Holy Cross Top Atlantic Hockey Poll
t-1. Mercyhurst (4), 59
t-1. Holy Cross (3), 59
3. Sacred Heart (1), 49
4. Canisius, 40
5. Connecticut, 29
6. Bentley, 23
7. Army, 18
8. American International, 11
place votes in parentheses, followed by total points.
Hockey's last two NCAA Tournament representatives are co-favorites
to win the league according to the league coaches.
and Holy Cross share the top spot in the league's preseason
poll. Each had 59 points in the voting, although the Lakers
earned one more first-place vote; the other first-place
vote went to Sacred Heart, which stands third in the poll.
out the top five are the Canisius College Golden Griffins
(40 points) and the University of Connecticut Huskies (29
Bentley College Falcons (23 points), Army Black Knights
(18 points) and American International Yellow Jackets (11
points) were picked in positions six through eight by the
Hockey, which lost Quinnipiac among its members this season,
will expand to 10 teams in 2006-07 with the addition of
RIT and Air Force.