GRAND FORKS, North Dakota — The University of North Dakota men's hockey team is ranked in the Top Five of the first preseason poll of the year.
UND is No. 4 in the USCHO.com poll released Monday, and received one first-place vote. Boston College tops the poll, followed by Minnesota-Duluth and Boston University.
UND last season made its seventh NCAA Frozen Four appearance in 11 years, losing to Boston in the semifinals. First-year coach Brad Berry's roster has 16 returning letterwinners and 10 incoming freshmen.
The team hosts the University of Manitoba in an exhibition game Saturday in Ralph Engelstad Arena.