Mercyhurst defeated RIT, 5-4 in overtime tonight in the Atlantic Hockey Association semifinals, March 20, at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. Air Force, the top seed in the tournament, will face third-seeded Mercyhurst in the championship game, Saturday, March 21, at 7:05 p.m ET.
The game will be broadcast on AM 1300 KCSF in Colorado Springs, Colo. The win sets up a rematch of last season's championship game when Air Force defeated Mercyhurst, 5-4 in double overtime in the 2008 AHA Championship Game. The winner of Saturday's Air Force-Mercyhurst game earns an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
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