FRAMINGHAM – The 2018-19 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s ice hockey preseason poll has been released by the conference office.
Framingham State earned six points for seventh place in the poll.
The Rams had just two wins last season, but have a new head hockey coach this season.
In his first year with the team, Matt Siegel netted six goals and seven assists for 13 points and was tied in fifth with teammate Ryan Paul who had five goals and eight assists for freshman scoring in the MASCAC.
Plymouth State, the reigning regular season champions have been picked by the coaches to claim the 2018-19 men’s ice hockey championship. The Panthers earned five of the seven first place votes for 35 points. They finished last season 15-2-1 in the league on their way to the MASCAC regular season title.
Earning the final two first place votes for 31 points is Fitchburg State. The Falcons claimed the 2017-18 MASCAC Tournament Championship and finished the season with an 11-4-3 mark in league action.
Sitting next in third with 27 points is Worcester State. The Lancers were 8-8-2 during MASCAC play last season. Tied in the fourth spot with 18 points are Salem State and UMass Dartmouth. The Vikings had six wins in league action throughout last season.
Rounding out the 2018-19 preseason poll are Westfield State and Framingham State in sixth and seventh, respectively. The Owls claimed 12 points in the poll and tallied eight wins during league action.