Robert Morris needed a spark after a 3-4-1 stumble last December.
But now in the second half of the season, the Colonials are riding an unbeaten streak (7-0-1) behind the stick of junior forward Zac Lynch who has scored at least two points a game during that stretch.
"I definitely feel like I brought a little more confidence into this season," Lynch said of his rejuvenated play. "I just learned a lot last year scoring wise and what it takes to win games. I learned a lot of leadership from the older guys, and I carried that into this season."
The 18th-ranked Colonials (20-5-5, 17-3-4), who are in first place in Hockey Atlantic standings, will need that confidence and leadership from Lynch when they face RIT on Feb. 20.