I believe he was referring to Atlantic Hockey being the worst conference.
A possible reason for Atlantic Hockey being perceived as a lower conference, is the number of schools such as AIC, Bentley, RIT, Mercyhurst, only playing one sport, Ice Hockey, as a Division 1 sport.
We have a new coaching staff. HC can leverage their enthusiasm and initiative to do some damage in the AHA. It will be a multi-year project but should be enjoyable to watch the progress. There will be regular OOC opportunities to play teams from stronger leagues (every OOC game😗) and a fair shot at qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.