Air Force, CC receive votes in USCHO preseason poll

serratore benchAir Force would be No. 21 and CC No. 27 if the USCHO preseason poll extended past its Top 20. The preseason rankings, which listed defending NCAA champion Minnesota Duluth at No. 1, were announced Monday morning. The Bulldogs received 44 of 50 first-place votes.

AFA received 94 points with CC garnering 23.

The NCHC had all eight teams at least receive votes or be ranked: No. 1 Duluth, No. 6 St. Cloud State, No. 9 Denver, No. 11 North Dakota, No. 19 Western Michigan, CC, Omaha (17), and Miami (2).

That means CC will play eight teams ranked or receiving votes in the preseason poll, including Hockey East foe Maine (18 points), this season.

Air Force will play Denver, Canisius (14 points) and Mercyhurst (11) as well. They may play either WMU or UConn (one) during the second night of the Ice Vegas Invitational depending on semifinal results.CC Hockey vs Wisconsin

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