The St. Cloud State men's hockey team is picked to finish 3rd in the NCHC preseason poll.  St. Cloud State is the defending NCHC regular season champ.  North Dakota is picked to win the conference title with 181 total points from the 25 media members who voted.  Miami-Ohio is picked 2nd with 167 votes, SCSU with 151, Denver with 117, MN-Duluth with 112, Nebraska-Omaha with 73, Western Michigan with 67 and Colorado College with 32.

St. Cloud State will begin the 2014-2015 season October 4 against Trinity Western University at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.