AIC caps non-conference slate with 4-0 win over Vermont: Read more

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Head Coach Eric Lang talked about a lot of good things for AIC. Their final non-conference game against Vermont saw an Alex Aslanidis shutout, Casey McDonald pot his first collegiate goal, and some other good things for AIC. Blake Bennett quietly put home two goals on the night and paced the team to victory as well.

Lang said “ I thought we played a solid team game. We were connected in all three zones. It was a masterful road performance in terms of what it needed to look like inside of the game. We had a very good week of practice that we were able to lean on tonight. It’s great for us to get a win on the road in the manner that we did. We have a ways to go with our team right now it was a B effort for us. We need to find another gear here down the stretch.”

On the shutout , “Landy managed the game tremendously well. We kept everything outside and Landy was solid.”

On the game itself , “Every game is its own entity our focus has to remain on us. The goal is to be playing our best hockey late. We have done that better than anybody. A solid road win like this can jump start things for us. Lots of positives to build on and lots to improve upon.”

There are a lot of AIC connections at Vermont including Assistant Coach Stephen Wiedler. Lang talked about those connections , “Weeds is a great coach and and one of my dear friends. It was neat to see some of our players hugging him at the end of our game. Coach Wright was in the building who is a UVM grad he couldn’t lose tonight. I asked him who he was rooting for and he played right down the middle. His UVM roots run deep so I can give him a pass for rooting for his alma mater.”

On McDonald getting acclimated to AIC Lang said, “Casey going to be a very good player. He’s still getting acclimated to some things here. His best hockey is ahead of him.”

On their next opponent, an Army team that has started to play its best hockey of late, Lang said , “Army has found their identity I love the way they are playing right now. A monster win vs Providence and 4/6 points vs Canisius. We have our work cut out for us on Tuesday.Next play mentality for us. It’s a solid win but we are already moved onto Army.”

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