COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Adam McKenzie led the Falcons with one goal and two assists for three points, while seven different Air Force players found the back of the net as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Air Force, 7-0, at the Cadet Ice Arena on Saturday evening in Atlantic Hockey action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 4-2-0 overall (3-2-0 AHA), while the Falcons improve to 2-3-3 overall (2-1-1 AHA).
The Falcons took a 1-0 lead when Ryan Timar found the back of the net at 9:46 of the first period for his first goal of the season. Then at 13:03, Chad Demers netted a power play goal at 13:03 to increase the lead to 2-0 for his third goal of the season. Air Force outshot Holy Cross, 8-2, while the Falcons went 1-2 on the power play.
Air Force extended its lead to 3-0 at 7:34 of the second period when Scott Holm fired the puck to the upper right corner of the net for his second goal of the season. The Falcons increased their lead to 4-0 at 18:03 when McKenzie found the back of the net on the power play for his first goal of the season. Air Force outshot Holy Cross by a 13-10 margin, while the Crusaders went 1-4 on the man-advantage and the Crusaders went 0-2.
At 5:35 of the third period, Stephen Carew scored on a penalty shot to make it a 5-0 contest. At 7:28, Jason Fabian fired a shot to the upper right corner of the net for his fifth goal of the season. Ben Carey netted a short-handed goal at 15:54 for the final goal of the contest.
Junior goalie Derek Kump (Falmouth, Maine) made 25 saves, while Jason Torf posted 23 saves to improve to 2-3-3 on the season. Air Force outshot Holy Cross, 32-23, while the Crusaders went 0-3 on the power play and the Falcons went 2-6.
The Crusaders return to action on Friday, Nov. 9, when they host Atlantic Hockey opponent Bentley at the Hart Center at 7:00 p.m.