Oct. 5, 2009
USAFA, Colo. - Jacques Lamoureux scored two goals as Air Force beat the University of Calgary, 3-1, in an exhibition college hockey game Monday, Oct. 5, at the Academy's Cadet Ice Arena.
Lamoureux, who led the nation in goals last season, opened the scoring at the 3:46 mark of the first period. His goal from Derrick Burnett and Jeff Hajner gave the Falcons a 1-0 lead. Burnett's shot was saved and the puck sat in the crease before Lamoureux punched it in. Lamoureux struck again in the second period giving Air Force a 2-0 lead at 16:50 on the power play. Burnett and Tim Kirby assisted on the play as Lamoureux scored on a wrister from the bottom of the right circle. The Dinos made the game interesting late in the third period when Dan Ehrman scored from the bottom of the left circle from Torrie Wheat and Aaron Richards. Calgary pulled its goalie from the net with 35 seconds left and the Falcons capitalized. Scott Kozlak cleared the puck to center ice and Paul Weisgarber fed Blake Page for an empty-net goal with seven seconds left.
Air Force out-shot Calgary, 27-24, in the game. The Falcons were 1-for-2 on the power play while Calgary was 0-for-3. Andrew Volkening went the distance for Air Force, making 23 saves, including 11 in the third period. Three different goaltenders played for Calgary. Nathan Deobald started and made three saves while allowing a goal. Jeff Weber played the second period and allowed one goal on 10 shots. Dustin Butler played the third period and stopped all 12 shots he faced.
"Calgary was impressive having played there third game in three nights. They are a classy bunch of guys and gave us a good game," head coach Frank Serratore said. "We have to get better in some areas. There are always little things you can improve on. This game gives us a point of reference on the things we need to improve on before we go to Bemidji. Andrew Volkening was quietly brilliant tonight. There were several flurries when they could have scored. Our top line scored two goals. Our best players were our best players and that is how it is going to have to be for us to be successful."
Air Force opens the regular season on the road, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 9-10, at Bemidji State in Bemidji, Minn.