Boston College has been chosen to finish in first place in Hockey East in the regular season in both the men’s and women’s divisions, as voted on by the league’s coaches.
According to the Hockey East web site(s), the BC men were selected to finish first in their preseason poll by a total of 115 points, including seven of the 12 first-place votes. The BC women were tabbed to finish first with 64 points, including eight of the nine first-place votes.
The BC men were also picked to finish first in the annual poll of the league's media, according to USCHO.com.
The Eagle men's squad, which went 21-14-3 overall last season and made the NCAA Tournament, opens its 2015-16 season with an exhibition contest against visiting New Brunswick on Oct. 3 at Conte Forum. The Eagle women's team, which opens with an exhibition tomorrow night against visiting Guelph, went 34-3-2 overall a year ago and made the NCAA Frozen Four for the third time in six seasons.
ADDENDUM: It was just announced at USCHO.com and other outlets that the BC men's team will face North Dakota at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Dec. 3, 2016, in the "College Hockey Showdown."