Several Atlantic Hockey teams put up strong showings in the weekend of play, but no AHA teams earned a victory.
Air Force had a lead on North Dakota entering the third period before the Fighting Sioux scored twice to steal a win. While the Falcons didn’t get the win, the fact that they stayed with and were beating the No. 3-ranked team for most of the game must give them some confidence. And, without Jacques Lamoureaux and Derrick Burnett this season, this should make Falcon fans very happy.
One of the more surprising teams this weekend was American International. The Yellow Jackets were swept by Michigan Tech, but they were very competitive and even had a lead entering the third period of the first game. And while they couldn’t hold the lead, it’s definitely a good sign for the future of the Yellow Jackets.
Then there is RIT and Niagara, which kicked off the season with the first conference game of the year. And it was a dandy, with the teams drawing to a 0-0 tie. RIT’s Shane Madolora and Niagara’s Cody Campbell were on top of their game, stopping 32 and 30 shots respectively.
While the season is still very young, from what we saw this weekend, it’s going to be a very fun season.