Air Force suffers first loss of season, 4-0, at Bentley
Oct. 26, 2007
WALTHAM, Mass. - Bentley scored three goals in the third period for a 4-0 win over Air Force in an Atlantic Hockey Association game at the John A. Ryan Center in Waltham, Mass.
Air Force, who has been receiving votes in the national polls, suffered its first loss of the season, falling to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the AHA. Bentley earned its first win of the season, improving to 1-4 and 1-0 in the conference. Tonight's game was the first league game for both teams.
Bentley scored first with a power-play goal from Marc Menzione at the 8:56 mark. Erik Peterson won a faceoff in the offensive zone and Menzine beat AFA goalie with a slap shot from the left point. The goal marked the first time Air Force trailed all season.
Bentley out-shot Air Force, 16-5, in the first period. Neither team scored in the second period as Air Force had three power plays and Bentley had two. Bentley held a 1-0 advantage after the first 40 minutes.
Bentley opened the third period with two goals in the first six minutes. Just 3:24 into the third period, Bentley scored a short-handed goal. With Air Force pinching in the offensive zone, the puck was poked out by Dain Prewitt. Erik Peterson picked it up in the neutral zone and skated in uncontested on Volkening. His wrister looked to be saved, but it slid under the arm of the goaltender and into the net just as the Falcon power play expired. Less than a minute later, BC took a 3-0 lead. Prewitt took a pass from behind the net and scored his first of the season at 4:26. Prewitt scored his second goal of the game with an empty-netter with 3:34 remaining. AFA out-shot Bentley, 15-5, in third period.
Air Force was outshot, 32-29, in the game. AFA was 0-for-5 on the power play while BC was 1-for-3. Volkening made 28 saves in the while Bentley's Joe Calvi stopped all 29 shots he faced.
The same two teams conclude the series Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:05 p.m. ET.