Air Force (15-12-4, 10-10-3 AHC) continues its stretch of three games in five days as the Falcons face Sacred Heart (9-16-4, 7-12-4 AHC), Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 12:05 pm at the TD Bank Sports Center on the campus of Quinnipiac University. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Academy, but was postponed due to the government shutdown.
Radio Show Changes to Feb. 18
Due to the rescheduling of the Air Force-Sacred Heart game, the Air Force hockey radio show with head coach Frank Serratore, and host Jay Ritchie, has moved from Tuesday, Feb. 13, to Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Old Chicago on Woodmen and I-25.
Every home game and every Atlantic Hockey game will be streamed on AtlanticHockey.tv or a subscription fee.
Both games will be broadcast on Xtra Sports 1300 in Colorado Springs and will be available online at www.GoAirForceFalcons.com. The game is also available on TuneIn. Jay Ritchie will call the play-by-play while Dave Toller will provide color analysis. Pregame show begins 30 minutes before faceoff.
Scouting the Pioneers
Sacred Heart is 9-16-4 and 7-12-4 in the AHC. SHU is coming off of a sweep on the road at Niagara, 7-1 and 5-3. The Pioneers have won four of the last six, including four in the row on the road. Sophomore Vito Bavaro leads the team with 14 goals and 25 points. Junior Brett Magnus has started 22 of the 29 games in goal and has a 3.30 GAA and a .901 saves percentage. Magnus earned both wins last weekend at Niagara.
Series vs. Sacred Heart
Air Force and Sacred Heart have played 42 times and the Falcons hold a 26-10-6 lead in the series that began in 2000. Air Force is 5-2-1 in the last seven games against SHU. The teams have played three times this season with each team winning once and one tie. Air Force took three points in the series in Bridgeport while SHU won the single game in Colorado.
Air Force split a two-game series at Bentley last week and is 7-2-1 in the last 10 games ... The Falcons have won five of the last six ... Evan Giesler (9-10-19) leads the team with 19 points ... Giesler scored a goal in game two at Bentley ... Erik Baskin leads the team with 12 goals, including his first career hat trick in the win over Colorado College, Dec. 29 ... Air Force has killed 38 of the last 40 opponent power plays (95 percent) ... Billy Christopoulos has allowed just 16 goals in his last 11 games and has two shutouts in his last nine games ... Christopoulos made his 1,000th career save in the 3-0 win over AIC, Feb. 2 ... The injury bug has bitten the Falcons hard this season as 17 players have combined to miss 150 games due to injury.