Nov. 30, 2012
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force hockey team will compete in the annual Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 29-30. Top-ranked Boston College will face Alabama-Huntsville in the tournament's first game, Saturday, Dec. 29, at 4 p.m. CT in Mariucci Arena. Air Force will face the host school, third-ranked Minnesota, on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. The Air Force-Minnesota game will be televised lived on Fox Sports North.
On Sunday, Dec. 30, Air Force will meet Alabama-Huntsville at 4 p.m. while Minnesota will host Boston College at 7 p.m.
The tournament, which traditionally features a championship game on the second day of competition, will step away from that format this year. Since all four matchups are predetermined, the tournament champion will be the team with the best overall record. In the event of teams having an identical record the first tiebreaker will be goal differential. The second tiebreaker is the fewest amount of goals allowed.