland 29
7. Buffalo State 26
8. Brockport 12
9. Morrisville * 11
* Ineligible for SUNYAC postseason play