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UMass-Lowell Tops Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association Preseason Poll

League newcomer Notre Dame was picked third by the Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association in the Preseason Poll.

UMass-Lowell senior forward Joseph Pendenza was a Preseason First Team All-Hockey East selection.
UMass-Lowell senior forward Joseph Pendenza was a Preseason First Team All-Hockey East selection.
Justin K. Aller

Today is Hockey East Media Day at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. The Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association has released its Preseason Media Poll. The Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll will be released later in the day at the TD Garden.

Defending Hockey East Regular Season and Tournament Champions UMass-Lowell was picked to repeat by the league's media. Perennial league power Boston College placed second while league newcomer Notre Dame was picked to finish third.

1. UMass-Lowell

2. Boston College

3. Notre Dame

4. Providence

5. New Hampshire

6. Boston University

7. Merrimack

8. Maine

9. Vermont

10. UMass-Amherst

11. Northeastern

The league's media also voted on a Preseason All-Hockey East First Team.

F: Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College *

F: Mike Collins, Merrimack

F: Joseph Pendenza, UMass-Lowell

D: Michael Matheson, Boston College

D: Trevor van Riemsdyk, New Hampshire

G: Jon Gillies, Providence

* - Unanimous Selection

SBNation's Jeff Cox will be at the TD Garden for Hockey East Media Day starting at 11 a.m. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation and check back here for more updates.