Air Force Falcons men's ice hockey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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[3][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[4] National Tournament Results
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
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
2000–01 CHA T–4th 10 15 2
2001–02 CHA 5th 16 16 2
2002–03 CHA 6th 10 24 3
2003–04 CHA 5th 14 21 2
2004–05 CHA 5th 14 19 3
2005–06 CHA T-4th 11 20 1
2006–07 Atlantic Hockey 5th 19 16 5 Lost in NCAA West Regional Semifinals, 3–4 (Minnesota)
2007–08 Atlantic Hockey 3rd 21 12 6 Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals, 2–3 OT (Miami)
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)
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)
2011–12 Atlantic Hockey 1st 21 11 7 Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals, 0–2 (Boston College)
2012–13 Atlantic Hockey 2nd 17 13 7
2013–14 Atlantic Hockey 3rd 21 14 4
2014–15 Atlantic Hockey 7th 16 21 4
2015–16 Atlantic Hockey 2nd 20 12 5
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)
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)

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of April 8, 2018

Tenure Coach Seasons Record Pct.
1997–Present Frank Serratore 21 373–330–79 .527
1984–1997 Chuck Delich 13 154–197–19 .442
1974–1984 John Matchefts 10 154–150–6 .506
1968–1974 Vic Heyliger 6 85–77–3 .524
Totals 4 coaches 50 seasons 766-754-107 .504

Players[edit]

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame[edit]

The following individuals have been inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.[5]

Lowes' Senior CLASS Award[edit]

NCAA[6]

Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award[edit]

NCAA
  • Mike Phillipich (2009)
  • Dylan Abood (2018)

Scoring Champion[edit]

NCAA
  • Save Skalko (1972)
Atlantic Hockey

Player of the year[edit]

College Hockey America[7]
  • Marc Kielkucki (2001)
Atlantic Hockey[8]

Rookie of the year[edit]

College Hockey America[7]
  • Andy Berg (2000)

Student-Athlete of the year[edit]

College Hockey America[7]
  • Scott Bradley (2001)
  • Brian Gornick (2002)
  • Mike Polidor (2004)

Best Defensive Player[edit]

College Hockey America[7]
  • Blair Bartlett (2006)

Best Defenseman[edit]

Atlantic Hockey[9]
  • Greeg Flynn (2009)
  • Tim Kirby (2012)
  • Adam McKenzie (2013)
  • Ben Carey (2016)

Individual Sportsmanship Award[edit]

Atlantic Hockey
  • Jason Fabian (2014)
  • Ben Carey(2016)

Regular Season Goaltending Award[edit]

Atlantic Hockey
  • Shane Starett (2016)
  • Billy Christopoulos (2018)

Coach of the Year[edit]

Atlantic Hockey

Tournament MVP[edit]

Atlantic Hockey[10]
  • Mike Phillipich (2007)
  • Brent Olson (2008)
  • Matt Fairchild (2009)
  • Jacques Lamoureux (2011)
  • Jason Torf (2012)
  • Shane Starrett (2017)
  • Billy Christopoulos (2018)

NCAA All-Americans[edit]

The following Air Force Falcons men's ice hockey players have been chosen as Second Team Division I All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association.[11]

All–CHA Team[edit]

First Team[edit]

The following Air Force Falcons men's ice hockey players have been chosen as First Team All-CHA.[12]

  • Marc Kielkucki (2001)
  • Brian Gornick (2001)
  • Derek Olson (2002)

Second Team[edit]

  • Brian Gornick (2000)
  • Andy Berg (2001, 2003)
  • Brian Gineo (2005)
  • Michael Mayra (2006)
  • Eric Ehn (2006)

Rookie Team[edit]

  • Andy Berg (2000)
  • Joe Locallo (2001)
  • Zach Sikich (2002)
  • Matt Charbonneau (2005)
  • Eric Ehn (2005)
  • Michael Mayra (2006)

All–Atlantic Hockey Team[edit]

First Team[edit]

The following Air Force Falcons men's ice hockey players have been chosen as First Team All-Atlantic Hockey.[13]

  • Eric Ehn (2007)
  • Andrew Volkening (2009)
  • Greg Flynn (2009)
  • Jacques Lamoureux (2009, 2010)
  • Tim Kirby (2010, 2012)
  • Scott Mathis (2011, 2012)
  • Kyle De Laurell (2012, 2013)
  • Adam McKenzie (2013)
  • Shane Starrett (2016)
  • Phil Boje (2017)

Second Team[edit]

  • Andrew Ramsey (2007)
  • Greg Flynn (2008)
  • Andrew Volkening (2010)
  • Jacques Lamoureux (2011)
  • John Kruse (2012)
  • Adam McKenzie (2014)
  • Cole Gunner (2014, 2015)
  • Johnny Hrabovsky (2016)
  • Jordan Himley (2017)

Third Team[edit]

  • Eric Ehn (2008)
  • Tim Kirby (2011)
  • Shane Starrett (2017)
  • Billy Christopoulos (2018)

Rookie Team[edit]

  • Scott Mathis (2009)
  • Jason Torf (2010)
  • Adam McKenzie (2010)
  • Chris Truehl (2014)
  • Shane Starrett (2016)
  • Matt Serratore (2016)

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.[14]
No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 New York (state) Kyle Mackey Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1994-10-07 Derby, New York Youngstown (USHL)
3 Wisconsin Jake Levin Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-02-03 Mequon, Wisconsin Odessa (NAHL)
4 Minnesota Phil Boje (A) Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1994-04-13 Shoreview, Minnesota Dubuque (USHL)
6 Minnesota Alex Mehnert Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-06-15 Moorhead, Minnesota Omaha (USHL)
7 Minnesota Matt Koch Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-03-22 Hastings, Minnesota Wichita Falls (NAHL)
8 Michigan Marshall Bowery Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-11-17 Rochester Hills, Michigan Topeka (NAHL)
9 Illinois Trevor Stone Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-06-03 Pleasant Plains, Illinois Springfield (NAHL)
10 Illinois Jordan Himley Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1993-12-26 Mundelein, Illinois Janesville (NAHL)
11 Michigan Max Harper Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-09-29 Rochester Hills, Michigan Topeka (NAHL)
12 Minnesota Matt Serratore Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1994-06-21 Bemidji, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL)
13 Colorado Tyler Ledford (A) Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1994-04-24 Colorado Springs, Colorado Wichita (NAHL)
14 Kansas Ben Kucera Senior F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1995-04-23 Leawood, Kansas Wichita (NAHL)
15 Illinois Evan Giesler Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-02-19 Naperville, Illinois Bismarck (NAHL)
16 Michigan Kyle Haak Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-08-06 Okemos, Michigan Aberdeen (NAHL)
17 Illinois Joe Tyran Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-03-07 Wadsworth, Illinois Bismarck (NAHL)
18 Colorado Evan Feno Junior D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1995-02-10 Morrison, Colorado Janesville (NAHL)
19 Michigan Isaac Theisen Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-04-13 Monroe, Michigan Coulee Region (NAHL)
20 Minnesota Dan Bailey Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-03-21 St. Cloud, Minnesota Wenatchee (NAHL)
21 Wisconsin Matt Pulver Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1997-06-05 Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Aberdeen (NAHL)
22 Wisconsin Pierce Pluemer Sophomore F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-01-07 Phillips, Wisconsin Odessa (NAHL)
23 Colorado Dylan Abood (C) Senior D 5' 8" (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1993-03-21 Centennial, Colorado Rio Grande Valley (NAHL)
25 Wisconsin Alex Falconer Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-04-06 Kohler, Wisconsin Coulee Region (NAHL)
26 Idaho Erich Jaeger Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-01-02 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Wichita Falls (NAHL)
27 Minnesota Erik Baskin (A) Senior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993-10-11 Minnetonka, Minnesota Aberdeen (NAHL)
28 Michigan Brady Tomlak Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-05-14 Oakland, Michigan Springfield (NAHL)
29 New York (state) Shawn Knowlton Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1996-08-14 Slingerlands, New York Aberdeen (NAHL)
30 Minnesota Erik Anderson Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-06-10 Chanhassen, Minnesota Pikes Peak (RMJHL)
31 Colorado Zach LaRocque Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1997-01-26 Arvada, Colorado Cedar Rapids (USHL)
38 Michigan Will Ulrich Freshman G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-09-18 Birmingham, Michigan Bismarck (NAHL)
42 Ohio Walker Sommer Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-04-29 Avon, Ohio Jersey (USPHL)
44 North Carolina Billy Christopoulos Junior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1994-02-01 Raleigh, North Carolina Alberni Valley (BCHL)
52 Michigan Jonathan Kopacka Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-05-28 Lapeer, Michigan Port Huron (NAHL)
74 Massachusetts Zack 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. ^ "Air Force Academy". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 
  4. ^ Code explanation; W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games
  5. ^ "The Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. September 22, 2009. p. 20. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hockey Senior CLASS Award". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 
  7. ^ a b c d "CHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  8. ^ "AWARDS - NCAA (AHA) PLAYER OF THE YEAR". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2018-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Awards - NCAA (AHA) Best Defenseman". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 
  10. ^ "Awards - NCAA (AHA) Tournament MVP". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 
  11. ^ "Men's Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 6. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  12. ^ "All-CHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  13. ^ "All-Atlantic Hockey Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  14. ^ "2017–18 Ice Hockey Roster". U.S. Air Force Academy Athletics. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 

External links[edit]