March 16, 2009

Air Force Defeats Sacred Heart to Win AHA Quarterfinal Series

March 15, 2009

Final Stats

Colorado Springs, CO - Senior Greg Flynn and junior Jacques Lamoureux each had two goals and two assists and Brent Olson added two goals and an assist to lead Air Force to an 8-1 victory over Sacred Heart in the deciding third game of the Atlantic Hockey quarterfinals. Sunday night at Cadet Ice Arena. Junior Erik Boisvert (Drummondville, QC) scored the Pioneers only goal.

Flynn got the Falcons off to a fast start, scoring two goals in the first nine minutes of the game. At the 5:54 mark, Flynn took a pass from Paul Wesibarger and blasted a one-timer from the blue-line which beat Stefan Drew (Oakbank, MB). Flynn repeated his feat at the 8:32 mark, one-timing a shot from the right circle off a feed from Michael Mayara to give the Falcons a 2-0 lead.

Lamoureux made it 3-0 with 1:15 remaining in the first period, firing in a hard angle shot from the left side. The junior opened the second period lighting the lamp as well, snapping a wrist shot past Olivier St. Onge (Wickham, QC) 45 seconds into the period.

Boisvert put the Pioneers on the board at the 1:52 mark of the second period. With Sacred Heart on the power-play the junior took a pass from senior Dave Grimson (Mozart, SK) and snapped a quick shot from the right face-off circle, beating Air Force goaltender Andrew Volkening for his 15th goal of the year.

The Falcons scored three unanswered goals in the second period to blow the game open. Olson scored his first goal at the 3:22 mark. Michael Mayara and Jeff Hajner each recorded tallies in a two minute window late in the period. Olson netted his second goal of the game at the 7:44 mark of the third period to complete the scoring.

Air Force controlled much of the play offensively, finishing with a 51-15 advantage in shots on goal. Drew made 14 saves in the first period before being replaced by St. Onge who stopped 29 shots in the final two periods.

Senior Bear Trapp (Regina, SK) finished his career with 156 points, two shy of the school record. His 56 goals were good for fourth all-time while his 100 career assists are the most in SHU history. Senior Kyle Tyll (Sandy Hook, CT) played in a school record 146 games during his four year Pioneer career.