Air Force faces a pair of Hockey East opponents in 10th-ranked Vermont and UMass
2009-10 (Junior) Played in all 37 games and had six goals and two assists ... Scored a career-high two goals in the 6-2 win over AIC, Dec. 2 ... First career short-handed goal came in that game ... Scored four goals in three games late in the season ... Scored two goals, including his first career game-winner, in the 3-0 win over Army in the first game of the AHA Quarterfinals ... One goal and one assist to tie his career best of two points in the 4-2 win over Army as Air Force swept the quarterfinal series and advanced to the AHA Final Four.
2008-09 (Sophomore) Played in all 41 games and had seven goals and four assists for 11 points ... Named to the NCAA East Regional all-tournament team as he scored a goal vs. Vermont in the regional final ... His goal tied the game at 2-2 midway through the third period ... Also had an assist in the game to tie his career high of two points ... His seven goals tied for seventh on the team and were the third most in the sophomore class ... Also scored against Sacred Heart, Bentley, Holy Cross, Mercyhurst and two against UConn.
2007-08 (Freshman) Played in 35 games and had nine points (2-7-9) ... First career goal came against AIC, March 1 ... Scored in his next game vs. Bentley, March 7 ... Four points in his last six games ... Career best two points vs. Bentley, March 7, in the first game of the AHA Quarterfinals ... One assist in the 5-4 double overtime win over Mercyhurst in the AHA Championship Game ... Assisted on Josh Schaffer's goal in the third period to tie the game at 3-3.
Before Air Force Played two years of junior hockey for coach Doug Johnson and the Billings Bulls of the North American Hockey League ... Team captain of the Bulls in 2005-06 ... Led the team in goals scored with 21 ... Had 47 points (21-26-47) in 2005-06 and had 45 points (18-27-45) in 2004-05 ... Played 111 junior hockey games ... Graduated from Woodland Park High School ... Lettered two years in football.
Personal Member of Cadet Squadron 4 ... Major is management ... Parents are Mike and Claire Bertsch ... Three siblings, Jessie, Cara and Jared ... Father played for Colorado College and was the head coach of the Tigers from 1983-88 ... Father is currently the assistant executive director of marketing and communications at USA Hockey in Colorado Springs ... Attended the USAFA Prep School ... On the athletics list as a freshman and the commandant's list for military excellence as a sophomore ... This past summer, completed the powered flight program and soloed in an airplane ... Also served as the deputy commander for the military training squadron in the summer support program this past summer ... The assistant flight commander in his squadron ... Would like to someday coach hockey or work in the business field ... Favorite food is a walleye shore lunch ... Greatest moment in sports was winning the 2009 AHA Tournament and going to the NCAA Tournament ... Hobbies are hunting, fishing, golf, wakeboarding and snowboarding ... Favorite NHL player is former Avs captain Joe Sakic.