UND, which finished second in the league last season and advanced to its fourth consecutive NCAA Frozen Four, received two first-place votes and is projected to finish behind only defending MacNaughton Cup champion Colorado College. The Tigers received the remaining eight first-place votes.
The poll also revealed that UND freshman forward Jason Gregoire was voted the league’s preseason co-rookie of the year. Gregoire and Minnesota Duluth forward Jack Connolly each received three votes to tie for the honor.
Gregoire, a native of
The Fighting Sioux take to the ice for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 5, when they host the
Player of the Year: Richard Bachman, G,
Rookie of the Year (tie): Jason Gregoire, F, UND & Jack Connolly, F, Minnesota Duluth