The University of Manitoba Bisons men's hockey team has been ranked No. 2 in the Canada West conference coaches' pre-season poll released Tuesday.
The conference's eight coaches voted in the poll but not allowed to vote for their own team.
The Saskatchewan Huskies, the defending Canada West champions, were ranked first.
Saskatchewan's lineup returns 20 players from last season.
The Manitoba Bisons are returning all-Canadians Blair Macaulay and Jeremy Schappert.