Brown Women's Hockey Picked Fifth in USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Preseason Poll

Oct. 2, 2002

Colorado Spring, CO - The Brown women's hockey team has been picked fifth in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Preseason Poll. The Bears, who advanced to the NCAA Finals last season, received 79 points in the poll while defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth received 117 points for first place. The Bulldogs defeated Brown 3-2 in the Frozen Four championship match last season to claim the title. Minnesota was picked second while Harvard and Dartmouth placed third and fourth respectively.

The Bears finished the season with a 25-8-2 overall record and a 12-3-1 record in the ECAC. Brown captured the 2001-2002 ECAC Championship after defeating Dartmouth 4-3 in overtime.

The sixth annual USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from women's college ice Hockey coaches and journalists, as well as composite votes from officers of the American Hockey Coaches Association and American Hockey Magazine, the official publication of USA Hockey

Brown opens up the 2002-03 season on Friday Nov. 1 when it hosts Niagara at 7 p.m.