Huskies hockey debuts at 15 in USCHO.com poll

Huskies hockey debuts at 15 in USCHO.com poll

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech hockey team will open the season ranked No. 15 nationally by USCHO.com, which released its annual preseason poll today (Sept. 28).

The Huskies won 29 games in 2014-15 and returned to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 34 years. Tech, which started last season 10-0-0 and was ranked No. 1 on Nov. 17, earned a spot in 21 straight polls before finishing the season at No. 9.

Six programs on Tech’s 2015-16 schedule were either ranked or received votes, including WCHA foes Minnesota State (No. 6), Bowling Green (No. 16), Ferris State (RV), Bemidji State (RV) and Alaska (RV).

Michigan Tech opens its season Oct. 9-10 with an exhibition series against Laurentian in Houghton. The Huskies will play an intrasquad game Saturday (Oct. 3) at 6 p.m. and host Skate with the Huskies at the conclusion of the contest.