This Week in Atlantic Hockey

Posted by: Timothy O'Donnell

It looks like UConn has turned their season around, without head coach Bruce Marshall. The Huskies have won four of the last five games, highlighted by a sweep of Air Force. They squeaked out a pair of one goal wins, including an overtime win against the Falcons. A big part of the sweep was Garrett Bartus, who stopped 57 shots for the Huskies. The Huskies also had five different players score their five goals.

Canisius continues to be a tough team to score against. Only Niagara allows less goals in Atlantic Hockey. The Golden Griffins 2.00 goals against is eighth best in country and showed this weekend as they allowed only two goals against AIC. It all starts with Tony Capobianco in net who has a 2.06 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. Now if only they could get a more consistent offensive attacks.

Bentley has the top powerplay in country, converting at 35 percent. And it was on display this weekend as the Falcons went 4-for-6 on the man advantage in the two games against Mercyhurst. The powerplay accounted for half of the Falcons goals this weekend.

This coming weekend is a big one for RIT and Air Force. The two perennial powers who have struggled out of the gate this season face each other this Sunday. It could be a big confidence boost for whichever side wins.

Even with the weekend off, Niagara stayed in the USCHO poll at #20 and received more votes than the week before.


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