Adrian College has been selected as the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association's No. 1 hockey team for the second-straight season, according to the league's 2009-10 preseason coaches poll released recently by the league office.
The Bulldogs received 49 points, garnering all possible first-place votes from the leagues eight head coaches (coaches could not vote for their own team).
They are now 53-4-1 after two seasons and have claimed the past two MCHA regular season and Harris Cup titles.
The Bulldogs spent the campaign in the national polls and found themselves No. 9 in the final poll of the year. They gave the MCHA a serious candidate for an at-large spot in the NCAA Tournament at the end of the season as well.
AC had the top three scorers in the country for the second-straight season in Shawn Skelly (65 points on an NCAA-best 30G and 35A), Eric Miller (52 points on 18G/34A) and Adam Krug (52 points on 22G/30A) and led the nation in wining percentage (.948).
Adrian also had the nation's highest-scoring offense for the second-straight year at 6.52 goals per game (second was 4.96 gpg) and carries a 26-game winning streak into the new campaign.