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Western Michigan Hockey Ranked 18th by USCHO.com

by Carolyn Binder

Courtesy of WMU Athletics/Adam Bodnar

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KALAMAZOO (WQLR) --The Western Michigan hockey team enters the 2013-14 season ranked NO. 18 in the USCHO.com preseason poll ahead of Saturday night's "Border Battle" against Western Ontario.

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The Broncos received 117 votes in the poll to garner the accolades. Western Michigan is one of five teams from The National to make an appearance in USCHO's poll. Western Michigan also received votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason poll last week.  WMU opens up the preseason hosting Western Ontario on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Broncos open the regular season at Notre Dame on Oct. 11 and then host the Fighting Irish on Saturday at 7 p.m.