Scoreboard is up

The Minnesota Duluth website posted an updated photo Tuesday of the inside of Amsoil Arena showing the recently-installed scoreboard. That entry is below and here.

Also preseason conference polls are being released and two were reviewed by U.S. College Hockey Online on Tuesday. Yale was listed as the favorite in the Eastern College Athletic Conference by coaches and media here.

The Atlantic Hockey coaches poll, favoring Rochester Institute of Technology, is here.

Clarkson, which is home against Minnesota Duluth on Jan. 3-4, is ranked last in the ECAC.

UMD radio play-by-play voice Bruce Ciskie provides his Western Collegiate Hockey Association preseason ballot here.

And writer Eric Sromgren of the Bemidji Pioneer has his ballot here.

From the UMD website:

The grand opening of the the new 6,732-seat AMSOIL Arena is just three months away and one of the most prominent features of the new downtown Duluth facility is a $1 million scoreboard, which was recently installed.

The Bulldog men will officially christen their new hockey home on Dec. 30 with a non-conference clash against the University of North Dakota. Priority seating selection for AMSOIL Arena begins on Sept. 30 and runs through November.

Here is what the interior of AMSOIL looked like on Sept. 21, 2010