UND picked 3rd in NCHC poll

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UND is picked to finish third in the 2017-18 National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Preseason Poll, released by the league office. The poll was conducted by 30 media members covering all eight conference schools.

The Fighting Hawks went 21-16-3 overall last season and finished fourth in the NCHC with an 11-12-1-1 conference record. UND returns 18 letterwinners from that team.

Defending national champion Denver is the unanimous preseason favorite to win a second straight NCHC title.

The Fighting Hawks will make their 2017-18 debut on Sept. 30 with a home exhibition game against the University of Manitoba. The regular season opens the following weekend with a two-game, non-conference series at Alaska Anchorage.

2017-18 NCHC Preseason Poll:
1. Denver – 240 points (30 first-place votes)

2. St. Cloud State – 187

3. North Dakota – 172

4. Minnesota Duluth – 160

5. Miami – 104

6. Western Michigan – 102

7. Omaha – 83

8. Colorado College – 32

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