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Falcons sweep Mercyhurst, advance in AHA Playoffs

Posted at 11:22 PM, Mar 07, 2020

Four different players lit the lamp and goaltender Alex Schilling made 20 saves as the Air Force men's hockey team cruised to a 5-1 win and Atlantic Hockey playoff series sweep of Mercyhurst Saturday night.

Leaving nothing to chance against the Lakers, the Falcons skated to a 3-0 lead after two period and cruised the rest of the way at the Cadet Ice Arena.

Willie Reim, Luke Manning, Ty Pochipinski and Trevor Stone each scored in the contest against stellar goalie Garett Metcalf, an Anaheim Ducks draft pick.

With the two-game sweep, Air Force moves on to meet RIT next weekend in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. AFA topped the Tigers once in four tries during the regular season.