September 27th, 2012 | Sports

M. HOCKEY | Bulldogs predicted to finish fifth in ECAC

Yale's men hockey team
Yale's men hockey team Photo by Brianne Bowen.

The men’s hockey team is predicted to finished fifth in the 2012-13 ECAC standings, according to the ECAC Men’s Hockey Coaches’ Poll released Wednesday.

The Bulldogs received 77 points in the annual poll, but no first place votes. The poll predicts Union to come in first, notching 118 points and eight first-place votes, followed by Cornell, Harvard and Quinnipiac. The pre-season All-League Squad did not include any Yalies.

Last year, Union won the ECAC title. The Bulldogs (16-16-3 overall) tied with Clarkson for sixth place in the league. The Bulldogs beat Princeton in the first round of playoffs, but fell to Harvard in the quarterfinals. Yale last won the ECAC championship in 2010-11 and in 2008-2009.