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Canisius ranked second in Atlantic Hockey preseason poll

Canisius received four first-place votes and is ranked second in the Atlantic Hockey preseason poll released Tuesday.

Two-time defending Atlantic Hockey Tournament champion Air Force is ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive year. Air Force received seven first-place votes and 97 points total.

The Golden Griffins were five points behind with 92 total points.

There is a significant drop until Robert Morris at No. 3 with 66 points.

Niagara is listed as last in the preseason poll with 21 points.

Canisius and Niagara both have exhibition games on Oct. 6. Niagara faces York at 3 p.m. on campus and Canisius faces Toronto at 4:35 p.m. at HarborCenter.

Here is the complete preseason poll:

1. Air Force – 97 points (seven first-place votes)
2. Canisius – 92 points (four first-place votes)
3. Robert Morris – 66 points
4. Mercyhurst – 65 points
5. AIC – 60 points
6. Army – 55 points
7. RIT – 49 points
8. Holy Cross – 40 points
9. Bentley – 31 points
10. Sacred Heart – 29 points
11. Niagara – 21 points

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