Ramsey and Hajner score twice in 4-1 win over Army
Jan. 19, 2007
Air Force moved into a tie for third place with Army with 23 points. The Falcons are now 12-8-5 overall and 9-3-5 in the league. Army fell to 10-9-3 overall and 10-6-3 in the AHA. AFA has now lost just once in the last 10 games (5-1-4).
Hajner, a freshman winger from Las Vegas, put the Falcons on the board at the 7:53 mark of the first period. After Theo Zacour won a faceoff, Hajner fired a shot that beat Black Knight goalie Josh Kessel. With 3:24 left in the first period, Army tied the game on a somewhat controversial goal. Luke Flicek created a turnover in AFA's end and took a shot that was saved by Ben Worker. Bryce Hollweg then followed with a shot that was saved under the pads. Just as a whistle blew, the puck came free and slid over the line to tie the game at 1-1. Hollweg was credited with the goal from Flicek.
The Falcons then scored the next three goals of the game. Ramsey scored the eventual game-winner on the power play at the 12:29 mark of the second period. Mike Phillipich made a no-look pass to Eric Ehn in the slot. Ehn found Ramsey wide open on the right side for a 2-1 lead.
Early in the third period, Ramsey scored his second of the game and 14th of the season. Ehn made the pass from behind the net to Ramsey at the bottom of the right circle. Ramsey went high to beat Kassel. With 5:58 remaining, Hajner netted his second of the game for a 4-1 lead. Josh Schaffer led a rush up ice and then hit the post with a wrister from the slot. Hajner cleaned up the rebound for his sixth of the year, just one second after a power play expired.
Ehn, a junior from Dexter, Mich., had two assists on the night and still leads the nation in scoring with 45 points (19-26-45) in 25 games.
AFA was 1-for-5 on the power play while Army was 0-for-4. The Falcons out-shot the Black Knights, 28-22, in the game. Worker, a senior from Thief River Falls, Minn., made 21 saves. He has started three of the last four games and has a 2-0-1 record. Kassel made 24 saves for Army.
The same two teams conclude the series Saturday, Jan. 20, at 6:05 p.m. at the Cadet Ice Arena.