Women’s and Men’s Hockies Picked Ninth in Preseason Coaches’ Polls

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of Vermont women’s hockey team was picked to finish ninth in the 2003-04 ECAC Women’s Hockey Preseason Poll, the conference announced Monday.

Vermont, which begins its third season of Division I hockey this year, garnered 18 points. The Catamounts picked up their first Division I victory last season with a 3-2 overtime win at Boston College and return five of its top six scorers from a year ago.

Vermont hit the ice officially for the first time this year on Monday. UVM’s home opener is scheduled for October 18th versus Providence at 2:00pm at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

2003-04 ECAC Preseason Women’s Hockey Coaches’ Poll:1. Dartmouth (5) 77; 2. Harvard (2) 72; 3. St. Lawrence (2) 68; 4. Princeton 55; 5. Brown 53; 6. Yale 39; 7. Colgate 32; 8. Cornell 27; 9. Vermont 18; 10. Union 9.

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of Vermont men’s ice hockey team has been picked to finish ninth in the ECAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the ECAC announced Monday.

The Catamounts, coming off a 13-20-3 season that saw them advance into the second round of the conference tournament for the second time in three years, open the season under new head coach Kevin Sneddon at home on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3:00pm against Boston College.2003-04 ECAC Preseason Men’s Hockey Coach’s Poll :

1. Harvard (120) 2. Cornell (107) 3. Dartmouth (97) 4. Brown (86) 5. Clarkson (76) 6. Yale (62) 7. St. Lawrence (90?) 8. Colgate (52) 9. Vermont (48) 10. Rensselaer (37) 11. Union (25) 12. Princeton (19)