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Fitchburg State Selected Fifth In Pre-Season Coaches Poll

Fitchburg State Selected Fifth In Pre-Season Coaches Poll

Falcons collect 19 points in MASCAC coaches' poll

FITCHBURG, MASS. – The Fitchburg State ice hockey team was recently selected fifth in the MASCAC Pre-Season Coaches Poll as selected by the league coaches on Thursday afternoon.

The Panthers of Plymouth University were selected as the pre-season pick to capture the 2019-20 MASCAC Ice Hockey title after claiming the conference regular season and post-season titles last winter. Plymouth State collected five first place votes to amass 34 points in this year's poll, as the Panthers topped second place UMass Dartmouth total of 29 points, which including the remaining two first place ballots.

Westfield State followed in third place with 25 points, while Salem State was slotted to finish fourth with a total of 20 points. Fitchburg State was up next in fifth with 19 points, while Worcester State and Framingham State rounded out this year's preseason poll in sixth and seventh with 14 and six points respectively.

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation's oldest Division III men's and women's playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men's ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as an affiliate member in football beginning in 2013-14.

               

2019-20 MASCAC Men's Ice Hockey Pre-Season Coaches Poll

1. Plymouth State (5)

34 points

2. UMass Dartmouth (2)

29 points

3. Westfield State

25 points

4. Salem State

20 points

5. Fitchburg State

19 points

6. Worcester State

14 points

7. Framingham State

6 points