Air Force to face Army in Atlantic Hockey Conference semifinal

March 12, 2017 Updated: March 12, 2017 at 8:27 pm
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A 4-3 comeback win for third-seeded Army in Game 3 Sunday night eliminated Mercyhurst and set up an all-service academy semifinal Friday at the Atlantic Hockey Conference championship tournament in Rochester, N.Y.

No. 2 seed and 18th-ranked Air Force (24-9-5) will face the Black Knights (18-13-5) at 5 p.m. Mountain time Friday with the winner advancing to the title game at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 18.

The Falcons went 3-1 against Army during the regular season.

The early semifinal pits No. 1 seed and regular-season champion Canisius (21-10-7), which is unbeaten in its last 17 games, versus fourth-seeded Robert Morris (21-11-4) at 2:30 Mountain. The Golden Griffins went 1-0-1 against the Colonials during the regular season.

Listed below are the semifinal pairings for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference as well. Those times will be announced on Monday.

National Collegiate Hockey Conference

Frozen Faceoff

Target Center, Minneapolis

Friday, March 17

Semifinals, 3 and 6:30 Mountain

(4) North Dakota vs. (1) Denver (3)

Western Michigan vs. (2) Minnesota-Duluth

Saturday, March 18

Third-place game, 2:30 p.m.

Championship, 6:30 p.m.

Atlantic Hockey championship

Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y.

Friday, March 17

Semifinals

(4) Robert Morris vs. (1) Canisius, 2:30 p.m. Mountain

(3) Army vs. (2) Air Force, 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 18

Championship, 5 p.m.

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