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The Niagara University men’s hockey team opens the 2012-13 season at 4 p.m. Saturday at Dwyer Arena against Bowling Green (Radio 1440 AM).
The Purple Eagles, who finished 17-11-9 overall last season, were picked to finish second in the AHA preseason poll, and received three votes to finish as the league champions. Niagara also appeared in the USCHO.com preseason poll, receiving two votes.
The Falcons finished last season 14-25-5 (5-19-4 CCHA).