Saturday, January 19, 2008

Game day: No. 3 CC 2, Air Force 1 (final)

A rivalry? You decide.
  • CC improved to 56-6-2 in 64 meetings against Air Force
  • CC won its 25th game in a row against the Falcons and extended its unbeaten streak to 29-0-1 in last 30 games
  • However, in the last two outings, the score has been CC 2, Air Force 1.

Keys to the game:

  1. CC went 2 of 5 on the power play.
  2. Air Force's Josh Schaffer was whistled for a high-sticking, contact to the head during a face-off about eight minutes into the second period, putting the Falcons down two men. The Tigers scored with three seconds left in the five-on-three to go up 2-0.
  3. CC right wing Mike Testwuide iced the puck after a face-off with 50.0 seconds left, but the clock only ticked off 1.7 seconds. Referee Brad Albers went to review the video and reset the clock to 37.5 seconds left. With the flurry the Falcons were creating before the buzzer went off--they got four shots in that final bit--that call ensured CC the win.

You may have missed new features on

  • Post-game interviews
  • Zoom-in quizzes on Jimmy Kilpatrick and Scott McCulloch


hattrick said...

Nice feature with "Zoom in". A little technical difficulty with Jimmy's answers, I think as the answer didn't seem to match the selection. Fun to learn a little more about the players. Scott is a big french guy? Tough questions for trivia buffs.

ckj said...

Kate - nice work on the blog as always.

I don't think AFA and CC are rivals. AFA always gives CC (and DU - nice win Fri) a great effort and wants to win the game and prove it is on par with the more established front range teams. But it has not really done so yet. Maybe as they continue to improve things will change.

I also don't think the hatred is there for the players and fans. I think there is a lot of respect and in general the two teams probably root for each other on any other weekend. It also sounds like the coaches have a lot of respect for each other as well.

I have also always found it hard to root against the Academy. You have to admire what the cadets go through and are committed to.

To bad for AFA that Ehn is out for the year.