Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals

Air Force holds off Niagara 2-1 to take a 1-0 series lead
Air Force defeats Niagara 2-1 in game one of their quarterfinal series at the Cadet Ice Arena.

The Air Force hockey team is a win away from another trip to next weekend’s Atlantic Hockey Championships in Rochester, NY on the heels of last night’s hard fought 2-1 quarterfinal win over Niagara at the Cadet Ice Arena.

Air Force holds off Niagara 2-1 to take a 1-0 series lead
Cole Gunner opens the Falcons’ scoring at 6:28 of the 2nd period off a pass from Alex Demers.
Air Force holds off Niagara 2-1 to take a 1-0 series lead
Max Hartner one-times the game winner off a pass by George Michalke III
beating Niagara’s goaltender Jackson Teichroeb at 9:43 of the 2nd.

Tickets are still available for game 2 tonight (and Sunday’s game 3 if necessary). Come support the Falcons and their drive to get back to the NCAA tournament.

duh-MERZ!

Air Force swept first place Mercyhurst last weekend with a 5-3 track meet win on Friday and followed up with a 2-0 victory in a defensive battle on Saturday. The Falcons picked up 4 big points from the conference leading Lakers in their bid to secure a top 4 slot in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs .

The Falcons’ Chad Demers (duh-MERZ), #17, scored Saturday’s game winner with 1:34 to go in the game. To say he, and the team, were excited would be an understatement.

Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
Chad Demers in the offensive zone driving to the net.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
Demers redirects a Cole Gunner pass and watches
the puck slide by Mercyhurst goaltender Jordan Tibbett.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
The goal puts Air Force up 1-0 with 1:34 to play.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
duh-MERZ! duh-MERZ! duh-MERZ!
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
The goal blows the lid off an amped up Cadet Ice Arena.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
Demers launches himself into the glass in front of the Cadet cheering section.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
The Falcons celebrate in front of their fans.
Air Force sweeps Mercyhurst on the back of tonight's 2-0 victory.
Cole Gunner follows up with a launch of his own.

Air Force hosts RIT on February 21 & 22 to close out the regular season home schedule. Get your butt out there and watch some damn good hockey.