AFA hockey coach Frank Serratore is a big fan of Air Force-Army hockey rivalry. The games feature spirited hitting and packed houses and close games.
The teams open a three-game Atlantic Hockey Association playoff battle tonight at Cadet Ice Arena.
Serratore predicts a great series. For one thing, Army might have a psychological advantage. The Falcons are seeking their fourth straight journey to the NCAA Tournament.
Army, meanwhile, has little pressure as it skates into the game.
“I don’t think Army has a whole lot to lose,” Serratore said.
Serratore said exciting, evenly matched games are not the norm when it comes to the Army-AFA sports rivalry.
“In a lot of our sports, Army has a hard time competing with Air Force,” Serratore said. He later said he was talking specifically about football and men’s basketball.
Serratore wants Army to be AFA’s travel partner during the AHA regular season. That way, the teams would meet four times a season with two games each games at West Point and Colorado Springs.
“They’re not interested,” Serratore said.
And he wonders why.
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