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ALBANY, N.Y. – At the annual ECAC Hockey Media Day held at the Times Union Center, the 2017 Preseason Coaches and Media Polls were announced with the Dartmouth men’s team picked ninth in both polls a year after finishing ninth in the league standings.

After a run to the Frozen Four in Chicago last season, both the head coaches and media agreed on the top team in their respective polls as Harvard edged out Quinnipiac for the top spot.

The Big Green and Crimson will play one another on Sunday, Oct. 29 two days after Dartmouth opens the season at Holy Cross on Friday, Oct. 27.

Media Poll     Coaches Poll  
1 Harvard (25) 342   Harvard (9) 119
2 Quinnipiac (3) 324   Quinnipiac (1) 106
3 Cornell (1) 272   Cornell (1) 95
4 Princeton 246   Clarkson (1) 91
5 Clarkson 231   Princeton 80
6 Union (1) 195   Union 72
7 Yale 195   St. Lawrence 69
8 St. Lawrence 188   Yale 54
9 Dartmouth 110   Dartmouth 33
10 Rensselaer 82   Rensselaer 32
11 Brown 76   Colgate 23
12 Colgate 68   Brown 18

All-ECAC Hockey Preseason Team (Coaches)
G - Madsen, Harvard
D - Fox, Harvard
D - Priskie, Quinnipiac
F - Donato, Harvard
F - Snively, Yale
F - Veronneau, Princeton

All-ECAC Hockey Preseason Team (Media)
G - Madsen, Harvard
D - Fox, Harvard
D - Priskie, Quinnipiac
F - Donato, Harvard
F - Snively, Yale
F - Veronneau, Princeton