WCHA Media Poll: How We Voted

By September 29, 2014Opinion

The WCHA released their 2014-2015 coaches and media preseason poll earlier today. We’ve compiled how the staff here at BGSUHockey.com voted. There are a couple interesting tidbits to point out:

– Drew and Kevin voted for the exact same WCHA standings, including placing the Falcons at #2.
– All three selected Mark Friedman as their WCHA Newcomer of the Year.
– While Ryan and Kevin chose C.J. Motte to their all-WCHA list, Drew chose Cole Huggins from Minnesota State.
– The Player of the Year voting features three different players.
– Ryan features zero Falcons on his all-WCHA team and placed them at #4. He has jokingly deemed himself the “BG hater.”

Kevin Gordon, Feature Writer

Team Poll
1) Minnesota State
2) Bowling Green
3) Ferris State
4) Michigan Tech
5) Alaska-Anchorage
6) Alaska
7) Bemidji State
8) Northern Michigan
9) Lake Superior
10) Alabama-Huntsville

All-WCHA
F – Matt Leitner, Minnesota State
F – Jean-Paul LaFontaine, Minnesota State
F – Adam Berkle/Dan DeSalvo, Bowling Green
D – Colton Parayko, Alaska
D – Zach Palmquist, Minnesota State
G – C.J. Motte, Ferris State

Player of the Year — C.J. Motte, Ferris State
Newcomer of the Year — Mark Friedman, Bowling Green

Ryan Satkowiak, Feature Writer

Team Poll
1) Ferris State
2) Minnesota State
3) Michigan Tech
4) Bowling Green
5) Alaska
6) Bemidji State
7) Northern Michigan
8) Alaska-Anchorage
9) Lake Superior
10) Alabama-Huntsville

All-WCHA
F – Matt Leitner, Minnesota State
F – Tyler Morley, Alaska
F – Alex Globke, Lake Superior
D – Colton Parayko, Alaska
D – Shane Hanna, Michigan Tech
G – C.J. Motte, Ferris State

Player of the Year: Tyler Morley, Alaska
Newcomer of the Year: Mark Friedman, Bowling Green

Drew Evans, Co-Founder/Editor

Team Poll
1) Minnesota State
2) Bowling Green
3) Ferris State
4) Michigan Tech
5) Alaska-Anchorage
6) Alaska
7) Bemidji State
8) Northern Michigan
9) Lake Superior
10) Alabama-Huntsville

All-WCHA
F – Matt Leitner, Minnesota State
F – Dan DeSalvo, Bowling Green
F – Alex Petan, Michigan Tech
D – Colton Parayko, Alaska
D – Zach Palmquist, Minnesota State
G – Cole Huggins, Minnesota State

Player of the Year: Matt Leitner, Minnesota State
Newcomer of the Year: Mark Friedman, Bowling Green

Thanks to Jack Hittinger of the Bemidji Pioneer for organizing this year’s media poll again.

Drew Evans

About Drew Evans

Drew is a co-founder and the editor for BGSUHockey.com. When he's not in the press box he makes (legal) drugs at a northwest Ohio compounding pharmacy. Drew is entering his eighth season covering Falcon hockey and has been a fan of the program since his time as a student beginning in 2003. He can be reached on Twitter @BGSUHockeySite and by e-mail at Drew@bgsuhockey.com.

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