Morn­ing Brief­ing AIR FORCE BEATS ROBERT MOR­RIS 2-1, AD­VANCES TO NCAA HOCKEY TOUR­NA­MENT

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

rochester, n.y.» Shane Star­rett made 24 saves and Jor­dan Him­ley scored the game-win­ner as 17thranked Air Force de­feated Robert Mor­ris, 2-1, in the cham­pi­onship game of the 2017 At­lantic Hockey Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship game on Satur­day at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y.

Air Force ad­vances to its sixth NCAA Tour­na­ment in school his­tory and the first since 2012.

Air Force is 1-5 in the NCAA Tour­na­ment with its sole win com­ing against Michi­gan in 2009.

Air Force im­proved to 12-2 all-time in the Blue Cross Arena and 6-0 in cham­pi­onship games. Tyler Led­ford also scored for the Fal­cons.

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