Jason Torf made a season high 39 saves as Air Force blanked RIT, 2-0, in an Atlantic Hockey Association game on Friday at Ritter Arena in Rochester, N.Y.
The shutout for Torf was the 10th of his career and his fourth against RIT.
Air Force extended its winning streak to five games as the Falcons improved to 5-2-0 and 3-0-0 in the AHA.
Air Force opened the scoring at the 7:11 mark of the first period. George Michalke III started the rush through the neutral zone and raced down the right wing. Michalke's centering pass was tipped in front by Ben Carey for a 1-0 lead. Carey's second of the season was also his second in the last two games as defenseman Alex Halloran collected an assist on the play.
Early in the second period, Air Force built a 2-0 lead on the power play. Freshman A.J. Reid drew a penalty in his own zone and the Falcons capitalized. From the center point, Halloran sent the puck down low to Chad Demers on the goal line. Demers found Scott Holm in front who netted his third of the season at the 2:09 mark.
RIT (0-4-2, 0-1-1) outshot Air Force, 12-6, in third period and 29-14 in the final 40 minutes.
"Jason Torf was terrific tonight and he needed to be," coach Frank Serratore said. "Torf was the best player on the ice by a country mile. Our even strength play was sloppy and we didn't play a 200-foot game. We didn't do a very good job of taking care of the puck, but our special teams were very good tonight and our goaltending was outstanding."