This Week in Atlantic HockeyPosted by: Timothy O'Donnell
Niagara is on a roll. The Purple Eagles haven’t lost in five straight games and posted back-to-back shutout of UConn. Carsen Chubak recorded both shutouts and now has three on the year. He’s allowed just one goal in the last four games and appears to have grabbed the No. 1 role in net for the Purple Eagles.
Mercyhurst was the only other Atlantic Hockey team to sweep this weekend. Allowed just one goal in two games against Sacred Heart. Daniel Bahntge scored twice on the weekend while Ryan Misiak scored once and added two assists. This sweep builds momentum for the Lakers as they have an important early season matchup with RIT next weekend.
Holy Cross and Air Force provided the marquee conference matchup of the weekend and Friday’s game didn’t disappoint. Down by two going into the third period, the Crusaders stormed back with three unanswered goals to take the 3-2 win. But the Falcons proved why they are consistently one of the best teams in Atlantic Hockey with a 7-0 win on Saturday. That game also saw seven different Falcons score.
Canisius has just one win on the season but it’s not a true sign of how they’ve played. The Golden Griffins limited Air Force and Minnesota to a combined two goals Oct. 25 and 28. This weekend the Golden Griffins managed two ties against ECAC foe Clarkson. The Golden Griffins have the eighth best defense in the nation, allowing just 1.88 goals a game.