Wayne State honored their four seniors (above) prior to Saturday's game, but couldn't send the foursome out on a high note as the Warriors lost, 5-3, to give Air Force the series sweep.
Friday night, WSU fell by a 3-1 mark.
With their win Friday, Air Force clinched the No. 5 seed in this week's CHA Tournament at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum. The Warriors (6-22-6, 3-12-5 CHA) finished in the CHA basement and will play Alabama-Huntsville Friday in the quarterfinals.
Jon Grabarek's power-play goal was WSU's lone goal Friday night and goaltender Will Hooper stopped 33 shots in the loss. Canton native Peter Foster finished with 17 saves for Air Force and Dexter native Eric Ehn scored the Falcons' first goal.
Saturday night, Matt Kelly allowed two early goals and never recovered in the 5-3 loss. John May, Dan Iliakis and Adam Krug scored and Kelly registered 22 saves. Foster made 26 stops and Ehn scored his second goal in as many games while West Bloomfield native Josh Schaffer potted a pair.
Game time Friday night is 7:35 p.m. at the Coliseum. Air Force plays No. 4 Robert Morris in the first game at 3:35 p.m. Niagara won the CHA regular-season title and Bemidji State finished second. Both NU and BSU get quarterfinal round byes.
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Photo by Matt Mackinder. Left to right: John May, Steve Kovalchik, Greg Poupard, head coach Bill Wilkinson and (kneeling) Matt Kelly.