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Injury update: Carey, Torf out this weekend

Published: January 2, 2014, 12:12 pm, by Joe Paisley

afa vs uaaAir Force will resume Atlantic Hockey Association play this weekend at American International College missing its most important player, senior goalie Jason Torf, and a valuable center in sophomore Ben Carey.

Falcons coach coach Frank Serratore said both players will not play this weekend. Torf suffered a groin¬† injury late in Monday’s 3-2 upset win over No. 4 Providence in the championship of the 25th annual Ledyard Bank Classic in Hanover, N.H.

Serratore said the severity of Torf’s injury will not be known until the team returns to Colorado Springs and the senior can undergo an MRI.

“It’s not good,” Serratore said. “Hopefully it will not be season ending. He’s our best player.¬† He’s our backbone.”

Carey suffered a dislocated shoulder when he was driven into the boards by a Friar during the second period. The team stayed in the Boston area as planned following the two games in New Hampshire.

The third-place Falcons (9-5-4, 4-2-3 AHA) are coming off their two biggest regular-season wins in a row, beating then-No. 16 Northeastern 5-2 on Sunday and then the Friars.