Atlantic Hockey: Two things to watch

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As our two things to watch for multiple team’s continues, today we feature a Mercyhurst team that has a lot to replace and a Bentley ream that was compwtutuce for a title in the first half of the season.

Mercyhurst

The Lakers have stars to replace. That is their first goal this season. In terms of impact lost, arguably the Lakers lost as much as AIC did I’d not more. Their goalie is in the Big 10 now, one of their leading scorers Dante Sheriff is in the ECHL, and the Lakers have a challenge of finding depth for the season. They have a big recruiting class geared around offense, and Vermont transfer Tyler Harmon coming to help in net, but they have a lot of scoring to replace and fast.

Bentley

The Falcons are one of the fastest teams in Atlantic Hockey. Their item to watch is how they maintain consistency. This team went from first place in November to being drummed out of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs in the quarterfinals in a clean sweep. They have added a lot of talent, from freshman Nick Niemo to transfer Ethan Leyh to help with that. If the Falcons can replicate their first two months all season then the end can be a bit better for them. They have the pieces to compete but need to keep things going throughout the year.

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