Atlantic Hockey Power Rankings

Posted by: Timothy O'Donnell

Another week is done and it’s time for the Atlantic Hockey Power Rankings. This week’s rankings have several teams moving spots, including a new No. 1.

1. Niagara – The Purple Eagles jump to the top spot after un defeated weekend, going 1-0-1 against Clarkson. Carsen Chubak may have moved closer to claiming the No. 1 role in net after he shut out Clarkson on Friday and then allowed one goal in relief of Cody Campbell, who allowed three goals on nine shots on Saturday.

2. Holy Cross – The Crusaders earned a tough two points with a win over UConn on Friday but then were blown out by Army on Saturday. The good news is that all three Crusader goals came on the powerplay.

3. Air Force – The Falcons played their first conference games of the year and came away with a three point weekend. Jason Torf surrendered just two goals on the weekend, stopping 52 shots.

4. Army – While the Black Knights were shutout by Penn State on Friday, they responded with a huge 7-2 win at Holy Cross on Saturday. Ryan Leets, who came on in relief on Friday, stopped 55 of 57 shots he saw and has the Black Knights in first place in the standings.

5. Robert Morris – The Colonials earned a big win at RIT, scoring three times in the third to come away with the 6-4 win, before falling at home to Air Force. Beating one of the perennial powers has to give the Colonials confidence going forward.

6. Bentley – The Falcons had a chance for a huge weekend but couldn’t pull it off. They beat Alabama-Huntsville 9-1 but followed that up by being shutout by Harvard on Saturday.

7. UConn – It was a winless weekend for the Huskies, who lost at Holy Cross before earning a hard fought tie with Union. Garrett Bartus stopped 73 Huskies, who have yet to win a game this season.

8. Canisius – Tony Capobianco and the Golden Griffins allowed just two goals on the weekend but couldn’t get a win against Air Force and Minnesota. Taylor Law scored the Golden Griffins lone goal of the weekend against Air Force. The Golden Griffins are going to be tough to score on this year, but their offense still remains a huge question mark.

9. Mercyhurst – The Lakers had the weekend off.

10. RIT – The Tigers are struggling to replace Shane Madolora in net. In both losses this weekend, the Tigers gave up six goals. Neither Jordan Ruby or Josh Watson has done enough to earn the starting job.

11.AIC – The Yellow Jackets were shut out by Union but responded by beating Alabama-Huntsville.

12. Sacred Heart – The Pioneers are one of three Atlantic Hockey teams that have yet to win a game this season.

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