Air Force idle until Nov. 23-24 at UConn
Nov. 15, 2012
This Week fà Air Force (3-4-3 overall and 2-1-1 AHA) is off until Nov. 23-24 when the Falcons travel to Connecticut for a two-game Atlantic Hockey Association series with the UConn Huskies. fà The teams will meet on Friday, Nov. 23, at 4 p.m. ET at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum on the UConn campus in Storrs, Conn. fà The two teams will conclude the series on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn, at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be the first of a doubleheader at the XL Center as the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League) hosts the Norfolk Admirals at 7 p.m. The Nov. 24th game was originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.
Radio/Internet/Television fà Both games will be broadcast in Colorado Springs on The Sports Animal AM 1300 and on the internet at www.GoAirForceFalcons.com. fà Jay Ritchie will call the play-by-play while Dave Toller will provide color analysis. fà Pregame show begins 30 minutes before faceoff each day. fà Both games will be video streamed live with audio by America One Television. Subscriptions can be purchased at www.americaone.com/college.
The Coach fà Head coach Frank Serratore is in his 16th season at Air Force with a record of 258-254-54 record (566 games). fà He is the winningest coach in the history of Air Force hockey, having led Air Force to five AHA championships and five NCAA Tournaments in the last six years. fà In his 20th season as a collegiate head coach, he has an overall record of 307-346-63 (716 games).
Nothing Settled fà Last season, Air Force set a new school record with seven ties. fà Air Force already has three ties this season and has tied 10 times in the last 49 games.
Torf Tallies 1,500 Career Saves
fà Junior goalie Jason Torf has 1,531 career saves, becoming just the 11th goalie in school history with 1,500 career stops.
fà Torf reached the milestone on Nov. 10 at Penn State
fà He is the first to reach the plateau since Andrew Volkening (2007-10) who finished his career with 2,909.
fà Torf currently ranks 11th on the career saves list. Peter Foster (2004-07) ranks 10th with 1,688.
fà There Al Morrison (1971-75) holds the career saves record with 3,270.