Air Force ties Alaska-Anchorage, 3-3

ANCHORAGE — John Kruse scored with 0.2 seconds remaining in the third period to force overtime after the visiting Falcons pulled goalie Jason Torf while on the power play for a 6-on-4 advantage for the final 60 seconds of regulation.

The teams skated a scoreless five-minute overtime for a 3-3 nonconference tie.

UAA (1-0-1) took a 3-2 lead late in third period, leading for the first time after the Falcons opened up a 2-0 lead on goals by Stephen Carew and Tony Thomas in the opening eight minutes.

Air Force (0-0-2) hosts Colorado College Friday and travels to Denver on Saturday. The Falcons tied Alaska-Fairbanks 3-3 Friday night in the opener of the Kendall Hockey Classic at Sullivan Arena.

Canisius defeated UAF earlier, 3-1. As a result, UAA won its own tournament with a 1-0-1 record

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About paisleyhockey
I am the college hockey writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette focusing on the Atlantic Hockey Association, National Collegiate Hockey Conference and Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

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