Jan. 8, 2013
Army Hockey Game Notes
One of the biggest rivalries in college hockey takes places this weekend as Army travels to Colorado Springs to take on service academy rival Air Force at Cadet Ice Arena.
Friday's contest will face-off at 9:05 p.m. Eastern while Saturday's match-up will be shown live on CBS Sports Network at 6:05 p.m. Eastern.
Army, now in second-place in the Atlantic Hockey Association, enters the weekend 7-9-2 overall and 7-4-2 in league play.
Air Force enters the weekend with a 6-9-4 overall record and 4-5-2 ledger in league play. The Falcons have 10 points and are in eighth-place in the league standings.
CBS Sports Network will broadcast Saturday's game live to a national audience, the second consecutive weekend Army has been on national television. Ben Holden, Dave Starman and Shireen Saski will have the call.
The Army hockey team held its annual House of Blues on Jan. 5, 2013 and helped raise prostate cancer awareness. The first 500 fans through the turnstiles received t-shirts, bracelets were handed out and Relay For Life was on site.
Army wore its blue sweaters for the game with blue socks and laces.
Army senior captain Cheyne Rocha, who was instrumental in the annual awareness campaign, participated in a ceremonial faceoff. His father, Larry, a cancer survivor, dropped the puck.
Rocha fittingly scored his first goal of the season in Army's 4-1 loss to the nationally ranked Colonials. It was Rocha's first goal since Feb. 25, 2011, a span of 27 games.
Army posted consecutive shutouts for the first time since the 2007-08 season when the Black Knights blanked Canisius and #19 Robert Morris.
Rob Tadazak was in goal for both shutouts, the first two of his career. He made 25 saves in a 1-0 overtime win on Dec. 30 at Canisius and returned the next game and was credited with 22 stops against #19 Robert Morris on Jan. 4, 2013.
Josh Kassel was in goal as Army shut-out AIC on back-to-back games on Feb. 15-16, 2008.
BACK AT TATE
Army will return to Tate Rink Jan. 18-19 to face RIT for a Friday and Saturday series. Both games will face-off at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.goARMYsports.com, in person at the Michie Stadium Box Office or by calling 1-877-TIX-ARMY.
Freshman Willie Faust picked