Falcons host Alabama-Huntsville, Oct. 16-17
Oct. 14, 2009
This Week Air Force (0-2) hosts Alabama-Huntsville (1-1) in a non-conference college hockey series, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 16-17, at 7:05 p.m. MT each night at Cadet Ice Arena.
Radio/Internet * Both will be broadcast in Colorado Springs on AM 1300 KCS and on the internet at GoAirForceFalcons.com * Both games will be video streamed with audio by the B2 Network on a subscription basis. For more information, please go to AtlanticHockeyOnline.com
Home Stand Ahead * Air Force plays its next four games, and six of the next eight, at Cadet Ice Arena
The Streak Continues *E ntering the UAH series, Air Force has a streak of eight consecutive regular-season sellouts at the Cadet Ice Arena.
The Coaches * Air Force coach Frank Serratore (Bemidji State, 1982) is in his 13th season as the Falcons' head coach * He has led the Falcons to three straight conference championships and NCAA Tournament berths. * Winningest coach in the history of Air Force hockey with a record of 198-214-32 (13th year at AFA) and a career mark of 247-306-41 (17th year) * UAH's Danton Cole (Michigan State, 1991) is in his third season at UAH with a school and overall record 0f 12-42-9
Scouting the Chargers *UAH is 1-1 after splitting at No. 5 Notre Dame in South Bend last week. UAH won the first game, 3-2 and lost the second game, 3-1 * The Chargers scored the game-winner on Friday with a power play goal with five seconds remaining * Goaltender Cameron Talbot made 39 saves on Friday and 48 on Saturday
Home Openers * Air Force has been strong in home openers in the 12 years under coach Frank Serratore. * In the first home game of the season, Serratore has led the Falcons to a 8-3-1 mark. * The only losses have been to Colorado College twice and Denver once. * In the season-opening home series, AFA is 18-5-1.
Serratore Closing in on #200 * Head coach Frank Serratore is already the winningest coach in Air Force hockey history * He needs two wins to hit 200th win at Air Force (record of 198-212-32 in his 13th season)
* After opening the season on the road, Air Force returns home to Cadet Ice Arena
* AFA was 16-4 at home last season
* Since the Cadet Ice Arena was built in 1968, Air Force has won 60 percent of its games in the building
* Over the last two season, AFA has won 76 percent of its home games with a record of 27-7-5