THG home of the new WCHA Web Media Poll

Tech Hockey Guide is proud to announce that we will be home to a new WCHA Web Media Poll that will involve twelve members of the media representing each of the twelve WCHA programs. Voting will take place weekly throughout the season to rank the teams. The members of the media include Joe Paisley (Paisley Hockey), Eric Burton (Goon's World), Matt Semisch (Radio Free Omaha/USCHO), Mike Chambers (Denver Post), Bruce Ciskie (The Ciskie Blog/KZIO Radio), Andy Johnson (Bucky's 5th Quarter), Chris Dilks (Western College Hockey), Dan Myers (Minnesota Hockey Magazine), Jeremy Larson (Husky Hockey Time), Troy Mills (The Beaver Pond), Taylor Hall (College Hockey News), and Tim Braun (Tech Hockey Guide). We at Tech Hockey Guide are proud to follow in the footsteps of the legendary voice of the Huskies, Bob Olson. Before the internet, Olson and WMPL, the Hancock, Michigan, radio station he owned, was the information center for college hockey. Along with his wife Edda, Olson operated a telephone hotline for hockey scores throughout the country and the first college hockey media poll for which he became most famous. For the first time hockey coaches had a method of comparing their team to their competitors. The WMPL poll was retired after the 2000–01 season, and now the THG Web Media poll lives on as a tribute to Olson's innovative spirit.

With this announcement, Tech Hockey Guide would like to provide the first look at the the THG Preseason Web Media Poll results including first place votes, total points and the highest/lowest ranks for each team:

Team Pts High Low
1) Minnesota (12) 144 1 1
2) North Dakota 131 2 3
3) Denver 114 2 5
4) Wisconsin 93 3 10
5) St. Cloud State 92 3 9
6) Minnesota Duluth 84 4 10
7) Colorado College 66 4 10
8) Michigan Tech 60 6 11
9) Nebraska-Omaha 59 6 10
10) Minnesota State 49 5 12
11) Bemidji State 29 8 11
12) Alaska-Anchorage 15 9 12

About the Panel:

Representing Name Publication Twitter
Alaska-Anchorage Taylor Hall College Hockey News @thall907
Bemidji State Troy Mills The Beaver Pond
Colorado College Joe Paisley Paisley Hockey @Paisleyhockey
Denver Mike Chambers Denver Post @MChambersDP
Michigan Tech Tim Braun Tech Hockey Guide @TBraunTHG
Minnesota Dan Myers Minnesota Hockey Magazine @1DanMyers
Minnesota Duluth Bruce Ciskie The Ciskie Blog @BruceCiskie
Minnesota State Chris Dilks Western College Hockey @ChrisDilks
Nebraska-Omaha Matt Semisch Radio Free Omaha @matthewsemisch
North Dakota Eric Burton Goon's World @goon48
St. Cloud State Jeremy Larson Husky Hockey Time @jclarson02
Wisconsin Andy Johnson Bucky's 5th Quarter @andyjohnsonB5Q