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Morning Edition: 9/30/14

Preseason polls and all-conference teams dominated the day.

Minnesota will start the year as the nation's top-ranked team
Minnesota will start the year as the nation's top-ranked team
Matt Dewkett

Welcome to SBN College Hockey's Morning Edition, a run-down of every story you might have missed from yesterday.

Big Ten

In no surprise, Minnesota will start the season as the number one-ranked team in the country.

I thought it was rather silly when, last week, Michigan State's hockey team took their athletic department's annual course on food preparation. And then Michigan defenseman nearly chopped his hand off with a kitchen knife. It's not an easy time to be a Wolverine.

Hockey East

Our preseason All-Hockey East teams.

Boston University's Jack Eichel is the next face of American hockey. You should probably know about him.

The NCAA made a good call in allowing Boston University transfer Brendan Collier to play immediately for Northeastern.

Providence commit Erik Foley had a really nice All-American Prospects Game. Jeff Cox wrote a nice feature on him.

Former Northeastern captain Mike McLaughlin is the school's new director of hockey operations.

NCHC

We began our season previews in the NCHC with a look at Colorado College and Nebraska-Omaha.

Western Michigan's David Kilip won't play his senior season due to a career-ending injury, but will serve as a student assistant coach.

WCHA

The preseason polls from both the coaches and media were released yesterday.

By the way, here was my ballot for the media poll. You guys are all gonna feel so bad that you didn't listen to me about Michigan Tech.

Northern Michigan picked up a new commitment from Omaha U16 forward Casey Gilling. Gilling originally hails from Gaylord, Michigan, the same hometown as former Miami defenseman Will Weber.

Atlantic Hockey

Our Atlantic Hockey preseason all-conference teams.

USHL

Colorado College commit Mason Bergh opened the season with a six point game, en route to winning forward of the week honors.

And finally, The SB Nation NHL Season Preview came out yesterday, and it's really good. Give it a look.