Atlantic Hockey weekend wrap up 11/15/10

The last game of the week in Atlantic Hockey was the undoubtably the best. Air Force trailed No. 3 Yale 3-0 early in the third period but scored four times in the final 15 minutes to skate away with a 4-3 upset.

“This is one for the ages,” head coach Frank Serratore said after the game. “The people who saw this one saw something special.”

The win over Yale equaled the highest raned team Air Force has ever beaten. The Falcons defeated crosstown rival Colorado College, ranked No. 3 at the time, two years ago.

While the Falcons were playing non-league games and American International was idle, the rest of the AHA was battling for league points. Niagara, RIT and Mercyhurst all picked up sweeps, while Holy Cross and Robert Morris were able to pick up three points each.

Niagara staged its own comeback on Saturday, scoring four goals in the third period to defeat Bentley 5-3. The Purple Eagles had defeated the Falcons 4-1 the night before.

Mercyhust had an easy time with Army, outscoring the Black Knights 8-1 on the weekend; coming away with 4-0 and 4-1 wins.

RIT soundly defeated Connecticut 6-2 on Friday, but had to hold off a furious comback by the Huskies on Saturday in 5-3 victory.

Holy Cross overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to earn a 3-3 tie at Canisius on Saturday, and then skated to a 6-2 win on Sunday to take three points from the Gold Griffins.

And finally, Sacred Heart lead at Robert Morris 3-1 after the first period on Friday, but had to settle for a 4-4 tie as Chris Kushneriuk scored with just 28 seconds to play in regulation. The Colonials won 5-1 on Saturday.

How’d I Do?

I went 7-3-2  last weekend for a season total of 27-20-4 (.569).

Guest analyst Morgan Munizza had an outstanding weekend, posting a 9-1-2 record. He correctly called the AFA win over Yale.  I’m now 1-3 against my guests. Ouch.

Drop me an email if you’re interested in kicking me when I’m down.