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Carey named to All-ECAC preseason team


St. Lawrence University senior forward Greg Carey has been selected to ECAC Hockey’s All-Conference Preseason team, the league announced at its media day on Tuesday in Lake Placid.

Carey, who led the Saints in scoring last year en route to garnering both Hobey Baker Award finalist and All-American status, is joined on the team by forwards Kenny Agostino of Yale and Andrew Calof of Princeton; defensemen Shayne Gostibehere (Union) and Joakim Ryan (Cornell) and goalie Jason Kasdorf (RPI).

St. Lawrence, which finished tied for fifth last season with Dartmouth and swept Colgate in the first round of the playoffs before it was swept by eventual national champion Yale in the quarterfinals, has been picked to finish 10th in the 2013-14 season in the ECAC Hockey coaches poll.

Saints’ arch-rival Clarkson was selected to finish last in the circuit.

Yale, with 103 points and four first-place votes, was picked to finish first in the ECAC — its highest spot in the coaches poll since it was selected for the top spot since the 1997-98 poll. RPI (102, 2) was selected to finish second, and national runner-up Quinnipiac (93, 2) tied with Union (93, 2) for third.

Cornell (89, 1) was picked to finish fifth, with Harvard (67), Dartmouth (64, 1), Brown (46), Colgate (44), St. Lawrence (43), Princeton (26) and Clarkson (22) rounding out the poll.

RPI (367, 18 first-place votes) was picked to finish first in the regular season in the ECAC’s media preseason poll.

Yale (224, 5), Quinnipiac (292, 6) and Union (287, 3) rounded out the top four, followed by a tie for fifth between Cornell (238, 1) and Dartmouth (238).

St. Lawrence (212) was selected to finish seventh by the media, followed by Brown (188), Colgate (125), Harvard (108), Princeton (102) and Clarkson (83).

The ECAC also announced the elimination of the league’s tournament consolation game. Last year, Yale shut out Quinnipiac in the third-place game in Atlantic City, N.J. and both teams went on to meet in the national championship game.

The ECAC semifinals and final will return to Lake Placid next March.

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