Bowling Green picked to finish first in coaches, media polls

By September 20, 2016Other News

The Falcons will start the 2016-2017 season as the preseason favorites in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Bowling Green finished first in the Mankato Free Press Coaches poll and the Bemidji Pioneer media poll.

In addition to the polls, a few Falcons were recognized individually. Brandon Hawkins, Mark Friedman, and Chris Nell was named to the All-WCHA team by the coaches. The media named Mark Friedman and Chris Nell to their All-WCHA team.

Here is how the polls shook out:

Coaches

RankTeam (1st Place Votes)Points
1Bowling Green (8)89
2Michigan Tech (2)79
3Minnesota State71
4Ferris State70
5Northern Michigan54
6Bemidji State48
7Lake Superior44
8Alaska-Anchorage29
9Alabama-Huntsville23
10Alaska21

Media

RankTeam (1st Place Votes)Points
1Bowling Green (15)251
2Michigan Tech (6)239
3Minnesota State (5)236
4Ferris State (2)218
5Northern Michigan161
6Bemidji State144
7Lake Superior106
8Alaska68
9Alabama-Huntsville66
10Alaska-Anchorage50

Coaches Poll Awards

Preseason Player of the Year

Gerald Mayhew, F, Ferris State

Others receiving votes: Mark Friedman, Jr. D, Bowling Green (1); Brandon Hawkins, Jr. F, Bowling Green (1); Chris Nell, Jr. F, Bowling Green (1)

Preseason Rookie of the Year

Parker Tuomie, Minnesota State

Others receiving votes: Cam Clarke, D, Ferris State (2); Colton Leiter, F, Alaska (1); Marc Michaelis, F, Minnesota State (1); Collin Peters, F, Northern Michigan (1); Angus Redmond, G, Michigan Tech (1)

All-WCHA Team

Forwards: Gerald Mayhew (FSU), Dominik Shine (NMU), Brandon Hawkins (BGSU)

Defensemen: Mark Friedman (BGSU), Matt Roy (MTU)

Goaltender: Chris Nell (BGSU)

Media Poll Awards

Preseason Player of the Year

Gerald Mayhew, F, Ferris State

Others receiving votes: Dominik Shine, Sr., F, Northern Michigan; Sean Walker, Sr., D, Bowling Green; Cameron Clarke, Fr., D, Ferris State; Mason Mitchell, So., F, Alaska Anchorage; Corey Mackin, So., F, Ferris State; Max McHugh, Jr., F, Alabama Huntsville; Chris Nell, Jr., G, Bowling Green; Cole Huggins, Sr., G, Minnesota State; Tyler Heinonen, Sr., F, Michigan Tech.

Preseason Rookie of the Year

Cameron Clarke, D, Ferris State

Others receiving votes: Parker Tuomie, F, Minnesota State; Hampus Sjodahl, F, Bemidji State; Alec Rauhauser, D, Bowling Green; Frederic Letourneau, F, Bowling Green; Max Humitz, F, Lake Superior State; Brayden Gelsinger, F, Lake Superior State; Thomas Beretta, F, Michigan TechMitch Reinke, D, Michigan Tech; Casey Linkenheld, F, Bowling Green; Adam Brady, F, Bemidji State; Connor James, D, Alabama Huntsville; Austin Beaulieu, F, Alabama Huntsville.

All-WCHA Team

Forwards: Gerald Mayhew (FSU), Dominik Shine (NMU), Tyler Heinonen (MTU)

Defensemen: Mark Friedman (BGSU), Matt Roy (MTU)

Goaltender: Chris Nell (BGSU)

 

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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