College Hockey:
Starkey Nets Winner As Air Force Edges UConn

— Tom Starkey’s early third-period goal stood up as the game-winner as Air Force edged Connecticut 2-1 at the Cadet Ice Arena on Saturday night.

UConn scored first, as Travis Wood shot the puck into the upper right corner of the net after he received a cross-ice pass from Ciro Longobardi just 2:58 into the game.

But Air Force opened the second period with a power-play goal by Scott Zwiers to knot the game at one.

The two teams played scoreless hockey for the remainder of the stanza despite Air Force outshooting Connecticut, 21-7, but the Falcons notched a quick goal in the third period for the victory as Starkey shot a rebounded puck over UConn keeper John Chain, caught down after the original save.

For the game, Chain recorded 35 saves in net, while Air Force’s Marc Kielkucki stopped 18 Connecticut shots.

The loss was UConn’s third straight, dropping its overall record to 6-11-2, while Air Force improved to 11-8-1.

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  • Jdorf40

    He’s lucky. He was scooting along pretty good. I was worried it might be worse than this. It was a good clean hit, he was just exposed after taking the shot. Nelson had a rough tournament. He played well against Denver but took some brutal hits.

  • Scotty

    Nothing but class, as always.

  • Why USCHO?

    Why does USCHO think it is OK to let people post crap like our BC friend here – calling Sioux fans idiots. Just like the NCAA – they don’t like UND.

  • David123

    Wait, this guy is from Boston and he’s calling others obnoxious? Wow, the hypocrisy is so thick you could cut it.

  • EliBlue

    Brock, hang in there and speedy recovery. Hoping you make it back on the ice

    • LincolnJim

      well said. Rivalry aside and wishing a full comeback

  • Dan

    Glad the injury wasn’t as serious as it could have been. This Miami fan and hockey parent wishes Brock a speedy recovery and the opportunity to get back on the ice ASAP.

  • Sueh8ter

    because und fans are idiots. the truth is the truth!!!!!!

    • Gemartin

      You are the idiot, not the Sioux fans.

      • Sueh8ter

        how many of you tools were at the X on sat. night??? no sea of green sat. all the cry babies were headed west on 94. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!!!

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