BRIDGEPORT, Conn. • Air Force scored four goals in a span of 6 minutes in the second period en route to a 6-3 win over Sacred Heart on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena.
Air Force improved to 9-9-5 and 7-5-3 in the Atlantic Hockey Association.
Air Force opened the scoring at the 6:35 mark of the first period.
Sacred Heart goalie Steven Legatto tried to clear a puck from behind his own goal line. Stephen Carew caught the puck, however, and then passed the puck across to Cole Gunner, who scored his fifth of the season to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead.
Sacred Heart tied the score in the final 2 minutes of the opening period after the Falcons were called for too many men on the ice.
Air Force scored four goals in the first 6 minutes of the second period to build a 5-1 lead.
Just 37 seconds into the second, Ben Carey scored for a 2-1 lead.
Scott Holm forced a turnover behind the Sacred Heart net and Carey netted his second of the weekend and fifth of the season.
Jason Fabian gave the Falcons a 3-1 lead at the 1:49 mark when he intercepted a Pioneer pass at the blue line and skated in uncontested on Legatto.
Fabian’s fifth of the season was unassisted.
Then it was the Falcon power play that scored for a 4-1 lead.
After Carew drew a penalty in the neutral zone, the Falcons capitalized. Carew made a cross ice pass to Kyle De Laurell in the left circle and the senior scored his ninth of the season.
Less than 2 minutes later, the Falcons took a 5-1 lead on the rush. Gunner and Tony Thomas played catch going down the left wing and Gunner netted his second of the game and sixth of the season at 5:47.