By Matt Noonan
Both Babson College and UMass-Boston each earned spots on the D3Hockey.com Men’s Top-15: Preseason Poll, which was released earlier this week.
The Beacons were selected as the ninth best team in the country, while Babson checked in as the 12th best team.
UMass-Boston enters the 2013-14 season following a 19-6-2 overall record and 11-5-2 mark in ECAC East play. Babson ended its 2012-13 slate 18-7-5 and 10-5-3, along with an ECAC East Conference Championship.
The Beavers defeated the Beacons in the ECAC East semifinals before they edged Norwich University in the conference championship, 2-1. The Cadets, who had lost three games last year to the Beavers, defeated Babson in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Both Babson and UMass Boston will commence their seasons on Saturday, November 2, as the Beavers host Curry College, while the Beacons travel to UMass Dartmouth.
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