Defense wins championships but offense puts the butts in the seats. And that last bit is a slight problem for Air Force Hockey. Frank Serratore would like his Falcons to give everyone a reason to come to Cadet Ice Arena.
Currently AFA has the best defense in the Atlantic Hockey Conference led by outstanding goalie Billy Christopolous. He leads the conference in two of the four goalie categories and Serratore has praised him up and down all season long.
The other side is where he feels like it’s lacking. Air Force has just 66 goals so far and has averaged 2.54 for the season. Coming off back to back 3-1 wins vs. Robert Morris over the weekend, Serratore would like to see the margin of victory a little higher.
He equated his players shooting the puck like a basketball player shooting a 3-point shot.
“You get the puck and you get 1,000 – and I won’t even say one – you get 1,000 and if you don’t let it go, somebody is in that shot lane or the goalie has recovered and he’s back and he’s big or C; all of the above,” Serratore said at his weekly press conference. “We haven’t had 40 shots in a game all year and we’ve had 20 in seven or eight but for the most part we’ve been a 20-something shot team. We need to put more on the net for all the right reasons.”