Army hockey stepped on the ice for the first time since Dec. 5 in competition.
The 10-day layoff may have shown in a 4-1 loss to American International Tuesday.
AIC scored three even-strength goals before Daniel Haider tallied Army’s lone score with 5:17 left in the game. AIC completed the scoring with an empty-net goal.
“We had a late push but we learned tonight that you need to be good for 60 minutes not just 25,” Army coach Brian Riley said on Army Athletics website.
Army fell to 1-2. The Black Knights were coming off a 2-0 win over Bentley for Riley’s 200th career victory in early December.