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Seventh-ranked UND hosts Manitoba in exhibition action on Sunday.
UND picked seventh in USCHO.com national poll
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Updated: Monday 09/30/2013 14:59:33 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota make its 2013-14 season debut this week and will do so ranked No. 7 in the USCHO.com Division I men’s hockey poll, which was released earlier today.

UND received 575 voting points, trailing only second-ranked Miami (837) among National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) teams. Massachusetts-Lowell received 19 first place votes and topped the preseason poll ahead of Miami, Wisconsin, Boston College, Minnesota, Yale and UND.

Earlier this month, UND was ranked sixth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll

UND, entering its 10th season under head coach Dave Hakstol, returns 18 letterwinners from last year’s team that went 22-13-7 (14-7-7 WCHA) and advanced to the NCAA West Region championship game. UND joins the new NCHC having won a league-record 15 Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular season titles, as well as an additional 11 WCHA playoff titles.

UND opens the 2013-14 season on Sunday with a home exhibition game against Manitoba. The regular season begins Oct. 11-12 against non-conference opponent Vermont and UND makes its NCHC debut Oct. 18-19 at Miami.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                                                    
                                                       
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts.                                                
1. Massachusetts-Lowell (19) 0-0-0 844                                                
2. Miami (14) 0-0-0 837                                                
3. Wisconsin (2) 0-0-0 740                                                
4. Boston College 0-0-0 728                                                
5. Minnesota (1) 0-0-0 660                                                
6. Yale (8) 0-0-0 644                                                
7. North Dakota 0-0-0 575                                                
8. Notre Dame 0-0-0 575                                                
9. St. Cloud State 0-0-0 513                                                
10. Quinnipiac (1) 0-0-0 419                                                
11. Michigan 0-0-0 417                                                
  Minnesota State 0-0-0 417                                                
13. New Hampshire 0-0-0 417                                                
14. Providence 0-0-0 271                                                
15. Rensselaer 0-0-0 266                                                
16. Union 0-0-0 258                                                
17. Denver 0-0-0 241                                                
18. Western Michigan 0-0-0 117                                                
19. Boston University 0-0-0 113                                                
20. Niagara 0-0-0 94                                                
                                                       

Others Receiving Votes: Cornell 80, Ferris State 67, Harvard 18,
Minnesota Duluth 18, Nebraska Omaha 16, Air Force 14, Michigan Tech 14,
Canisius 12, Colorado College 11, Ohio State 11, Alaska 10, Mercyhurst 10,
Michigan State 6, RIT 5, Bowling Green 4, Brown 4, Dartmouth 2, Merrimack 2,
Robert Morris 2.

       

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