Ehn scores two goals in 4-1 win over Calgary

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Senior center Eric Ehn scored two goals to lead Air Force to a 4-1 win over Calgary in an exhibition college hockey game Oct. 8 at the Cadet Ice Arena.

Air Force opened the scoring at the 9:12 mark of the first period when freshman Sean Bertsch scored with a wrister from the left faceoff circle. Bertsch skated the puck into the zone, one on one with a Calgary defenseman, and gave the Falcons a 1-0 lead. Defensemen Frank Schiavone and Brandon Johnson assisted on the play.

Freshman Derrick Burnett gave the Falcons a 2-0 lead at 11:43 of the second period from Ehn. Ehn's first shot was saved, but Burnett slapped it in with a diving effort just outside the far post.

Ehn, an All-American and Hobey Baker finalist last season, scored two goals in the third period as the Falcons built a 4-0 advantage. His first goal came at 3:20 when Greg Flynn started the play with a long outlet pass. Ehn collected the puck at the blue line, spun around a defenseman, and skated uncontested on Dino goalie Scott Talbot.

Just over two minutes later, Ehn netted his second of the night on a 5-on-3 power play. His shot from the point was assisted by Josh Frider. Calgary got on the board at the 8:13 mark on a delayed penalty. Kyle Annesley led a rush up ice and sent a centering pass to Ryan Annesley. Ryan tipped the puck past AFA goalie Andrew Volkening.

AFA out-shot Calgary, 38-21. Volkening made 20 saves for the Falcons. Jordan McLaughlin started in goal for the Dinos. He made 21 saves while allowing one goal in 30 minutes. Talbot also played 30 minutes and gave up three goals while making 13 stops. AFA was 1-for-7 on the power play while Calgary was 0-for-3.

The Falcons return to action Saturday, Oct. 13, with an exhibition game against the U.S. Under 18 Team, at 7:05 p.m. at the Cadet Ice Arena. Air Force opens regular-season action on Oct. 19-20 with a non-conference series against Quinnipiac at 7:35 p.m. each night at Cadet Ice Arena.

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