Air Force tops in Atlantic Hockey media preseason poll ahead of 2018-19 season

Derek Barach (26 - Mercyhurst) (2018 Omar Phillips)
Derek Barach is an offensive catalyst for Mercyhurst (photo: Omar Phillips).

Atlantic Hockey media released the results of its preseason poll and two preseason All-Conference Teams this week.

Air Force garnered nine first-place votes to take the top spot in the poll, while Canisius senior forward Dylan McLaughlin was a unanimous pick to the First Team All-Conference squad.

Atlantic Hockey Preseason Media Poll

School (First-place votes)Voting points
1. Air Force (9)156
2. Canisius (5)147
3. Mercyhurst (1)121
4. Robert Morris118
5. Army West Point98
6. American International94
7. RIT79
8. Holy Cross58
9. Bentley48
10. Sacred Heart45
11. Niagara26

Atlantic Hockey Preseason First Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Dylan McLaughlinFSr.Canisius
Erik BrownFSr.RIT
Derek BarachFSr.Mercyhurst
Joseph DuszakDJr.Mercyhurst
Cameron HeathDSr.Canisius
Billy ChristopoulosGSr.Air Force

Atlantic Hockey Preseason Second Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Alex TongeFSr.Robert Morris
Luke LynchFSr.Robert Morris
Michael WilsonFJr.Army West Point
Alex WilkinsonDJr.Army West Point
Brennan KapcheckDSo.American International
Francis MarotteGSr.Robert Morris


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