Atlantic Hockey Wrap

Posted by: Timothy O'Donnell

Air Force – For the first time in awhile, the Falcons are not sitting atop the standings. A winless weekend agaisnt visiting Holy Cross saw the Falcons fall two points behind Meryhurst. Stephen Caple received both starts in net even with Jason Torf healthy again. Kyle De Laurell continues to roll as he scored three times against the Crusaders. Two of those goals came on Friday, his fourth multigoal game of the year.

AIC  -The Yellow Jackets were off but return to the ice on Tuesday when they travel to RPI.

Army – The Black Knights were swept at home by Canisius. The Black Knihgts scored just three goals on the weekend. Andy Starczewski scored twice for the Black Knights. His eight goals this season ties his career high and leads the Black Knights. He also has a point in three straight games. Danny Colvin added two assists to tie him for the team lead with seven.

Bentley – The Falcons continued their strong play of late. A win and tie against Robert Morris has the Falcons riding a four game unbeaten streak in conference play. Brett Gensler, with a goal and two assists on the weekend, extends his point streak to five games. His two assists also give him a career high of 13. Brett Switzer continued his impressive freshmen season with a goal and assist on Friday.

Canisius – The Golden Griffins recorded their first ever sweep of Army at West Point. Ben Danford and Ben Parker had two assists each in the sweep. Parker’s assists were his first points of the season. Scott Moser and Patrick Sullivan each had a goal and assist. It was the first multipoint weekend for Sullivan. Dan Morrison recieved both starts in net for the Golden Griffins, a break from the usually time share with Tony Capobianco. Morrison has started three of the lat four games.

UConn – The Huskies swept Niagara to pull into a tie for fifth place with Bentley and Holy Cross. Cole Schneider recorded his second career hat trick on Friday. He leads the team with 21 points. Brant Harris had a goal and assist to extend his point streak to four games. He also has at at least one point in six of the Huskies last seven games. Garrett Bartus recorded his third shutout of the season on Saturday. He had never had a shutout for the Huskies entering the season.

Holy Cross – The Crusaders got a major boost in the standings. Their tie and win against Air Force has them just five points out of first place. The Crusaders had seven different players score a goal this weekend, highlighted by Mike McNamara’s first career goal. McNamara would add an assist on Saturday for his career assist. Jay Silvia was the only other Crusader with multiple points, with a goal and assist.

Mercyhurst -The Lakers used a sweep of Sacred Heart to jump over Air Force and into first place. The Lakers freshmen continue to lead the way, as Daniel Bahntge scored four goals, including his first career hat trick, on the weekend. Nardo Nagtzaam had two goals and an assist on Friday but went pointless on Saturday, ending his five game point streak. Jordan Tibbett made his first appearance of the season in net, relieving Max Strang after Friday’s game was in hand.

Niagara – The Purple Eagles score just two goals on their roadtrip to UConn. Isaac Kohls and Jason Beattie were the goal scorers. Beattie also assisted on Kohls goal. Beattie’s goal was his first of the season.

Robert Morris – The Colonials had a chance to gain some ground on the teams above them in the standings but a tie and loss against Bentley ruined those chances. Cody Wydo scored his team leading ninth goal of the season. Brooks Ostergard and Eric Levine continue to split starts in net, with Ostergard taking the loss this weekend.

RIT – Following a great weekend, and being named College Hockey News’ Team of the Week, the Tigers couldn’t carry the momentum against Wisconsin. The Tigers were out scored 8-4 on the weekend. Four different players scored for the Tigers, including Adam Hartley, who scored his sixth goal. Jordan Ruby made his first appearance in net since Nov. 5 and limited Wisconsin to two goals

Sacred Heart – The Pioneers continue to look for its first Atlantic Hockey win of the season. The Pioneers were outscored 12-2 on the weekend. Matt Gingera had a hand in both goals, scoring once and assisting on the other. Alex Stuart also had two assists, doubling his season output.

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