Very interesting season for Atlantic Hockey this season, plenty of parity top to bottom while approaching the remaining 7 or 8 games in the season. Air Force & Canisius have proven so far that they are deep and ready to play, six teams (RM, Army, Hurst, Bentley, HC, RIT) trying to find that consistency down the stretch, two teams in AIC & SH closing in on the pack, while Niagara is struggling to find itís rhythm.
Air Force > 20GP, 28Pts.
Canisius > 20GP, 28Pts.
Robert Morris > 20GP, 24Pts.
Army > 20GP, 23Pts.
Mercyhurst > 22GP, 23Pts.
Bentley > 20GP, 20Pts.
Holy Cross > 20GP, 20Pts.
RIT > 21GP, 20Pts.
American International > 22GP, 17Pts.
Sacred Heart > 20GP, 15Pts.
Niagara > 21GP, 8Pts.
It is tough to go wire to wire as top seed and win the conference, which team do you think will drive hard to the finish and have the best shot at winning it all, and who is your underdog pick?
Canisius is looking mighty impressive top to bottom, while it can be anyone in the group of six that peaks at the right time can make it an interesting for a 2017 play-off run.
Are there any Atlantic Conference rumorsí circulating out there? We all know the change from 14 to 18 scholarships and whether teams will put the additional funds into their program, anything else on the horizon? Would be nice to get to 12 teams, anyone coming in?
AIC with 13 freshmen onboard this season have made tremendous progress, should only get better in the next few seasons as their players mature. Well done indeed.