Posted: Nov 19, 2010 7:48 PM by Jordan Mason
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Air Force and Canisius skated to a 1-1 overtime tie in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Friday night at the Buffalo State Sports Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. Air Force is 3-6-1 overall and 2-3-0 in the AHA. Canisius is now 4-5-4 overall and 3-4-4 in the league.
Neither team scored in the first period as both Air Force and Canisius each had five shots on goal and each won eight faceoffs in the period.
Canisius dominated play in the first half of the second period, but it was Air Force that drew first blood. The Falcons were out-shot, 9-1, in the first nine minutes but then Blake Page scored for a 1-0 Air Force lead. Tim Kirby took a shot from the center point that was redirected right in front by Page. Scott Mathis also assisted on Page's third of the season. Air Force was out-shot, 14-5, in the second period.
Midway through the third period, Canisius tied the game on Patrick Sullivan's fourth of the year. On a flurry in front of the Falcon net, goaltender Jason Torf reached out to cover the puck, but it was knocked away and Sullivan tied the game at the 10:46 mark. The game went into overtime and neither team scored.
Canisius outshot Air Force, 29-22, in the game. Torf made 28 saves for Air Force while Dan Morrison made 21. AFA was 0-for-3 on the power play while Canisius was 0-for-2.
Air Force plays another conference road game Saturday night, Nov. 20, against Niagara University at 7:05 p.m. ET in Niagara Falls, N.Y.