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NCAA Hockey: Air Force and Vermont Advance in the East

DSC_2411.JPG by omarphillips.Air Force defeated Michigan, who was the number one seed, to set up a showdown against Vermont in the Eastern section of the NCAA Hockey Tournament. Air Force’s defense was spectacular, as they will able to save 7 power plays, including one in which Michigan had a 5-on-3 advantage.  Furthermore, Air Force’s Andrew Volkening had a whopping 43 saves. Air Force’s 2-0 victory was the first time that Michigan had been shut out in 71 NCAA tournament games.

Vermont defeated Yale 4-1 in their regional game. Vermont’s Rob Madore was strong, as he had 25 saves. For Yale, it extended their 57-year victory drought in the NCAA Tourney.

Air Force and Vermont will play in the East Regional Final later tonight. The winner will go to the Frozen Four in Washington D.C.

(Photo of Air Force by omarphillips)

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