Falcons Picked to Finish 2nd, 3rd; Baylis Recognized

By September 22, 2015Other News

On Monday the WCHA released the results of their preseason coach and media polls for the 2015-2016 season.

Coach’s Poll

RankingTeam (First Place Votes)Points
1Minnesota State (8)89
2Bowling Green (1)79
3Michigan Tech (1)78
4Bemidji State61
5Alaska55
6Ferris State51
7Northern Michigan49
8Alabama-Huntsville29
9Alaska-Anchorage27
10Lake Superior22

Media Poll

RankingTeam (First Place Votes)Points
1Minnesota State (12)265
2Michigan Tech (9)263
3Bowling Green (8)250
4Bemidji State184
5Alaska164
6Ferris State142
7Northern Michigan138
8Alabama-Huntsville88
9Lake Superior54
10Alaska-Anchorage47

Teams received 10 points for a first place vote, 9 points for a second place, etc.

Preseason Player of the Year

Coach’s: Tyler Morley, UAF Senior Forward (7 votes)

Also received votes: Bryce Gervais, sr. forward, Minnesota State (2); Alex Petan, sr. forward, Michigan Tech (1)

Media: Bryce Gervais, MSU Senior Forward (9)

Also received votes: Alex Petan, Sr., F, Michigan Tech (8 votes); Tyler Morley, Sr., F, Alaska (7); Jamie Phillips, Sr., G, Michigan Tech (1); Carmine Guerriero, Jr., G, Alabama-Huntsville (1); Brad McClure, So., F, Minnesota State (1).

Preseason Rookie of the Year

Coach’s: Corey Mackin, FSU Forward (6 votes)

Also received votes: Stephen Baylis, forward, Bowling Green (2); Max Coatta, forward, Minnesota State (1); Mitch Hults, forward, Lake Superior State.

Media: Stephen Baylis, BGSU Forward (5 votes)

Also received votes: Corey Mackin, Fr., F, Ferris State (4); Jake Jackson, Fr., F, Michigan Tech (2); Troy Loggins, Fr., F, Northern Michigan (2); Brett Boeing, Fr., F, Michigan Tech (1); Dillon Eichstadt, Fr., D, Bemidji State (1); Owen Headrick, Fr., D, Lake Superior State (1); Jetlan Houcher, Fr., F, Alabama-Huntsville (1); Nikolas Koberstein, Fr., D, Alaska (1); Jake Lucchini, Fr., F, Michigan Tech (1); Chandler Madry, Fr., F, Minnesota State (1); Jimmy Mullin, Sr. (Transfer), F, Minnesota State (1); Anthony Nellis, Fr., F, Lake Superior State (1); Chad Staley, Fr., F, Alaska (1).

Preseason Coach’s All-WCHA Team

PositionPlayerTeam
ForwardTyler Morley (Senior)Alaska
ForwardBryce Gervais (Senior)Minnesota State
ForwardAlex Petan (Senior)Michigan Tech
DefensemanShane Hanna (Junior)Michigan Tech
DefensemanCasey Nelson (Junior)Minnesota State
GoaltenderJamie Phillips (Senior)Michigan Tech

Also received votes: Forwards—Brandon Hawkins, so., Bowling Green. Defensemen—Mark Friedman, so., Bowling Green; Brock Maschmeyer, jr., Northern Michigan. Goaltenders—Carmine Guerriero, jr., Alabama Huntsville; Olivier Mantha, so., Alaska Anchorage; Mathias Dahlstrom, jr., Northern Michigan; Michael Bitzer, so., Bemidji State.

Preseason Media All-WCHA Team

PositionPlayerTeam
ForwardAlex Petan (Senior)Michigan Tech
ForwardBryce Gervais (Senior)Minnesota State
ForwardTyler Morley (Senior)Alaska
DefensemanCasey Nelson (Junior)Minnesota State
DefensemanShane Hanna (Junior)Michigan Tech
GoaltenderJamie Phillips (Senior)Michigan Tech

Also received votes: Goaltender — Michael Bitzer, So., Bemidji State; Carmine Guerriero, Jr., Alabama-Huntsville; Mathias Dahlstrom, Jr., Northern Michigan.
Defensemen — Mark Friedman, So., Bowling Green; Brock Maschmeyer, Jr., Northern Michigan; Matt Roy, So., Michigan Tech; Sean Walker, Jr., Bowling Green; Cliff Watson, Jr., Michigan Tech.
Forwards — Marcus Basara, Jr., Alaska; Teddy Blueger, Sr., Minnesota State; CJ Franklin, So., Minnesota State; Malcolm Gould, Sr., Michigan Tech; Brendan Harms, Jr., Bemidji State; Brandon Hawkins, So., Bowling Green; Brad McClure, So., Minnesota State; Max McHugh, So., Alabama Huntsville; Matt Robertson, Sr. Ferris State; Blake Tatchell, Sr., Alaska Anchorage

Media Poll Participants

Justin Bradford, Penalty Box Radio (102.5 FM Nashville); Michael Caples, Michigan Hockey Magazine; Bruce Cech, Alaska radio play-by-play; Brad Coccimiglio, SooToday.com; Dave Danis, Northern Michigan radio play-by-play; Chris Dilks, SB Nation College Hockey; Erik Drygas, Alaska radio color commentary; Drew Evans, BGSUHockey.com; Shane Frederick, Mankato Free Press; Patten Fuqua Penalty Box Radio (102.5 FM Nashville); Kevin Gordon, BGSUHockey.com; Jack Hittinger, The Bemidji Pioneer; Daver Karnosky, Houghton Daily Mining Gazette; Kevin Kurtt, Let’s Play Hockey Magazine; Geof Morris, UAHHockey.com; Michael Napier, UAHHockey.com; Tim O’Donnell, Fairbanks Daily News Miner; Justin Prince, Lakeland Public TV sports director; Rob Roos, Sault Ste. Marie Evening News; Jared Shafran, Ferris State radio play-by-play; George Sipple, Detroit Free Press; Ryan Steig, Marquette Daily Mining Journal; Mike Sullivan, Minnesota State radio play-by-play; Scott Theisen, WAFF-TV Huntsville; David Tuttle, Alaska-Anchorage radio play-by-play; John Wagner, Toledo Blade; Scott Williams, Lakeland Sports & KBUN Bemidji; Ryan Zuke, Big Rapids Pioneer.

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.

  • dereksouvenier

    I thought I heard that Baylis can’t play right away. Is this true? and why?

  • BGSUHockey.com

    The NCAA determined he took part in some Major Junior exhibition games.

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