Nine weeks into the season, seniors are leading the way in Atlantic Hockey. Seven of the top eight scorers in the league are in their final seasons. Some have been go-to guys for all four years; others have emerged just this season.
Here’s a look at some of the sensational seniors:
Paul Zanette, Niagara – Zanette is on his way to a career season with 19 points to date, including 14 goals. His previous best is 21 points last season. The Nobleton, Ont. native leads the nation in goals (14) and shorthanded goals (3).
Paul Haczyk, Niagara – Haczyk is second in the league in scoring with 18 points.
Denny Urban, Robert Morris – Urban leads all AHA defneseman in scoring so far with 16 points. He’s the highest scoring blueliner in Division I.
Nathan Longpre, Robert Morris – Longpre is sixth in the nation in points per game (1.45).
Andrew Favot, RIT – Favot is tied for third in the AHA in scoring with 17 points. He has 104 career points to date.
Vincent Scarsella, Canisius – He’s tied for eighth in the league in scoring and has 113 career points.
Cory Conacher, Canisius – The reigning AHA player of the year has 17 points so far, and 122 so far at Canisius.
Eric Rex, Canisius – After posting 13 points through three seasons, the Rex already has 11 in his senior campaign.
Ryan Zaploski, Mercyhurst – The goalie leads the AHA in GAA (2.31) and Save Percentage (.932)
Joe Calvi, Bentley – Canvi is currently third in Atlantic Hockey in save percentage (.920)
Everett Sheen, Holy Cross – He leads his team in scoring with 13 points.
Erik Peterson – The former AHA rookie of the year has 12 points, tops on the Bentley roster.
Cody Omilusik, Army – Leads the Black Knights in goals with six.
Player of the Week
And here’s your USCHO.com Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week (also known as the USCHOAHAPOTW)
Ben Meisner, AIC – The sophomore allowed one goal on 63 shots to lead the Yellow Jackets to a sweep at Mercyhurst. His 3-0 shutout on Saturday was the fourth of his career.
Bryan Haczyk, Niagara – the forward from Nutley, N.J. had five points last week to help the Purple Eagles to a 2-1 record (win over Colgate and a split at Army)
Ben Danford, Canisius – The rookie from Stillwater, Minn. had a goal and three assists, including the game winner in overtime on Saturday.
Jason Torf, Air Force – Made a total of 75 saves in the Denver Cup last weekend to help the Falcons go 1-1.
Adam Pleskach, AIC – Pleskach had a four point weekend with two goals and two assists.
Ryan Leets, Army – The rookie goalie made 34 saves to beat Niagara. picking up his first AHA win.
Getting My Vote
My USCHO.com Men’s D-I Poll ballot this week:
7. North Dakota
12. Notre Dame
18. Western Michigan
20. Ferris State