Air Force (5-4-1, 1-3-0 AHC) travels to Worcester, Mass., for a two-game Atlantic Hockey Conference series against the Holy Cross Crusaders (3-2-3, 3-1-3 AHC), Friday-Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at 7:05 pm ET each night at the Hart Center.
Every home game and every Atlantic Hockey game will be streamed on AtlanticHockey.tv for a subscription fee.
Both games will be broadcast on Xtra Sports 1300 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 each day.
Including the Holy Cross series, Air Force will have played eight of its first 12 on the road ... Matt Koch leads the team with seven points (3-4-7) ... Eight players have scored between four and seven points this season ... Phil Boje is second in the nation with 28 blocked shots ... Since returning to the lineup after injury, Matt Serratore has scored six points (4-2-6) in six games ... He had a five-game scoring streak snapped against Army ... Five different players have scored Air Force’s six power-play goals (Baskin has two) ... The attendance of 3,326 in the first game against Army is the second highest in school history (3,535 in 2008).
Scouting the Crusaders
Holy Cross (3-2-3 overall and 2-1-3 AHC) is currently in third place in the league. Holy Cross opened the season with a five-game unbeaten streak (3-0-2). Since then, the Crusaders are winless in their last three (0-2-1). The unbeaten streak included two home ties with Mercyhurst, two home wins over Bentley and a home win over Dartmouth. After a loss at Princeton, Holy Cross got one point on the road at Robert Morris last week. Senior Scott Pooley leads the league with eight goals and is third with 10 points in eight games. Senior Paul Berrafato has started all eight games in goal and has a 2.67 GAA and a .922 saves percentage.
Series vs. Holy Cross
Air Force and Holy Cross have played 45 times and Air Force holds a 22-11-12 lead in the series that began in 1993. As Atlantic Hockey rivals, the teams have played 30 times and nearly one-third of those games (nine) and have ended in a tie. Air Force leads the AHC series, 14-7-9. The teams played twice last season in Worcester and the Crusaders took three points. Since 2012 (14 games), Air Force has won just three (3-6-5). In the last 11 games played at Holy Cross, Air Force is 2-4-5. The teams have played 24 times at Holy Cross and nine of them have ended in a tie. Air Force leads the series, 7-6-9.