Photo: Canisius College goaltender Tony Capobianco, shown here stopping Quinnipiac’s Matthew Peca during a NCAA East Regional game last March, will play a major role in his school’s defense of their 2012-13 Atlantic Hockey title (courtesy of Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Hockey's Future has taken a look at five of the 12 teams in the NCAA's Atlantic Hockey conference in the first part of our conference preview. The remaining seven teams are covered below in part two of our 2013-14 Atlantic Hockey preview.
Photo: Bentley University forward Andrew Gladiuk was Atlantic Hockey’s top rookie in the 2012-13 season (courtesy of SportsPix)
With the dramatic changes that have taken place in the college hockey landscape, Atlantic Hockey is one of only two conferences that remain unchanged heading into 2013-14. This season, Atlantic Hockey features two NHL prospects representing UConn and RIT, respectively.
Photo: Washington Capitals prospect Riley Barber and his Miami University teammates will play in the newly-formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference in 2013-14 (courtesy of Tim G. Zechar / Icon SMI)
The NCAA college hockey landscape, as we knew it six months ago, will look vastly different this season with two new conferences making their debuts and the demise of a storied one.
Photo: A native of southern California, goaltender Thatcher Demko has worked his way onto the radars of many NHL teams in the past year. Demko is beginning his freshman season with Boston College. (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
If the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game is any indication, the state of California will be well represented at the 2014 NHL Draft. Four California-born players participated in the September 26th exhibition game, led by forward Chase De Leo and goaltender Thatcher Demko, both of whom head into the 2013-14 season with an 'A' ranking from NHL Central Scouting.
Photo: 2014 prospect Austin Poganski will spend the 2013-14 season with the USHL’s Tri-City Storm before moving on to the University of North Dakota (courtesy of the Tri-City Storm)
When Austin Poganski takes the ice for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team this weekend at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, much will have changed since the St. Cloud, MN native made his red, white and blue debut last year.