AHA Power Rankings heading into final weekend
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 23:02
With only two conference games left to be played for each team in the Atlantic Conference, AHA playoff seeding is coming down to the wire.
12. Sacred Heart (2-27-3, 2-20-3)
The Pioneers have played well as of late, notching two victories, a 7-3 win over Holy Cross on Feb. 19th, and a 3-1 win over Bentley this past weekend. Although both wins came in conference play, Sacred Heart remains at the bottom of this list.
11. Army (7-17-5, 7-12-5)
Army has struggled as of late, losing five out of their last six games. Army only registered six goals in those games and allowed four or more goals in four of those games. The Black Knights most recently allowed 10 goals to the University of Connecticut in a two game series.
10. American International (9-15-6, 6-12-6)
AIC is 2-1-1 in their last four games, with both wins coming in division matchups vs. Sacred Heart. The Yellow Jackets will close out their season with a two game series vs. division foe Bentley.
9. Canisius (11-18-5, 10-13-2)
The Golden Griffins have dropped their last five games, allowing 18 goals, and only scoring eight. Canisius will finish up their season with a two game series in conference matchups vs. the Rochester Institute of Technology.
8. Bentley (12-16-3, 10-12-3)
Bentley handed Sacred Heart their second win of the season in their most recent game, after finishing with a 6-6 tie vs. them in overtime the night before on Feb. 22nd.
7. Mercyhurst (14-15-3, 12-11-2)
The Lakers have gone winless since an 8-1 victory over division rival Robert Morris on Feb. 5th. Mercyhurst will look to avenge a 0-5-1 record in their past six games as they close out their season vs. Robert Morris.
6. Rochester Institute of Technology (13-14-5, 11-10-4)
RIT has won four out of its last five games, all vs. division opponents. The Tigers will finish up their season vs. division opponent Canisius.
5. Holy Cross (17-12-3, 13-9-3)
Holy Cross began the regular season winning four out of their first five games, and would like to finish the season in the same fashion. The Crusaders have won two straight games and will close out their regular season in a two game series vs. Army.
4. Air Force (15-11-7, 13-7-5)
Air Force is 3-1 in their past four games, and will be facing division leading Niagara in their final two games of the regular season. The Falcons have scored an average of three goals per game in their past four games.
3. Robert Morris (18-12-2, 13-11-1)
The Colonials went 2-0 over this past weekend vs. division foe Canisius, outscoring their opponent 10-5.
2. Connecticut (16-13-3, 13-10-2)
UConn will remain at No. 2 on this list for the third consecutive week. The Huskies have won three straight games, four out of their last five, and have outscored their opponents 14-7 in their last three games. UConn will finish up its regular season in a two game series vs. 2-27-3 Sacred Heart.
1. Niagara (21-6-5, 20-3-2)
The Purple Eagles have had only a few hiccups in conference play in the regular season thus far, and have allowed 13 goals in their three division losses. Niagara will play division rival Air Force in their final two games of the regular season.