Air Force Falcons men's ice hockey

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Air Force Falcons ice hockey
Air Force Falcons ice hockey athletic logo
University United States Air Force Academy
Conference AHA
Head coach Frank Serratore
22nd season, 373–330–79 (.527)
Captain(s) Dylan Abood
Alternate captain(s) Phil Boje, Tyler Ledford, and Erik Baskin
Arena Cadet Ice Arena
Capacity: 2,470
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colors Blue and Silver[1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018
Conference regular season championships
2008–09, 2011–12
Current uniform
AHA-Uniform-USAFA.png

The Air Force Falcons men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the United States Air Force Academy. The Falcons are a member of Atlantic Hockey, they play at the Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[2]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

NCAA D-I Champions (1968–present) NCAA Frozen Four (1968–present) Conference Regular Season Champions Conference Playoff Champions
Season Conference Overall Record[3] National Tournament Results Awards[4]
Regular
Season
Finish
W L T
Vic Heyliger (1968–1974)
1968–69 Independent 6 12 1
1969–70 Independent 11 17 1
1970–71 Independent 15 11 2
1971–72 Independent 25 6 0 Dave Skalko (SC)
1972–73 Independent 16 16 0
1973–74 Independent 12 15 0
John Matchefts (1974–1985)
1974–75 Independent 24 5 1
1975–76 Independent 16 10 0
1976–77 Independent 20 7 0
1977–78 Independent 9 17 1
1978–79 Independent 18 12 1
1979–80 Independent 15 16 0
1980–81 Independent 13 13 0
1981–82 Independent 12 15 1
1982–83 Independent 5 23 0
1983–84 Independent 8 16 2
Chuck Delich (1985–1997)
1984–85 Independent 14 14 1
1985–86 Independent 15 13 0
1986–87 Independent 19 10 0
1987–88 Independent 15 14 0
1988–89 Independent 14 12 3
1989–90 Independent 16 13 1
1990–91 Independent 11 17 4
1991–92 Independent 14 20 0
1992–93 Independent 8 20 2
1993–94 Independent 15 16 1
1994–95 Independent 15 17 1
1995–96 Independent 4 24 5
1996–97 Independent 8 21 2
Frank Serratore (1997–Present)
1997–98 Independent 15 19 0
1998–99 Independent 15 19 2
1999–00 CHA 4th 19 18 2 Andy Berg (CHA ROY)
2000–01 CHA T–4th 10 15 2 Marc Kielkucki (CHA POY)
Scott Bradley (CHA SAY)
2001–02 CHA 5th 16 16 2 Brian Gornick (CHA SAY)
2002–03 CHA 6th 10 24 3
2003–04 CHA 5th 14 21 2 Mike Polidor (CHA SAY)
2004–05 CHA 5th 14 19 3
2005–06 CHA T-4th 11 20 1 Blair Bartlett (CHA BDP)
2006–07 Atlantic Hockey 5th 19 16 5 Lost in NCAA West Regional Semifinals, 3–4 (Minnesota) Eric Ehn (All-American, AHA POY, AHA SC)
Mike Phillipich (AHA MVP)
2007–08 Atlantic Hockey 3rd 21 12 6 Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals, 2–3 OT (Miami) Brent Olson (AHA MVP)
2008–09 Atlantic Hockey 1st 28 11 2 Won in NCAA East Regional Semifinal 2–0 (Michigan)
Lost in NCAA East Regional Final 2–3 2OT (Vermont)
Jacques Lamoureux (All-American, AHA POY, AHA SC)
Greg Flynn (AHA BD)
Andrew Volkening (AHA RSG)
Matt Fairchild (AHA MVP)
2009–10 Atlantic Hockey 3rd 16 15 6
2010–11 Atlantic Hockey 2nd 20 12 6 Lost in NCAA East Regional Semifinals, 1–2 OT (Yale) Jacques Lamoureux (AHA MVP)
2011–12 Atlantic Hockey 1st 21 11 7 Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals, 0–2 (Boston College) Tim Kirby (All-American, AHA POY, AHA BD)
Jason Torf (AHA MVP)
2012–13 Atlantic Hockey 2nd 17 13 7 Adam McKenzie (AHA BD)
2013–14 Atlantic Hockey 3rd 21 14 4 Jason Fabian (AHA ISA)
2014–15 Atlantic Hockey 7th 16 21 4
2015–16 Atlantic Hockey 2nd 20 12 5 Ben Carey (AHA BDF, AHA ISA)
Shane Starrett (AHA RSG)
Frank Serratore (AHA COY)
2016–17 Atlantic Hockey 2nd 27 10 5 Won in NCAA West Regional Semifinal 5–4 (Western Michigan)
Lost in NCAA East Regional Final 2–3 (Harvard)
Shane Starrett (AHA MVP)
2017–18 Atlantic Hockey T–3rd 23 15 5 Won in NCAA East Regional Semifinal 4–1 (St. Cloud State)
Lost in NCAA West Regional Final 1–2 (Minnesota–Duluth)
Billy Christopoulos (AHA RSG, AHA MVP)

Current Players in the NHL[edit]

Goalie Shane Starrett signed an Entry Level Contract with the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL on April 10, 2017. He is currently the only Air Force Falcons Men's Ice Hockey player to be in the NHL or respected affiliates.

Current roster[edit]

As of August 8, 2017.[5]
No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 New York (state) Mackey, KyleKyle Mackey Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1994-10-07 Derby, New York Youngstown (USHL)
3 Wisconsin Levin, JakeJake Levin Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-02-03 Mequon, Wisconsin Odessa (NAHL)
4 Minnesota Boje, PhilPhil Boje (A) Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1994-04-13 Shoreview, Minnesota Dubuque (USHL)
6 Minnesota Mehnert, AlexAlex Mehnert Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-06-15 Moorhead, Minnesota Omaha (USHL)
7 Minnesota Koch, MattMatt Koch Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-03-22 Hastings, Minnesota Wichita Falls (NAHL)
8 Michigan Bowery, MarshallMarshall Bowery Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-11-17 Rochester Hills, Michigan Topeka (NAHL)
9 Illinois Stone, TrevorTrevor Stone Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-06-03 Pleasant Plains, Illinois Springfield (NAHL)
10 Illinois Himley, JordanJordan Himley Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1993-12-26 Mundelein, Illinois Janesville (NAHL)
11 Michigan Harper, MaxMax Harper Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-09-29 Rochester Hills, Michigan Topeka (NAHL)
12 Minnesota Serratore, MattMatt Serratore Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1994-06-21 Bemidji, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL)
13 Colorado Ledford, TylerTyler Ledford (A) Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1994-04-24 Colorado Springs, Colorado Wichita (NAHL)
14 Kansas Kucera, BenBen Kucera Senior F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1995-04-23 Leawood, Kansas Wichita (NAHL)
15 Illinois Giesler, EvanEvan Giesler Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-02-19 Naperville, Illinois Bismarck (NAHL)
16 Michigan Haak, KyleKyle Haak Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-08-06 Okemos, Michigan Aberdeen (NAHL)
17 Illinois Tyran, JoeJoe Tyran Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-03-07 Wadsworth, Illinois Bismarck (NAHL)
18 Colorado Feno, EvanEvan Feno Junior D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1995-02-10 Morrison, Colorado Janesville (NAHL)
19 Michigan Theisen, IsaacIsaac Theisen Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-04-13 Monroe, Michigan Coulee Region (NAHL)
20 Minnesota Bailey, DanDan Bailey Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-03-21 St. Cloud, Minnesota Wenatchee (NAHL)
21 Wisconsin Pulver, MattMatt Pulver Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1997-06-05 Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Aberdeen (NAHL)
22 Wisconsin Pluemer, PiercePierce Pluemer Sophomore F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-01-07 Phillips, Wisconsin Odessa (NAHL)
23 Colorado Abood, DylanDylan Abood (C) Senior D 5' 8" (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1993-03-21 Centennial, Colorado Rio Grande Valley (NAHL)
25 Wisconsin Falconer, AlexAlex Falconer Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-04-06 Kohler, Wisconsin Coulee Region (NAHL)
26 Idaho Jaeger, ErichErich Jaeger Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-01-02 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Wichita Falls (NAHL)
27 Minnesota Baskin, ErikErik Baskin (A) Senior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993-10-11 Minnetonka, Minnesota Aberdeen (NAHL)
28 Michigan Tomlak, BradyBrady Tomlak Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-05-14 Oakland, Michigan Springfield (NAHL)
29 New York (state) Knowlton, ShawnShawn Knowlton Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1996-08-14 Slingerlands, New York Aberdeen (NAHL)
30 Minnesota Anderson, ErikErik Anderson Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-06-10 Chanhassen, Minnesota Pikes Peak (RMJHL)
31 Colorado LaRocque, ZachZach LaRocque Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1997-01-26 Arvada, Colorado Cedar Rapids (USHL)
38 Michigan Ulrich, WillWill Ulrich Freshman G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-09-18 Birmingham, Michigan Bismarck (NAHL)
42 Ohio Sommer, WalkerWalker Sommer Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-04-29 Avon, Ohio Jersey (USPHL)
44 North Carolina Christopoulos, BillyBilly Christopoulos Junior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1994-02-01 Raleigh, North Carolina Alberni Valley (BCHL)
52 Michigan Kopacka, JonathanJonathan Kopacka Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-05-28 Lapeer, Michigan Port Huron (NAHL)
74 Massachusetts Mirageas, ZackZack Mirageas Freshman D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-07-15 Newburyport, Massachusetts Bloomington (USHL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AF Branding & Trademark Licensing > About Us > The Air Force Symbol > Display Guidelines". Retrieved May 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Air Force Falcons Men's Hockey". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Code explanation; W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games
  4. ^ Code explanation; All-American—First Team All-American, COY—Coach of the Year, ROY—Rookie of the Year, MVP—Tournament Most Valuable Player, ISA—Individual Sportsmanship Award RSG—Regular Season Goaltending Award, POY—Player of the Year, SC—Scoring Champion, BDP—Best Defensive Player, BD—Best Defensman,SAY—Student-Athlete of the Year
  5. ^ "2017–18 Ice Hockey Roster". U.S. Air Force Academy Athletics. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 

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