College Hockey:
Sterling Stars, CC Overpowers AFA

— Colorado College scored four power-play goals, including two in the third period, as the Tigers beat Air Force, 4-1, in a nonconference game Friday at Cadet Ice Arena.

A crowd of 2,879, the second-highest attendance in school history, watched as 11th-ranked Colorado College improved to 3-0 on the season. Air Force suffered its first defeat of the young season and fell to 1-1-1.

At one point in the first period, Colorado College held a 9-2 shot advantage, but the Falcons came back to even the game.

CC scored first as Brett Sterling tallied on the power play, with assists from Marty Sertich and Jack Hillen at 5:44 of the first period.

Air Force tied the score at 9:41 of the first period as sophomore Andrew Ramsey scored on the power play. Brandon Merkosky gave Ramsey the puck at the blue line, and Ramsey skated down the slot uncontested for his second goal of the season.

Falcon sophomore goalie Peter Foster held the Tigers scoreless for the remainder of the period, making several sensational stops at close range.

Sterling’s second goal of the game was also on the power play at 11:17 of the second period. His goal came from Mark Stuart and Aaron Slattengren.

The Tigers scored twice in the third period, courtesy of Marty Sertich and Jimmy Kilpatrick. Sertich’s goal came at 1:04 on the power play after the Falcons were whistled for too many men on the ice. Kilpatrick’s goal was at 12:52, from Sertich and Brady Greco.

CC outshot Air Force, 27-25, for the game. The Falcons were 1-for-11 on the power play while CC was 4-for-9. Curtis McElhinney made 24 saves for the Tigers while Foster stopped 23 for the Falcons.

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