Holy Cross Men's Hockey Falls To Air Force, 1-0

Jordan Cyr

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WORCESTER, Mass. - Air Force goaltender Andrew Volkening made a spectacular glove save on Crusader junior forward Jordan Cyr's (Winnipeg, Manitoba) wrist shot from the slot at the buzzer as the Holy Cross men's hockey team was shut out 1-0 by the Falcons Friday night at the Hart Center. With the loss, the Crusaders drop to 3-5-1 (3-3-1 Atlantic Hockey), while the Falcons improve to 5-5-1 (5-1-1 Atlantic Hockey).

The lone goal of the contest came at the 13:18 mark of the third period. Falcon forward Matt Fairchild skated in strong from the right circle, made a move at the goal line and slid the puck through Crusader freshman netminder Thomas Tysowsky (Amherst, N.Y.). Brad Sellers and Jeff Hajner picked up the assists.

The teams played nearly even hockey over the first 40 minutes of the contest. Air Force held a slim 11-10 edge in shots after the first period, but Holy Cross outshot the Falcons 12-7 over the next 20 minutes. Air Force returned the favor in the third period, outshooting the Crusaders 12-7. The Falcons also won 41 of 73 faceoffs in the game.

Volkening's record improved to 5-5-1 with the win, while Tysowsky dropped to 3-4-1. Both goaltenders made 29 saves on the evening.

The Crusaders return to action Saturday, Nov. 14 when they again host Air Force at the Hart Center. Faceoff is set for 7:00 p.m.