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Three Things: Atlantic Hockey – Monday, Jan 7

Three things from Atlantic Hockey play this weekend:

A bit of a letdown

I’m sure the Robert Morris Colonials were aware and determined not to suffer a letdown after what was arguably the greatest weekend in the program’s history and it’s first national ranking in two years. But on Friday in front of a nationally televised audience, RMU fell flat in a 5-0 loss to Army. Black Knight goaltender Rob Tadazak recorded his second straight shutout and Army outshot Robert Morris 36-22. The Colonials came back to earn a split with a 4-1 win on Saturday. Levine was back to form, making 47 saves.

 

Keeping the streaks alive

Niagara came into Saturday’s game against Air Force unbeaten in it last 13 games at Dwyer Arena and in all ten Atlantic Hockey contests this season. The Purple Eagles had to come from behind twice but eventually prevailed 4-3. Matt Williams got the game-winner with just under 10 minutes to play. Niagara plays its next five games on the road, starting with a two game series at American International this weekend.

 

Crunch time

This past weekend featured plenty of non-conference games, but with the exception of just two more non-league contests, Atlantic Hockey is now locked into conference play with most weekends featuring all 12 teams squaring off against each other.

The league went 5-7-1 in non-conference play this past weekend, including Mercyhurst’s 5-2 win at Maine and Bentley’s 6-3 victory at Northeastern. Right now Atlantic Hockey teams are 25-44-12 in non-conference games, the highest winning percentage (.382) ever for the league.

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  • Jfh24

    So, I guess that’s why your blog is not listed on the main menu of the site.:) It got supplanted by AHA.

  • me264

    I agree that the ECAC has not fared great against other Big 4 conferences.  However, I think it is worth considering that many of these games are played on the road because major CCHA and WCHA teams won’t travel and the Ivies (who make up half of the ECAC) often play non-conference games early in the year against teams that already have 5-7 games under their belts. 

  • http://twitter.com/SullivanHockey Brian Sullivan

    Nah, I just had my update posted later than the other leagues’, due to the unexpected Sunday games.

  • Leggs2

    Agreed, it’s the Big Three.  It seems each year there are perhaps 2 ECAC teams that are worthy of national recognition, after that, a bunch of relatively poor to okay teams.

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