Wayne State's season came to an abrupt end last night as Air Force advanced in the College Hockey America tournament with a 4-3 overtime win over the Warriors in Grand Rapids, Minn.
Theo Zacour scored at 19:09 of the extra session after Brandon Merkosky had knotted the game at 3-all early in the third period. Andrew Ramsey scored the Falcons other two goals and Pete Foster earned the win in net with 29 saves.
Stavros Paskaris, Jason Baclig and Nate Higgins all scored for WSU (14-17-4) and Matt Kelly suffered the loss in goal, despite making 39 saves in the longest game in CHA history.
In today's semi-finals, Niagara, 5-1 winners over Robert Morris yesterday, faces Alabama-Huntsville at 4:35 p.m. and Air Force and first-seed Bemidji State tangle at 8:35 p.m. The latter will be a battle of brothers as Frank Serratore coaches the Falcons and Tom Serratore is behind the bench of the Beavers.
The CHA championship will be decided tomorrow night at 8:06 p.m.