American International the favorites in 2019 Atlantic Hockey preseason coaches poll

AIC coach Eric Lang (2019 Omar Phillips)
AIC coach Eric Lang has his team primed to show 2018-19 was no fluke (photo: Omar Phillips).

With 10 of 11 first-place votes, defending Atlantic Hockey regular-season champion American International heads up the 2019 conference preseason coaches poll.

Bentley tied with Sacred Heart for third and garnered the other first-place nod.

School (First-place votes)Points
1. American International (10)100
2. Niagara78
3. (tie) Bentley (1)77
3. (tie) Sacred Heart77
5. RIT66
6. Air Force60
7. Robert Morris46
8. Army West Point38
9. Mercyhurst25
10. Holy Cross21
11. Canisius17