Air Force is in Sin City, preparing to take on the Saints.The Falcons will try to extend their good second-half start in the Ice Vegas Tournament this weekend. They’ll play St. Lawrence (3-12-1, 1-4-1 ECAC) for the right to take on either Hockey East’s UConn or the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Western Michigan on Saturday in the championship game.Air Force practiced Tuesday morning at Cadet Ice Arena and flew west, where the craziness commenced.The team was honored during Tuesday night’s Vegas Golden Knights game against the L.A. Kings. With no local school in the tournament, the Golden Knights dubbed Air Force the home team. Junior forward Brady Tomlak was picked to ring the air raid siren.“He loves the spotlight. We figured he’d thrive,” senior defenseman Matt Koch, tied for the team lead in points (12 assists), said.“It was a really cool experience that not many people can say that they got to do.”The second-year NHL franchise’s well-known light show and pageantry amused senior defenseman Dan Bailey. Koch has vacationed in Vegas before, but Bailey is a first-timer.“It seemed like more of a party than a hockey game, but that’s Vegas I guess,” Bailey said.Staying within walking distance of T-Mobile Arena,… Read full this story
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