Army has gotten off to one of their best starts in awhile. Their two conference wins are just one short of the total conference wins they had last season. And they scored seven goals against Holy Cross, considered to be one of the better teams in Atlantic Hockey, which is the most they have scored since 2009. They scored more than three goals just once last season. The signs are pointing to the Black Knights being better than last season.
Canisius had a pretty good week, even if they didn’t get a win. The Golden Griffins earned a a tie with perennial Atlantic Hockey power Air Force before limiting Minnesota to just one goal. In all, the Tony Capobianco surrendered just two goals on 60 shots. The Golden Griffins continue to rely on their stingy defense as they try to get some offense. They’ve scored just five goals in six games.
While most of the attention goes to Jason Torf and Branden Komm when it comes to top Atlantic Hockey goalies, Garrett Bartus may be joining them soon. Bartus stopped 30 shots to help the Huskies earn a 2-2 tie with Union. Bartus stopped another 34 shots in a loss at Holy Cross.
Robert Morris lost a lot of talent to graduation last season but Thursday’s win at RIT showed that they are still a team to taken seriously. The Colonials scored three times in both the second and third periods to earn a 6-4 come-from-behind victory. Zach Hervato had a goal and three assists for the Colonials.