Halloran power-play goal gives AFA 2-1 lead

Air Force sophomore defenseman Alex Halloran ripped a slap shot through traffic and the puck found its way between Tony Capobianco’s leg pads to make it 2-1 off a power-play goal with 7:21 left in the second.

That power-play goal was big because although Air Force out shot the Griffs 20-5, but only held a one-goal lead headed into the third because of a poor pass by Air Force’s John Kruse which the Golden Griffins cashed it in.

Kyle Gibbons intercepted a weak cross-ice pass by Kruse along the Air Force blue line, setting up a rush into the zone. Gibbons soon made a backward pass to Mitch McCrank who scored into a wide-open net after a Falcons player slid into Air Force goalie Jason Torf.

Junior right wing Ryan Timar was injured with 42.5 seconds left in the second period when Canisius center Carl Larsson cross-checked him hard into the lower back. No penalty was called and Timar was helped into the locker room.

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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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