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UPDATE: Hockey exhibition, all events besides Navy-AFA football, postponed

Published: October 4, 2013, 9:55 am, by Joe Paisley

AFAlogo2012The Air Force Academy football team will play against Navy in Annapolis, Md., Saturday, but unless the federal government shutdown situation changes, all other sporting events, both home and away, including Monday’s home exhibition hockey game, are postponed until further notice, the academy announced at about noon MT.

Earlier Friday, the academy announced all events but the Navy football game were cancelled.

Air Force hockey is scheduled to play New Brunswick on Monday but that contest, along with all Falcon events, home and away, with the exception the Navy football road game, was postponed due to the partial federal government shutdown.

Of course, that may change at any time.

“We just don’t know, ” said academy spokesman Maj. Brus Vidal. “That is why we changed from cancelled to postponed based on information we received from above.”

Any inconsistencies on the athletes website’s schedules are an oversight. The only available academy sports information employee is traveling with the football team. All the others are furloughed.

The postponement puts the Falcons’ trip to Alaska for the Kendall Classic Oct. 11-12 and home-opening series against Penn State the following weekend in jeopardy.

“I have not heard anything about it,” coach Frank Serratore said Friday morning.

Tickets for New Brunswick game are no longer available at goairforcefalcons.com but the PSU games are.

The Atlantic Hockey Association announced that the Army will play its Black-Gold scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Tate Rink,  despite the government shutdown.