Niagara remain atop AHA Rankings
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 00:01
Here are my updated Atlantic Hockey Conference power rankings; a little bit shaken up from the last.
12. Sacred Heart (0-22-2, 0-15-2)
The Pioneers have lost their last 13 games, allowing five or more goals in all but one game. Sacred heart has yet to win a game this season, and have not tied a game since Nov. 17, 2012.
11. American International (5-14-4, 2-11-4)
The Yellow Jackets are 1-2-1 in their last four games, with a most recent 1-1 tie vs. UConn. AIC will face division foe Air Force on Feb 2.
10. Army (7-12-3, 7-7-3)
The Black Knights won their most recent matchup 4-1 vs. Royal Military College, after dropping both games in a two game series vs. Atlantic Conference rival: The Rochester Institute of Technology.
9. Robert Morris (12-9-2, 7-8-1)
Robert Morris surrendered 10 goals in their last three games, only one of which was a victory. The Colonials dropped their last two games to Air Force, 4-1 and 2-0.
8. Canisius (9-11-5, 8-6-2)
The Golden Griffins have allowed an average of four goals per game in their last three contests. After being swept in two games by rival Bentley University, Canisius defeated another division foe Mercyhurst 4-1.
7. Connecticut (10-11-3, 7-8-2)
The Huskies are 2-2-1 in their last five games with both wins coming in divisional matchups vs. Mercyhurst, and American International. UConn will be on the road to face RIT and Bentley before returning to home ice on Feb. 9.
6. Mercyhurst (11-10-1, 9-6)
The Lakers have been up and down recently alternating wins and losses in each of their past seven games. Mercyhurst has posted a record of 3-4 in that seven game stretch.
5. Rochester Institute of Technology (8-11-5, 6-7-4)
RIT has worked their way out of the bottom after defeating rival Bentley 4-0, and sweeping rival Army in a two game series. The Tigers most recently went 0-1-1 vs. division leading Niagara with a 3-3 tie in overtime and a 4-6 loss.
4. Bentley (11-11-1, 9-7-1)
Bentley is 5-2 in their last seven games, and has only allowed nine goals in that seven game stretch.
3. Air Force (11-9-5, 9-5-3)
The Falcons have won four straight games, scoring 17 total goals while shutting out their opponent once in those games.
2. Holy Cross (13-9-2, 9-6-2)
Holy Cross is 2-2 in their last four games, with a 5-3 defeat over division leading Niagara on Jan. 18. The Crusaders will face Canisius on Feb 2 in their next matchup.
1. Niagara (15-4-5, 14-1-2)
Senior defenseman C.J. Chartrain was named student-athlete of the week after scoring three of the Purple Eagle’s nine goals over a two game series vs. RIT this past weekend. Niagara will face Bentley in their next matchup on Feb 1.