American International knows that success in March begins now.
Before it can make history with a fourth consecutive Atlantic Hockey championship, Eric Lang’s group is testing itself against a non-conference gauntlet that has included an exhibition game at Boston College and home-and-home series against Providence, UMass and Quinnipiac. A set with another Hockey East foe, UConn, awaits in December.
“It’s a great reminder of how close we really are to being one of the top-tier programs in the country,” Lang said of playing the likes of Providence and UMass, two national title-winning programs. “We didn’t pick our battles with some great programs. We picked some battles with elites, the best of the best. That’s the goal for us.”