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Air Force's Torf To Miss At Least a Month

CHN Staff Report

Air Force senior goaltender Jason Torf will miss about a month because of a torn right groin muscle. An MRI exam revealed the extent of the injury this week.

Torf was injured late in Air Force's win over Providence at the Ledyard Bank Classic tournament championship game Dec. 30. He finished the game despite the injury.

Two seasons ago, Torf tore his left groin muscle and missed 14 games. He came back in time to lead Air Force to the Atlantic Hockey championship and NCAA tournament.

Chris Truehl was named Atlantic Hockey rookie of the week for his recent play. Truehl also on Friday's game against Army, 3-1.

Torf is 9-5-4 this season with a 2.59 goals against average and .914 save percentage.

"We have to soldier on," Air Force coach Frank Serratore told the Colorado Springs Gazette. "Two years ago when Torf hurt the other side, we had Steve Caple step in and we won the regular-season title. Torf came back and led us to the NCAAs. We have to continue to improve."

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