Air Force travels to Canisius and Robert Morris for AHA games

    Mike McDonald

    Mike McDonald

    Oct. 24, 2012

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    This Week Air Force (0-2-2) opens Atlantic Hockey Association play with a pair of road games at Canisius and Robert Morris. Air Force at Canisius (1-3-0) on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:05 p.m. ET at the Buffalo State Sports Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. The Falcons then travel to Robert Morris (1-1-0) on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:05 p.m. ET at the Island Sports Complex in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    The Last Meeting
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    January 30, 2012
    Buffalo, N.Y.
    Air Force and Canisius skate to 1-1 overtime tie
    Air Force and Canisius skated to a 1-1 overtime in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Monday, Jan. 30, at the Buffalo State Sports Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. With the tie, Air Force moved into a tie for third place in the league with a 12-7-6 overall record and a 10-4-5 mark in the AHA.

    The Last Meeting
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    February 25, 2012
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Air Force clinches regular-season title with 3-0 win at Robert Morris
    Air Force clinched the regular season championship and a the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Hockey Tournament with a 3-0 win over Robert Morris in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Clearview Arena in Moon Township, Pa. Air Force concludes the regular season with a 17-9-7 overall record and a 15-6-6 mark in the AHA. Robert Morris fell to 15-14-5 overall and 13-9-5 in the league.

    Radio/Internet/Television Both games will be broadcast in Colorado Springs on The Sports Animal AM 1300 and on the internet at www.GoAirForceFalcons.com. Jay Ritchie will call the play-by-play while Dave Toller will provide color analysis. Pregame show begins 30 minutes before faceoff each day. Both games will be video streamed live with audio by America One Television. Subscriptions can be purchased at www.americaone.com/college. No Television.

    AHA Openers In AHA season openers, Air Force is 4-2 since joining the league for the 2006-07 season. Air Force has only opened the league schedule on the road twice and the Falcons are 0-2 (2007-08 and 2010-11). In the first AHA road game of the season, AFA is just 2-4.

    Series vs. the Golden Griffs Air Force leads the all-time series vs. Canisius, 7-5-6. Four of the last six games in the series have ended in a tie and AFA is 2-0-4 in those games. The last Air Force win at Buffalo was a 3-0 win last season The last Canisius win was a 3-1 victory in Buffalo on Oct. 31, 2009. AFA is 5-2-2 all-time vs. Canisius in Buffalo

    Series vs.the Colonials Air Force and Robert Morris have met 16 times and the series is deadlocked at 8-8. The teams played nine times as members of the College Hockey America conference and the Colonials had a 6-3 lead in the series. The teams met as non-conference opponents in November, 2006, and the Falcons won a 4-3 game at the Academy. The teams renewed the rivalry as Atlantic Hockey opponents for the 2010-11 season. As AHA opponents, AFA has a 4-2 lead in the series. RMU had won six straight games from 2005-2006. AFA has won five of the last seven games in the series.

    Scouting the Golden Griffs Canisius is 1-3 overall this season. The Griffs split two games in the Kendall Classic in Anchorage by losing to Alaska-Anchorage (2-0) and beating Alaska-Fairbanks (3-1). The Griffs lost a pair of close games at 10th-ranked Western Michigan last weekend (3-0 and 2-1). Senior Preston Shupe leads the team with two points on one goal and one assist Junior Tony Capobianco has started three of the four games in goal. He has a 2.26 GAA and a .931 saves percentage. Freshman Keegan Asmundson earned the team's only win, a 3-1 victory over Alaska-Fairbanks. He has a .971 saves percentage and a 1.00 GAA

    Scouting the Colonials Robert Morris is 1-1 this season after splitting at Quinnipiac last weekend Quinnipiac won the first game, 4-0, while the Colonials won game two, 4-0 In the second game, Quinnipiac outshot RMU, 48-25. However, RMU goalie Eric Levine stopped all 48, including 19 in the third period. Zach Hervato scored twice for the Colonials Hervato leads the team with two goals this season.

     

     

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