Atlantic Hockey WrapPosted by: Timothy O'Donnell
Air Force – The Falcons are undefeated in their last eight games and continue to sit atop the standings. Stephan Carew scored twice for the Falcons. Kyle De Laurell had an assist and is just one point shy of tying his career high. Tim Kirby also scored. He now has 23 points on the season, tying his career high.
AIC – The Yellow Jackets score just three times en route to being swept by Bentley. They have now lost four straight. Adam Peskach, Steve Mele, and Nick Grasso accounted for all the Yellow Jackets scoring. Pleskach leads the team with 12 goals on the season.
Army – The Black Knights saw their three game winning streak snapped while being swept by Holy Cross. The Black Knights surrendered 10 goals while scoring just three. Mike Hull was involved in a three Black Knight goals, scoring twice and assisting on another. Andy Starczewski scored the other Black Knight goal and picked up an assist as well. Starczewski leads the team with a career best 19 points and 11 goals.
Bentley – The Falcons continued their playoff push with a sweep of AIC. They are now unbeaten in their last four games and have earned points in six of the last seven. Jared Kickord had four points (two goals, two assists) on the weekend. He now has a career high 17 points. Brett Gensler continued his impressive sophomore season by scoring twice.
Canisius – The Golden Griffins struggles down the stretched continue after being swept by RIT. The Golden Griffins were outscored 8-4 in the two games. Kyle Gibbons recorded a goal and an assist and now has at least one point in four straight games. His 11 goals on the season are a new career high.
UConn – The Huskies took just one point from a weekend set with Sacred Heart. The Huskies now sit eight points out of first. On Friday, the Huskies surrendered the tying goal with under a minute left in the third period and couldn’t come up with the game winner in overtime. On Saturday, the Huskies again went to OT but allowed Sacred Heart to score the game winner. Cole Schneider highlighted the weekend with a hat trick on Friday. He leads the team with 16 goals and 31 points.
Holy Cross – The Crusaders swept Army to climb to within five points of first place. Brandon Nunn scored twice to increase his team lead to 13 goals on the season. He has scored five times in the last four games. Andrew Cox also scored twice on the weekend and has scored a goal in four straight games. He also has scored a career high 11 goals on the season.
Meryhurst – The Lakers split their weekend set with Robert Morris but remain just two points out of first. Ryan Misiak score twice and added an assist. He now has points in three straight games. Daniel Bahntge added three assists. Jordan Tibbett received both starts in net, but was pulled after allowing four goals in Saturday. Tibbett has started three of the last four games.
Niagara – After winning seven straight, the Purple Eagles haven’t won in three straight. They took just one point against Air Force. Giancarlo Iourio had a goal and two assists. Marc Zanette had a goal and assist while Ryan Rashid added two assists.
Robert Morris – The Colonials split their series with Mercyhurst and remain five points out of first place. Colin South score twice and now has points in four of the last five games. Nick Chiavetta also added a goal and an assist.
RIT – The Tigers moved within one point of first place after a weekend sweep of Canisiuis. Chris Haltigan was held off the scoresheet for just the third time in 2012 on Saturday. But he did score a goal on Friday. Greg Noyes scored twice for the Tigers while Cameron Burt and Michael Colavecchia each added two assists. Noyes now has career highs with five goals and 16 assists.
Sacred Heart – The Pioneers are on a three game unbeaten streak that has seen them pick up four points, more than they had the whole season. The Pioneers recorded a win and a tie against UConn this weekend and now have a chance to not finish in last place. Matt Gingera had a five point weekend for the Pioneers, picking up four assists and a goal.