Less than a week until the puck drops on a new season of Miami Ice Hockey and expectations are high. For the first time, Miami takes the ice as the defending conference champions of the CCHA. College Hockey News has placed the RedHawks at the top of their Preseason Top 10. USCHO has released their list of the Top 10 Goaltenders for the season with Reichard and Knapp claiming the 4th and 7th spots, respectively. We'll see where the RedHawks land in the other polls and season previews, but it is sure to be near the top. While we lost some great leaders and a lot of firepower at the end of the 2010-11 campaign, we have a stellar class coming in and our veterans should be solid on defense and in goal until the new kids find their groove.
And while we are all thankful that the dawn of the new season is upon us, it has also been a very eventful off-season with the reshaping of the college hockey landscape. As we enter our penultimate season in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, we can also look to our future as a member of the National College Hockey Conference.
Let's get this started...