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Today, in about 90 minutes, AIC plays the third and deciding game against Holy Cross to advance to the Atlantic Hockey Semifinal round. Eric Lang, AIC Head Coach said of the changes his team needs to make “this isn’t the time of year we start maneuvering our system and adjusting to what our opponent is doing. What you see is what you get. We need to be better inside of how we need to play.”
AIC has had moments of great triumphs this season and moments like yesterday where they have gotten out played. What defines teams coached by Lang is how they respond to adversity. One thing Lang did mention is that “We have to do a better job of getting more guys around the puck.”
For today, the math is simple, extend your season or it ends today. AIC needs to get back to their form through making responsible plays in their own end and not giving Holy Cross endless rebound looks. This is a team that has had its ups and downs throughout the year. Today is a chance to show the hockey world, with their season on the line, if they can respond to adversity one more time and earn another home series, or if a team that is used to playing more than three games in the postseason will see their postseason come to an abrupt end. Lang and the rest of us will see what goes down in 90 minutes.
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