Air Force Hockey

<p>Falcons 1 win from NCAA berth</p>


<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Junior Brent Olson and sophomore Matt Fairchild each had a pair of goals and goaltender Andrew Volkening posted his fourth shutout in the past seven games Saturday to lead the Air Force Falcons as they blanked No. 2-seeded RIT 5-0 in the Atlantic Hockey League semifinals.</p>

<p>In front of a league recordsetting crowd of 3,933 in RIT’s hometown, the No. 3 Falcons earned a place in the championship game for the second straight year. The winner advances to the NCAA Tournament.</p>

<p>“This has been our goal since day one,” Volkening said. “Ever since that loss last year to Minnesota, we’ve wanted to go back. It’s kind of on our bucket list.”</p>

<p>yeah, Volks! he was in my squad last year. It's great news for the team, but its sad that the hockey frosh missed Recognition. they could use it to appreciate this place more.</p>

<p>anyway, GO FALCONS!!!</p>

<p>Falcons tournament bound</p>

<p>Frider’s goal seals AHA Tournament championship, clinches Air Force’s second straight trip to NCAAs</p>


<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Air Force’s late-season surge will continue because Josh Frider scored 56 seconds into the second overtime to defeat Mercyhurst 5-4 Sunday at Blue Cross Arena and send the Falcons into the NCAA Division I hockey tournament.</p>

<p>Frider’s second goal of the game gave Air Force the Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament title for the second consecutive year and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.</p>