<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> air-force-academy]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/air-force-academy Sat, 24 Feb 2018 03:21:23 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Air Force hockey senior Phil Boje has no trouble taking one - or 76 - for the team]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-senior-phil-boje-has-no-trouble-taking-one-or-76-for-the-team/article/1621526?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-senior-phil-boje-has-no-trouble-taking-one-or-76-for-the-team/article/1621526?custom_click=rss

Aligning yourself in front of a 70 miles per hour slap shot doesn’t require any special skills or tricks, or a screw loose, necessarily.

The key to blocking 76 shots and counting, or an average of two and a half per game - good for second in Division I hockey - is just willingness, according to a man who’d know, Air Force defenseman Phil Boje.

“It’s not going to be fun, but it’s something you just have to do,” Boje said.

“That’s what ice bags are for.”

In four years at Air Force, Boje has routinely taken one for the team, with the numbers and marks to show for it. He said the puck has a way of finding unpadded areas.

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:27:17 -0700
<![CDATA[11 AFA cadets barred from swimming competitions while misconduct investigated]]> http://gazette.com/11-afa-cadets-barred-from-swimming-competitions-while-misconduct-investigated/article/1621496?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/11-afa-cadets-barred-from-swimming-competitions-while-misconduct-investigated/article/1621496?custom_click=rss

Eleven members of the Air Force Academy men's swim team are prohibited from taking part in competitions due to a misconduct investigation, the Colorado Springs military school said in an email.

Citing privacy act protections, the email said the academy is "unable to share details of the misconduct." Sources, though, said the suspensions were related to hazing on the team.

Cadets who are not in good standing "are barred from representing the Air Force Academy at external events," said Lt. Col. Allen Herritage, the academy spokesman.

Nine of the 11 cadets were at the Western Athletic Conference swimming and diving championship this week in Houston, where the Air Force was trying to win its third straight conference title,

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:56:21 -0700
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Will Air Force basketball learn from its stumbles?]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-will-air-force-basketball-learn-from-its-stumbles/article/1621462?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-will-air-force-basketball-learn-from-its-stumbles/article/1621462?custom_click=rss

San Diego State forward Malik Pope soared in air space high above the rim, and he performed his flying act right in front of Air Force’s disturbingly silent cadet section. His dunk with 9:39 left offered a challenge to the Falcons.

How did Air Force respond?

Not well.

Seconds later, Air Force’s Ryan Swan earned an offensive foul in a moment of frustration.  He extended his arm, pushed off, inspired a whistle and opened the door to chaos.

The Aztecs scored the next seven points to slam the door shut on Air Force’s chances at a mild upset. San Diego State won, 67-56.

This is a young Air Force team. This also is an Air Force team filled with rare promise.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:37:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force hockey team sweeps series with Canisius]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-team-sweeps-series-with-canisius/article/1621250?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-team-sweeps-series-with-canisius/article/1621250?custom_click=rss

Air Force scored three unanswered goals in the second period and then held off Canisius for a 3-2 win Saturday at the Cadet Ice Arena.

Air Force swept the two-game series and improved to 17-13-4 and 12-11-3 in the Atlantic Hockey Conference.

"We found a way to win this one and I'm very, very proud of the guys," coach Frank Serratore said. "It wasn't pretty, but we gutted it out.

After a scoreless first period, Canisius (15-15-2, 15-11-0) struck first as junior Dylan McLaughlin scored with a wrister from the left circle at 5:56 of the second. The Falcons answered with three straight goals.

"This was a playoff type of game. In the last four games, we want to become the team that we want to take into the playoffs,"

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Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:54:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force hockey rallies to beat Canisius]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-rallies-to-beat-canisius/article/1621200?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-rallies-to-beat-canisius/article/1621200?custom_click=rss

Air Force scored six unanswered goals for a come-from-behind, 7-4 win over Canisius Friday at the Cadet Ice Arena.

"There is a lot to feel good about tonight," coach Frank Serratore said. "When we got down, 3-1, I told the guys to not to worry about the scoreboard and stay focused on the process. I'm very proud of the guys for that."

Air Force (16-13-4, 11-11-3 Atlantic Hockey Conference) jumped in front early as Tyler Ledford scored just 22 seconds into the game. The Falcons forced a turnover and Evan Giesler's shot was saved. Ledford put back the rebound for his third of the season. Canisius answered on the power play as Grant Meyer scored on a deflection in front at 3:55.

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]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:50:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Air Force Academy cadets help lift Air Academy's wrestling team]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-cadets-help-lift-air-academys-wrestling-team/article/1620640?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-cadets-help-lift-air-academys-wrestling-team/article/1620640?custom_click=rss

Tanner Hahn’s day begins at 6:20 a.m. at the Air Force Academy for formation. He then gets a morning briefing followed by classes, then lunch, with military period after that and finally, he heads down to the Air Academy High School, where he helps coach the wrestling team.

Hahn is one of two current cadets and former Falcon wrestlers who are assistant coaches at Air Academy. The other is Evan Ulinski.

The cadets are in what is effectively their senior year at the Academy. Hahn will be in Charleston, S.C., next year, doing work in financial management. Ulinski will attend pilot training.

For now, the focus for Hahn and Ulinski is helping the young Kadet wrestlers improve

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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:53:04 -0700